23 février 2018

Buddhist treasures from the Jingyatang Collection to be offered at 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 20 March at 10:30am. Angela McAteer, Head of the Chinese... [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  
26 novembre 2017

Imprints of Buddhas: the Buddhist Art in the National Palace Museum Collection

TAIPEI - Buddhism originated in India in the sixth century BCE and underwent more than 1,700 years of development on the subcontinent before the Muslim invasion of the late twelfth century. In the process, Buddhism evolved and its teachings became more and more systematic. With the support of Indian ruling houses and the efforts of Buddhist clergy, the religion spread to Central Asia, China, Tibet, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia. From China, the religion also spread further to the Korean Peninsula and Japan. Since... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2017

Freeman's kicks off Asia Week with its biannual Asian Arts auction totalling $1.5 million

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On September 9, Freeman’s launched its Fall 2017 season and helped kick off Asia Week with its biannual Asian Arts auction. With an active room and full bank of phone bidders, the exciting auction attracted a considerable number of new bidders and saw many lots sell wellabove their presale estimates. The 578-lot sale totaled just over $1.5 million. The auction offered fine examples of decorative arts, furniture, textiles, paintings and works on paper, highlighted by fresh-to-the-market property from... [Lire la suite]
15 août 2017

Bodhisattva au vêtement blanc, dynastie Yuan (1279-1368)

Bodhisattva au vêtement blanc, dynastie Yuan (1279-1368). Porcelaine dure. H: 56 cm. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, legs Camondo, EO1616. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Thierry Ollivier. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (musée Guimet, Paris) / Richard Lambert
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14 août 2017

Exhibition focuses on that silent yet powerful act of transmission of Buddhist philosophy

Japanese. Amida Buddha (Amida Nyorai), 12th century (detail). Lacquer, gold and pigment on Cypress (Hinoki), crystals, 118.5 x 36.1 cm diameter (overall). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased with funds donated by Allan Myers AO and Maria Myers AO, 2010 (2010.3) MELBOURNE.- From the tranquil smile of an enlightened icon to the widely recognisable laughing Buddha, nine iterations and cultural interpretations of Buddha from throughout Asia are being presented in Buddha’s Smile, on view in the Asian Art temporary... [Lire la suite]

24 juin 2017

Sculpture de Bodhisattva en schiste gris, Gandhâra, époque Kushan, IIe-IVe siècle

Lot 198. Sculpture de Bodhisattva en schiste gris, Gandhâra, époque Kushan, IIe-IVe siècle, 56 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 EUR. Lot sold 223,500 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's  la tête auréolée, les longs cheveux bouclés en partie attachés par une tiare, les oreilles percées de boucles, la poitrine découverte ornée d'un collier sculpté de deux têtes d'animaux fabuleux et d'amulettes en bandoulière, les bras couverts d'un uttariya, vêtu d'un paridhana attaché par une ceinture et... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2017

Record prices for rare imperial Chinese artworks and Himalayan sculpture

Lot 185. A very important imperial bronze bell "Bozhong", China, Qianlong, dated 1761. With inscription by Emperor Qianlong. Estimate CHF 200,000 / 300,000 (€ 185 190/277 780). Sold for CHF 1 035 000 (hammer price). © Koller Zurich ZURICH.- The 13-14 June Asian Art auctions at Koller Zurich were enormously successful, with a string of top prices for Chinese & Himalayan art, particularly for three rare Chinese Imperial artworks from a private collection - which alone realized 2.64 million Swiss... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

A rare group of three red dry-lacquered and wood figures of Buddha Shakyamuni and a pair of Bodhisattvas, China, 18th century

Lot 526. A rare group of three red dry-lacquered and wood figures of Buddha Shakyamuni and a pair of Bodhisattvas, China, 18th century, H. 97 cm. Estimate 20 000-30 000 €. Photo Nagel the central dry-lacquer figure of Buddha Shakyamuni is seated in vajrasana on a separate carved wood lotus base rising from the waters encompassed by a tiered hexagonal throne, his right hand shows the bhumisparshamudra while the left rests on his lap, wearing monk's garment including an under-garment secured with a knotted rope and a... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2017

A gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 117. A gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Estimate £3,000 - 5,000. Sold for £18,750 (€22,166). Photo: Bonhams. Cast standing on a single-lotus pedestal, the bodhisattva portrayed with a benign face beneath an elaborate headdress, dressed in a long robe finely pleated with pendulous U-shaped folds to the chest, the right hand raised in abhaya mudra and the other in varada mudra.  Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART, 11 May 2017, 11:00 BST, LONDON, NEW... [Lire la suite]