02 mars 2022

A polychrome stucco figure of a bodhisattva, Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century

Lot 768. A polychrome stucco figure of a bodhisattva, Song-Jin dynasty, 12th century; 22 1⁄2 in. (57.2 cm.) high, acrylic stand. Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000. Price realised USD 10,080. © Christie's 2022 The standing bodhisattva wears sweeping robes decorated in colorful shades of red, orange, and green with highlights in gilt, and is holding a floral stem with both hands. The delicate facial features are set in a serene expression and the hair is arranged in a topknot. ... [Lire la suite]

27 février 2022

A stone head of a bodhisattva, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 765. A stone head of a bodhisattva, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125); 14 1⁄2 in. (37 cm.) high, black marble stand. Estimate USD 40,000 – USD 60,000. Unsold. © Christie's 2022 The face is carved with a small mouth and half-lidded eyes below elegant brows, finely coiffed hair, and a prominent urna. The elaborate crown is decorated in the center with Amitabha Buddha seated on a lotus throne, surrounded by scrolls of floral medallions.  Property Formerly in the Collection of Doris... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2022

A bronze figure of a standing bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty, dated by inscription to AD 530

Lot 736. A bronze figure of a standing bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty, dated by inscription to AD 530; 5 3⁄4 in. (14.5 cm.) high, Japanese fitted zitan box. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 60,480. © Christie's 2022 The figure is shown standing on a lotus base, with the right hand holding a section of the long, looped necklace gathered by a disk, and the left hand holding the scarf draped over the left arm, while the ends of the robes and the scarves flare... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2021

Bodhisattva, Chine

Lot 97. Bodhisattva, Chine. Bois avec traces de polychromie. H. 93 cm. Résultat 15 600 EUR (Estimation: 2000 - 3000 EUR). © Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Belle représentation d’un bodhisattva richement paré reposant sur un rocher dans la classique posture d’aisance royale. Il est richement paré de bijoux et son vêtement est organisé en de gracieux plis soulignant les attitudes du corps. La coiffure est organisée en un chignon central et nattes retombant sur les épaules.Quelques usures, restes de... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2021

Le Bodhisattva Phật Mẫu Chuẩn Đề, Vietnam, seconde moitié du 18° - début 19° siècle

Lot 99. Le Bodhisattva Phật Mẫu Chuẩn Đề, Vietnam, seconde moitié du 18° - début 19° siècle. Bois de jacquier (?) laqué de rouge, vert et doré, H. 93 cm. Estimation: €5,000 - €8,000. Résultat 9 360 EUR. © Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Cette représentation du bodhisattva Phật Mẫu Chuẩn Đề (ou Cundi Bhagavati) à deux bras est très rare dans l’iconographie vietnamienne. Généralement, elle est montrée dans la version traditionnelle avec ses 18 bras tenant un objet symbolique et les deux mains... [Lire la suite]
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]