13 décembre 2016

The Raphy Star Collection sells for over $2 million and sets a new record

 A large Chinese wooden sculpture of a Luohan, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (13th-14th century) and the banknote found inside. Estimate: AUD$40,000-60,000. Sold for: AUD$47,120. Photo Mosgreen SYDNEY.- The Raphy Star Collection of Important Asian Art achieved a new record for a single-owner collection of Asian Art in Sydney last night with a total of over AUD$2 million ($2,009,700).  The top selling lot, a rare and beautifully carved Chinese polychrome wood sculpture of a Bodhisattva, Song Dynasty, 11th century sold for... [Lire la suite]

07 décembre 2016

Auctionata / Paddle8 offers rare fasting Buddha sculpture

Lot 7.  Rare Schist Figure of Fasting Buddha, Ancient region of Gandhara, 2nd-4th century. Estimate: €480,000 - €600,000. Photo Auctionata AG NEW YORK, NY.- Auctionata, the leading online auction house, presents its Asian Art Day on December 16, 2016, featuring extremely rare and exceptional works of Asian Art via livestream auctions on www.auctionata.com. In a three-part auction series, rare sculptures, fine porcelain and exquisite paintings will be offered to bidders worldwide. ... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2016

From the Lands of Asia: A world premiere at Pointe-à-Callière

MONTREAL.- In a world premiere, From the Lands of Asia. The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection is being featured at Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex from November 17, 2016 to March 19, 2017. Some 450 exceptional objects offer an uncommon perspective of the vast sweep of East Asian history.  Part of a larger collection of some 5,000 works of Asian art, including one of the world’s most extensive private collections of ancient jade, the exhibition also includes a selection of pieces from... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2016

Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), ca. 550–560, Northern Qi dynasty (550–577)

Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), ca. 550–560, Northern Qi dynasty (550–577). Sandstone with pigment. H. 13 ft. 9 in. (419.1 cm); H. with base 14 ft. 9 in. (449.6 cm). The Sackler Collections, Purchase, The Sackler Fund, 1965, 65.29.4 © 2000–2016 The Metropolitan Museum of Art Large-scale sculptures of bodhisattvas wearing extraordinary jewelry epitomize stylistic and iconographic innovations in Chinese sculpture from the second half of the sixth century. The astonishing jeweled harness... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2016

A cast and repoussé gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

lot 1231. A cast and repoussé gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate: USD 20,000 ~ 30,000. Price Realised USD 35,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The figure sits in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with both hands held in vitarkamudra. He is clad in a flowing dhoti with hems incised with a foliate pattern, and is adorned with various jewelry. The face is centered by a third eye at the forehead, and the hair is pulled into a... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2016

An exceptionally rare gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Northern Zhou dynasty (557-581)

Lot 154. An exceptionally rare gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Northern Zhou dynasty (557-581). Estimate 80,000 — 120,000. Photo: Sotheby's. the deity seated in dhyanasana on a circular pedestal, wearing long flowing robes and beaded chains centered on a medallion at the waist and with a long cord hanging down over the front of the pedestal, both hands holding the long sashes falling from the shoulders and the ornate headdress, the face with downcast eyes and a... [Lire la suite]

11 septembre 2016

Masterworks of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian works of art offered as part of Asian Art Week

A rare and monumental gray schist figure of a Bodhisattva (estimate: $600,000 - 800,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016. NEW YORK, NY.- As part of Asian Art Week, Christie’s New York salerooms will host a wealth of masterworks from the Indian subcontinent with the Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art sale on 13 September and the South Asian Modern + Contemporary Art sale on 14 September 2016. The auctions will present historic sculptures, bronzes and court paintings alongside art by established... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2016

Christie's announces highlights from Asian Art Week sales

Lot 17. Yuan Yao (Active 1720-1780), Spring Mountains. Scroll, mounted for framing, ink and color on silk, 78 5/8 x 95 ¾ in. (199.5 x 243 cm.). Dated spring, first month, yihai year (1755). Estimate: $450,000-650,000. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2016. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week: a series of auctions, viewings and events, from September 13-16. This season includes eight sales featuring over 900 lots, drawing together an extraordinary breadth of works from every category of Asian... [Lire la suite]
26 mars 2016

An extremely rare large limestone head of a bodhisattva, Sui dynasty

Lot 2871, An extremely rare large limestone head of a bodhisattva, Sui dynasty. Estimate 3,500,000 — 4,500,000 HKD (405,283 - 521,078 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the softly rounded face gracefully carved and framed by arched brows extending to a refined aquiline nose, eyes gently cast down above full cheeks and a delicately formed mouth, the gaze half closed in an expression of quiet contemplation, the elegantly coiffed hair in layers of looped sections with thick strands trailing... [Lire la suite]
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13 mars 2016

A gray schist figure of a Bodhisattva, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century

Lot 269, A gray schist figure of a Bodhisattva, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd century. Estimate $50,000 – $70,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 Seated in dhyanasana on a cushion over a lion throne, wearing a long dhoti and low-slung flowing sash over his muscular torso, adorned with a torque, beaded multi-stranded necklace terminating in makara heads, bracelets, armlets visible under his drapers, and earrings, his elaborate coiffure caught up with a beaded and floral headdress. 22 in. (56 cm.) high ... [Lire la suite]