07 octobre 2021

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

Lot 104. A small gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907); Height 2 in., 5.1 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 5,040 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 seated atop a circular lotus base in royal ease, with the right arm resting on the raised right knee, the expressive face looking intently in the same direction, adorned with an ornamented headdress, jewelry, sashes, and a draped dhoti, wood stand. From the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton. ... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2021

A rare painted limestone head of a bodhisattva, Northern Zhou-Sui dynasty, Late 6th century CE

Lot 182. A rare painted limestone head of a bodhisattva, Northern Zhou-Sui dynasty, Late 6th century CE; 13 3/8in (33.9cm) high. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 17,000 - 26,000). Sold for US$ 62,812. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The squared face showing crisp brows, elongated eyes with heavy lids, a long triangular nose with wide nostrils and a subtle smile issuing from thick lips, all below a high crown fronted by an oval jewel-centered plaque with raised scroll borders set between rosettes issuing beaded... [Lire la suite]
09 septembre 2021

Chinese Sculpture from the Junkunc Collection at Christie's New York, 23-24 september 2021

 Stephen Junkunc, III, circa 1930. Stephen Junkunc, III ranks amongst the most renowned collectors of Chinese ceramics and works of art, and is known for collecting a wide breadth of works of the highest standards of quality. At its height, his collection comprised over two-thousand examples of porcelain, jade, bronzes, Buddhist sculpture and paintings, and included two examples of the legendary Ru ware, of which only eighty-seven examples are known in the world. A superb Ru dish from... [Lire la suite]
03 septembre 2021

A marble figure of a bodhisattva, Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550)

Lot 1076. A marble figure of a bodhisattva, Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550); 50.8 by 23 by 14 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 176,400 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
21 août 2021

Top Five of Buddhist Art Online including a Private Hong Kong Collection of Gandharan Sculpture at Bonhams,2021

Lot 16. A schist head of a bodhisattva, Ancient region of Gandhara, 3rd-4th century; 25 cm (9 7/8 in.) high. Sold for HK$502,500. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The sculpture portrays a noble Buddhist bodhisattva with an air of quiet authority. His heavy-lidded eyes, aquiline nose, high cheekbones, and strong chin are finished with a fine polish. His broad, crisp moustache draws our gaze to the leonine earrings on either side. His wavy locks arranged into a tall bun like a blazing fire, secured by two beaded circlets. The larger... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2021

A gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 73. A gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva, Late Ming dynasty. Height 38.3 cm, 15 1/8 in. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP. (C) 2021 Sotheby's heavily cast standing on a double-lotus base, her hands holding a lotus stem supporting a scroll, dressed in a long layered robe with flower scroll borders, her face with a serene expression, her hair tied in a chignon and crowned by a five-pointed diadem. Provenance: Collection of Astrid Ibsen-Sørensen (1892-1987), collected in China before 1936. ... [Lire la suite]
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06 mai 2021

A stone figure of a bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)

Lot 56. A stone figure of a bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577); 60.3 cm. Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 HKD. Lot sold: 756,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the slender figure standing gracefully in diaphanous robes falling in elegant pleats embellished with beaded jewellery, the benevolent face flanked by pendulous ears surmounted by a jewelled headdress. Sotheby's. Monochrome III, Hong Kong, 22 April 2021
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09 novembre 2020

A rare copper-alloy figure of a Bodhisattva, Tang Dynasty or earlier

Lot 9. A rare copper-alloy figure of a Bodhisattva, Tang Dynasty or earlier; 21.4cm (8 3/8in) high. Estimate £ 8,000 - £ 12,000. Sold for £ 87,562 (€ 96,829). Courtesy Bonhams. The figure finely cast standing with hips gently swayed, the left arm held up holding a large sphere, clad in an elegant dhoti and billowing scarves, open at the chest revealing jewellery, the face with serene expression beneath a crown, a hook on the reverse of the body, stand. Provenance: Alain Presencer... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2020

A carved wood standing figure of a Bodhisattva, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 914. A carved wood standing figure of a  Bodhisattva, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 34 in. (86.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The elongated figure standing on a lotus base, one hand raised and holding a separate cup, the pendent left hand holding a lotus leaf, wearing a shawl over the shoulders, beaded jewelry, a long skirt, and a pierced crown set with Amitabha Buddha flanked by dragons. Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]
20 juin 2020

A copper-alloy Pala style figure of Bodhisattva, Tibet, ca. 18th century

Lot 20. A copper-alloy Pala style figure of Bodhisattva, Tibet, ca. 18th century; 16,2 cm, 6⅜ in. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 EUR. Lot sold 6,875 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. assise en lalitasana sur un double socle lotiforme, la main droite tenant des tiges de fleurs de lotus s'épanouissant près de l'épaule, vêtue d'un fin dhoti et le corps richement paré de bijoux, coiffée d'une couronne à trois fleurons encadrant un chignon orné d'un joyau, non scellée. Sotheby's. Arts... [Lire la suite]
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