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  
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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