06 janvier 2019

A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, 17th-18th century

Lot 193. A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, 17th-18th century; 24cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 104,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the hands lowered in dhyanamudra, wearing a dhoti embellished with beaded necklaces, the face with downcast eyes, surmounted by a tall elaborate headdress, all raised on an octagonal pedestal with foliate projections. Provenance: Christie’s New York, 17th September... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, 17th-18th century

Lot 192. A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, 17th-18th century; 16.7cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 8,000 - 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. cast seated in in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the hands lowered in dhyanamudra supporting an alms bowl, dressed in a dhoti hemmed with lotus scroll borders and draped over by a shawl, the face with a meditative expression flanked by long ears, the hair tightly coiled around an ushina. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2018

A rare pair of embellished huanghuali horse-shoe back armchairs, 17th-18th century

Lot 59. A rare pair of embellished huanghuali horse-shoe back armchairs, 17th-18th century. 88.5 by 64 by 65cm., 34 7/8 by 25 1/8 by 25 1/2 in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 GBP. Lot sold 98,500 GBP.  the five-member crestrail inlaid with six mother-of-pearl chilong, the two larger creatures grasping vegetal scrolls towards the rounded terminals, the single-board S-curved splat, flanked by mock-spandrels, featuring two enclosed panels, the upper with inlaid horn and... [Lire la suite]
22 décembre 2018

A rare jichimu, hardwood and marine ivory cabinet, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century

Lot 95. A rare jichimu, hardwood and marine ivory cabinet, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; 128.5 by 126 by 46 cm, 50 1/2  by 49 1/2  by 18 1/8  in. Estimate £10,000 - £15,000. Lot sold £12,500. Photo: Sotheby's. of rectangular form, the front with two rows of cupboard doors carved in relief depicting chilong, emblems, and antiques, embellished with alternating carved ivory panels of vertical rods and panels depicting shoucharacters and... [Lire la suite]
08 décembre 2018

A fine carved rhinoceros horn prunus libation cup, 17th-18th century

Lot 45. A fine carved rhinoceros horn prunus libation cup, 17th-18th century. L. 15,3 cm. Estimate 8,000-12,000 €. Lot sold 37.000 €. © Nagel Auktionen Very slightly chipped, few small losses to carving. Nagel. "Asiatische Kunst - Salzburg", 06.12.201
19 novembre 2018

Three Nepalese rhinoceros horn bowls, 17th-18th century at Bonhams, 27 november 2018

Lot 82Y. A rare small rhinoceros horn documentary 'Vishnu' bowl, Nepal, dated by inscription to 1678 and of the period; 7.3cm (2 7/8in) long. Estimate: HK$250,000.00 - HK$350,000.00 (€ 28,000 - 39,000). WITHDRAWN. © Bonhams. Carved in yoni form and raised above a short flat base, the rounded edge of the interior carved with a small figure of the deity Vishnu above a lotus-petal pedestal, surrounded by a mandorla, the exterior carved with a Nepalese inscription, the horn of dark-brown... [Lire la suite]
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30 septembre 2018

A rare Mughal carved emerald, India, 17th-18th century

Lot 179. A rare Mughal carved Colombian emerald, India, 17th-18th century; 2.8 by 0.7cm. Est: £25,000 - £35,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the front carved with three flowers emanating from a stem, the bevelled edge carved with a chevron design, reverse with a similar three foliate stem motif. Accompanied by Gemological Certification Services, London, numbered 78162-43, dated 14 June 2018, stating that the emerald is of Colombian origin, with indications of significant clarity enhancement. Cracks... [Lire la suite]
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07 septembre 2018

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century

Lot 339. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century. Height 16 3/8  in., 41.5 cm. Estimate  40,000 — 60,000 USD. Sold Price: 125,000 USD. © Sotheby's standing barefoot on a bank of swirling clouds, the face modeled with a serene expression with downcast eyes, pendulous earlobes and an urna mark on the forehead, the hair gathered in a high chignon secured by a ruyi-head tiara, robes draped over the rounded shoulders, open at the chest to reveal a beaded lotus... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2018

A huanghuali recessed-leg table, pingtou'an, 17th-18th century

Lot 1242. A huanghuali recessed-leg table, pingtou'an, 17th-18th century; 32 ½ in. (82.4 cm.) high, 42 ¾ in. (108.5 cm.) wide, 14 5/8 in. (37 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The single-panel top with rounded corners is set within a rectangular frame with molded edge, above a plain, beaded apron and cloud-shaped spandrels with hidden mortise and tenon joining them into the mitered frame of the top. The whole is raised on four gently splayed legs of round section joined... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2018

A rare huanghuali rectangular side table, 17th-18th century

Lot 1243. A rare huanghuali rectangular side table, 17th-18th century; 32 in. (81.3 cm) high, 54 ½ (138.4 cm.) wide, 22 ½ in. (57.2 cm.) deep. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The table has a single floating panel set in a rectangular frame above a wraparound waist and wraparound stretchers joined by pairs of interlocking rings around the exterior to simulate bamboo. The whole is raised on thick legs of round section. Provenance: Grace Wu Bruce, Hong Kong, 1998. Note: The... [Lire la suite]