17 septembre 2015

A gray stone head of a bodhisattva, China, Tang dynasty

A gray stone head of a bodhisattva, China, Tang dynasty. Estimate 400,000 — 500,000 USD. Price Realized $670,000. Photo Sotheby's the full face well-carved with angled downcast eyes and elegant curved brows flanking a refined nose, above full lips curved in a gentle smile, the hair parted into sections, pulled back and gathered into a coiled topknot behind a stylized blossom, all between large ears with pendulous earlobes, the surface with traces of pigment. Height 19 1/2  in., 49.5 cm ... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2015

Sotheby's London presents exemplary selection of Chinese & Japanese works of art

Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- On 13 May 2015 Sotheby’s London will bring to the market an exceptional range of Chinese and Japanese Works of Art. Alongside the biannual auction of Important Chinese Art, Sotheby’s will offer the single owner sale The Soul of Japanese Aesthetics: The Tsuneichi Inoue Collection. The collection formed by the Tokyo collector Tsuneichi Inoue encapsulates the best of collecting taste in Japan in the early to mid-20th century. This can be seen not only in the significant highlights such... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2015

Bodhisattva, Art du Gandhara, ca 4°-5°siècle

Bodhisattva, Art du Gandhara, ca 4°-5°siècle. Estimation : 20 000 - 30 000 €. Photo Cornette de Saint-Cyr Stuc. H. 44 cm Belle et importante tête de bodhisattva aux traits caractéristiques de style qualifié de Gréco-Bouddhique. Le visage est surmonté d’une coiffure ondulée garnie de fleurs, et le chignon est agrémenté d’un riche diadème à médaillon central rehaussé de pigments rouges. Petits accidents, manques et restaurations visibles.  Historique : - Acquise... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2015

Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia, Recent Acquisitions at Asia Week New York 2015

  Bust of Bodhisattva. Dark Blue Schist with Polish, Ancient Region of Gandhara, 2nd century. Height: 9 1/2 in. (23.8 cm). Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia at Asia Week New York 2015 Head of Buddha. Ancient Region of Gandhara, 2nd century. Grey schist. Height: 7 inches (17.5 cm). Nayef Homsi Ancient Art of Asia at Asia Week New York 2015  A Fraser Album Page: Noblemen and Dervishes Enjoying Music. Opaque Watercolor Heightened with Gold on Paper. India, Delhi, circa 1800.... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2015

I.M. Chait announces March 22 auction of premier Chinese and other Asian art, led by superb gilt-bronze Bodhisattva

Important  gilt bronze Bodhisattva Vajrasattva, Ming Dynasty, Xuande six-character Mark and of the Period. Estimate $400,000-500,000. © I. M. Chait Gallery.  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Asia Week in New York attracts a global contingent of art buyers who travel many thousands of miles – primarily from China – to immerse themselves in a frenzied schedule of specialty shows, exhibitions and other activities around Manhattan. But a new West Coast tradition embraced by Asian art... [Lire la suite]
09 août 2014

Champa Kingdom collection in Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney

Reclining figure of Vishnu, Champa Kingdom, Viet Nam, 9th century-10th century, stone, 15.5 x 30.0 x 6.5 cm. Gift of James de Siun 1990, 243.1990.  Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (C) Art Gallery of NewSouth Wales, Sydney The kingdom of Champa occupied part of what is now central and south Vietnam from the sixth century. Successive waves of invaders - Chinese, Javanese and Vietnamese - destroyed much of the land over which the Champa kingdom held suzerainty until the... [Lire la suite]

22 juin 2014

Bodhisattva assis, Chine, dynastie Ming, entre le XVe siècle et le XVIe siècle

Bodhisattva assis, Chine, dynastie Ming, entre le XVe siècle et le XVIe siècle. Photo KOHN Bois. H. 100 cm, L. 77 cm, P. 60 cm. Estimation : 70 000 € / 90 000 € MING WOODEN SEATED BODHISATTVA, China, Circa: 15th Century AD to 16th Century AD Wood. Dimension: 39.37’’ high, 30.31’’ wide, 60.62’’ deep The historical figure, Buddha Gautama Sakyamuni is the Buddha of compassion who, having achieved the highest evolutionary perfection, turns suffering into happiness for all living beings. Born around 560 B.C. somewhere between the... [Lire la suite]
22 juin 2014

Fine Kangxi Porcelain and Imperial Jades lead rich offerings at Bonhams San Francisco In June 24 Jun 2014

Two massive blue and white ovoid jars, Kangxi. Estimate US$ 100,000 - 200,000 (€74,000 - 150,000). Photo Bonhams. San Francisco — Two massive blue and white 'soldier' vases, formerly in the collection of Salvador Ugarte of Mexico City, stand out amongst a select group of Chinese Kangxi period porcelains to be offered at Bonhams San Francisco on June 24. The term 'soldier' refers to the famous group of 151 Chinese blue and white porcelains which Augustus the Stone of Saxony received from Friedrich Wilhelm I of Russia... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2014

Nine grey schist Gandhara region, 2nd-3rd century's sculpture at Nagel, "Asiatische Kunst", 7.5.2014

A fine over-life size bust of Buddha Shakyamuni, Gandhara region, 2nd-3rd century. Photo Nagel The superbly sculpted head displaying a serene expression with heavy lidded downcast eyes below slightly arched eyebrows that run into his nose-bridge, carved circular cavity at his forehead originally inlaid with a rock crystal bead, smiling lips, elongated earlobes, his wavy hair combed backwards over head and ushnisha and a section of his neck still visible. H. 53 cm. Estimate 80 000 - 120 000 € Provenance: Acquired by the present... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2014

A large bronze head of a Bodhisattva, Song- Yuan Dynasty

A large bronze head of a Bodhisattva, Song- Yuan Dynasty. Photo: Sotheby's the round full-face deity with crescent down-cast eyes in serene contemplation, framed by the high arched brows, tapering nose and the pursed full lips, and long pendulous earlobes, the shaved bald head encircled by a simple ruyi-shaped diadem resting around the crown of his head, just above the urna on the forehead with traces of red pigment inside, all resting on a fragment of the shoulders draped with a section of the robe with a finely cast floral hem... [Lire la suite]
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