05 mars 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Bodhisattva, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907)

Lot 129. A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Bodhisattva, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907). Height 6 in., 15 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity seated with a single leg crossed over a pendent leg, one hand raised up, the other resting on the knee, the dhoti and shawl draped over the shoulder and falling in natural folds around the contours of the body, adorned with an elaborate necklace and jeweled earrings, the face bearing a contemplative expression, the round face framed by... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2019

A large and rare white marble carving of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 120. A large and rare white marble carving of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907); 94 cm high. Estimate: 600,000-800,000 USD. Lot Sold 740,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. beautifully carved in the round, standing in contrapposto with a basket held in the proper right hand, the body lavishly adorned with beaded necklaces in scalloped tiers and jeweled pendants, an elaborate multi-strand necklace harness crossed over the sensual, rounded belly and looped to either side, pendent over... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2018

Petite statuette d'un bodhisattva en bronze laqué or, Fin de la Dynastie Ming (1368-1644)

Lot 84. Petite statuette d'un bodhisattva en bronze laqué or, Fin de la Dynastie Ming (1368-1644); 15 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 EUR. Lot sold 3,750 EUR. © Sotheby's. assis en rajalilasana sur une haute base rocailleuse, ses mains en bhumishparsha mudra, sa robe somptueuse recouvrant ses deux épaules et ses bras, paré d'un riche collier et d'une couronne, le visage à l'expression sereine. Provenance: Acquired in Switzerland 14th June 1986.  Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2018

A rare pair of monumental painted stucco figures of bodhisattvas, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 1128. A rare pair of monumental painted stucco figures of bodhisattvas, Yuan-Ming dynasty, 13th-14th century; 85 in. (2.16 m.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 468,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Each figure is a manifestation of Avalokiteshvara, shown standing on a lotus base with head framed within a halo and hands held before the body in amida mudra. One figure wears a green scarf draped over the shoulders and then looped over the forearms before trailing... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2018

A rare pair of polychrome stucco fresco fragments of bodhisattvas, Five dynasties - Song dynasty (907-1279)

Lot 196. A rare pair of polychrome stucco fresco fragments of bodhisattvas, Five dynasties-Song dynasty (907-1279). Height 35 3/4  in., 90.8 cm; Width 17 1/8  in., 43.5 cm. Estimate: 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 275,000 USD. © Sotheby's. each of rectangular form, the first elegantly painted with an attendant bodhisattva standing on lotus blossoms and with a circular halo framing the head, holding a lotus sprig with a long leafy stem, the deity wearing... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2018

$4.3 million Tang Dynasty Bodhisattva leads Chinese Works of Art Auctions

A Rare Painted Limestone Figure of a Standing Bodhisattva from the Tang dynasty that fetched $4.3 million – far surpassing its high estimate of $2.5 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s Asia Week sale series began today in New York, with nearly 200 works sold across two auctions of important Chinese works of art for an overall total of US$20.2 million / HK$158.6 million.  The day began with an auction dedicated to a selection of magnificent Chinese Buddhist sculpture from the collection of Stephen... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2018

Six Dynasties Art from the Norman A. Kurland Collection (Part one) at Eskenazi

This exhibition features a superb selection of Six Dynasties art (220 to 581 AD) assembled over four decades by Norman A. Kurland, a renowned film and television agent. His focused and scholarly eye has led him to form perhaps the best collection of Six Dynasties art in private hands. The thirty-eight pieces in the current exhibition, though limited primarily to the fifth and sixth centuries, range widely in material – stone sculptures, earthenware figures, gilt-bronze metalwork and glazed ceramics. Highlights include rare examples of... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2018

A superbly carved and extremely rare limestone fragmentary figure of a Bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907)

  Lot 3023. A superbly carved and extremely rare limestone fragmentary figure of a Bodhisattva, Tang dynasty; 63.5 cm, 25 in. Estimate 8,000,000 — 12,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 15,720,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 exquisitely carved in the form of a slender, elegant figure standing in the pronounced tribhanga pose on a circular base decorated with overlapping lotus petals in relief, portrayed with the hips gently thrust forward and slung slightly to one side, depicted dressed in... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2018

Buddhist treasures from the Jingyatang Collection to be offered at Sotheby's

Buddhist treasures from the Jingyatang Collection. Photo: Sotheby's  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present four stone sculptures from the esteemed Asian private collection, Jingyatang. Exemplary works of art from the Northern Wei through to the Sui Dynasties beautifully illustrate the diverse aesthetics of Buddhist sculpture in China. Jingyatang: Treasures of Buddhist Sculpture will be on view in Sotheby's New York headquarters from 15 March, alongside over 1,300 other works of art, before it is offered at auction on... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2018

Galerie Jacques Barrere at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Bodhisattva, Japan, Heian period, 10th century. Wood, 102 x 23 x 16 cm (40.2 x 9 x 6.3 in.). Galerie Jacques Barrere (Stand 122). © TEFAF 2018 Provenance: Robert H. Ellsworth collection; Yoshida Masaaki collection, acquired in 1979. Double Guardian, China, Chu Kingdom, 4th-3rd century BC. Carved wood and deer antlers, 93 x 60 x 28 cm (36.6 x 23.6 x 11 in.). Galerie Jacques Barrere (Stand 122). © TEFAF 2018