08 mai 2021

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

Lot 75. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height 35.5 cm, 14 in. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. (C) 2021 Sotheby's standing on a lotus base and a shaped stand, holding an ambrosia vase in her left hand and her right hand held in vitarka mudra, wearing an elaborate jewelled necklace and long flowing robes and a scarf, her face with a serene expression. Provenance: A Texas private collection. Christie's New York, 22nd/23rd March 2012, lot 1781. ... [Lire la suite]

10 novembre 2020

A large and finely-cast inscribed bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 106. A large and finely-cast inscribed bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 15 ¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 20,000 - GBP 40,000. Price realised GBP 212,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The deity is cast seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus throne, the right hand raised in abhaya mudra, the gesture of teaching, and the left hand holding a cup. The figure has downcast eyes and hair upswept into a top knot surmounted by a flower bud beneath an... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2020

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

Lot 24. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Tang dynasty (618-907); 7.6cm., 3in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP (6,969 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. cast seated in lalitasana, the right arm bent upward and holding a lotus flower, the left hand resting upon the knee, below a mandorla set with a Buddha in dhyanasana, all supported on a domed base raised on a four-legged plinth, wood stand and Japanese wood box; together with a gilt-bronze figure of a... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907)

  Lot 24. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907); 9.5cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP (5,227 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. cast standing with left knee faintly bent and body twisting in elegant tribhanga, dressed in long skirts and draping scarves knotted intricately over the belly while leaving the torso bare, the left hand lowered grasping the long stems of lotus-bud and leaf, the right arm raised holding a flaming... [Lire la suite]
14 avril 2020

An Imperial Ivory Shrine of Avalokitesvara, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period

Lot 3137. An Imperial Ivory Shrine of Avalokitesvara, Qing Dynasty, Qianlong Period (1736-1795); 20.6 cm., 8 1/8  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,920,000 HKD (274,895 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's carved as the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara standing in a niche framed by thin jagged rockwork resembling mountains, an en face dragon writhing amidst ruyi-shaped clouds near the summits above, the deity standing inside the... [Lire la suite]
12 avril 2020

A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Avalokitesvara, Mark and Period of Yongzheng (1723-1735)

Lot 3059. A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Avalokitesvara, Mark and Period of Yongzheng (1723-1735); 16.3 cm., 6 3/8  in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 2,080,000 HKD (195,815 EUR). Photo Sotheby's well cast and portrayed seated in vajraparyankasana, the serene face with a downcast gaze and a meditative expression, flanked by long pendulous earlobes adorned with wheel-shaped earrings, the hair neatly arranged into two top-knots terminating with a miniature head... [Lire la suite]

07 avril 2020

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

Lot 61. A small gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Tang dynasty (618-907); 33⁄8 in. (8.7 cm.) high, box. Estimate: HKD 60,000 - HKD 120,000 (EUR 6,138 - EUR 12,276). Price Realised: HKD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. Provenance: A private European collector, acquired in Europe circa 1990sSold at Christie’s London, 4 November 2014, lot 95. Christie’s. Pavilion Online: Chinese Art, 21 - 28 April
20 septembre 2019

Bonhams to offer 8 museum-quality sculptures from one of the most important Himalayan art collections

Lot 805. A Gilt Copper Alloy Figure of Manjushri, Nepal, 9th-10th Century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.68446; 37.7 cm (14 7/8 in.) high. Estimate: HK$ 20,000,000 - 25,000,000 (€ 2,300,000 - 2,900,000). Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- The international auction house Bonhams will present ‘The Path of Compassion: Masterpieces of Buddhist Sculpture’ on 7 October in Hong Kong – a single owner sale of eight Buddhist sculptures from the esteemed Nyingjei Lam Collection. The Collection, which translates... [Lire la suite]
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]