11 août 2019

A rare and unusual gilt-bronze tantric figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1303. A rare and unusual gilt-bronze tantric figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 12¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Shown seated in dhyanasana with the principal pair of hands in abhiseka mudra and eight further pairs of hands extended and holding various objects, including an axe,phurbu, elixir bottle, wheel of law and lotus flower, dressed in long flowing robes open at the chest to expose an elaborate... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2019

A rare inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 1299. A rare inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Sui dynasty (581-618); 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) high. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 170,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The slender bodhisattva shown seated with feet resting on a waisted lotus support raised on a shaped faceted base centered by a cintamani, with a pearl held in the right hand, the left resting atop the knee, wearing a bejeweled filet below a seated figure of Amitabha Buddha, the head framed by an... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2019

A fine gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 61. A fine gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Late Ming dynasty; 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. finely cast seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, the hands held in dhyanamudra, wearing a floral edged diaphanous robe open at the chest to reveal an elaborate beaded necklace, the face with medative expression framed by a high tiara and wheel-like earrings. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2019

An important and very rare gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 3068. An important and very rare gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Song dynasty (960-1279);  6 3/4 in. (17.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000. Price Realized HKD 2,180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The finely cast figure standing on a separate base of overlapping lotus petals, the hands in vitarka mudra, the hair swept up into a top-knot behind an ornate tiara above the full face and downcast eyes with a serene expression, the hair tied neatly with... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

Central Asian Antiquities at National Museum, New Delhi (India)

Tang dynasty trade routes. The collection of Central Asian Antiquities with more than twelve thousand objects from Xinjiang region of Chinese Turkestan was discovered by Sir Aurel Stein during his three expeditions in 1900-1901, 1906-1908 and 1913-1916. This is one of the most prestigious and rare collections of Central Asian antiquities at the National Museum. The objects displayed in the gallery were discovered mainly from the oasis along the ancient trade route popularly known as southern and northern Silk Roads. Frequent... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A small gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 390. A small gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Tang dynasty (618-907); 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price Realized USD 7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Seated in rajalilasana on an integral base covered with elegantly pleated and folded drapery, the figure clothed in a long, flowing scarf and elaborately jeweled necklace, with left hand resting on the knee and the right raised holding a flaming pearl, the face with pensive expression beneath the... [Lire la suite]

06 janvier 2019

A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 197. A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); 25.5cm., 10in.Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 218,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. the four-armed deity seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the principal hands held in anjalimudrabefore the chest and the attendant arms flanking the shoulders raised in vitarkamudra, wearing a dhoti further embellished with beaded jewels and a shawl over the shoulder, the face with a... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 195. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 37.2cm., 14 5/8 in. Estimate 40,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. seated in dhyanasana, the left hand raised before the chest and the right arm lowered in varadamudra, wearing a shawl and dhoti opening at the chest to reveal a beaded necklace, the borders incised at the hems with lotus, the face with a benevolent expression, crowned by an elaborate headdress surmounted by an Amitabha... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2018

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 91. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Hauteur: 46 cm. (18 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 60,000 - EUR 80,000 (USD 70,412 - USD 93,883). Price realised EUR 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Il est représenté assis en dhyanasana, ses mains principales sont en abhisekamudra. Ses huit autres paires de bras rayonnent autour de lui, chacun tenant un attribut bouddhiste dont le chapelet mala, la roue du dharma, le vase, etc. Son visage serein est... [Lire la suite]
11 mars 2018

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

A Large Bronze Tripod Censer, Song-Yuan Dynasty, 12-14th century, the wood stand and cover 18th century. Dimensions: the censer 30 cm. diam.; 41.5 cm. high © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Metallurgical test confirms the dating of this piece. Provenance: A private Asian Collection A silver and turquoise-inlaid ‘double bird’ vessel, Song dynasty. Height 23.5cm. © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Provenance: – A private English collection– A private French collection, acquired... [Lire la suite]