08 février 2020

Two gilt and enameled porcelain figures of Bodhisattvas, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820)

Lot 1748. Two gilt and enameled porcelain figures of Bodhisattvas, Qianlong-Jiaqing period (1736-1820); 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 80,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011.  Each figure shown kneeling atop a lotus base, one barefoot and holding a sword in his two hands, the other a ruyi scepter, wearing a gilt-decorated brown shawl and waist-tied dhoti, a celestial scarf draped over the forearms, a beaded necklace and a... [Lire la suite]

25 janvier 2020

A Gandharan schist torso of a bodhisattva, 2nd-3rd century

Lot 110. A Gandharan schist torso of a bodhisattva, 2nd-3rd century. Height 14 in., 35.6 cm. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 USD. Lot sold 20,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's a scarf draped over the figure’s right shoulder, his bare chest adorned with a torque, necklace and string of amulets; his face with elongated eyes beneath arched brows, bearing a gentle expression; his hair drawn above his head in a braided chignon adorned with a jeweled fillet, the face and shoulders framed by a halo,... [Lire la suite]
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25 janvier 2020

A Gandharan schist face of a bodhisattva, 2nd-3rd century

Lot 108. A Gandharan schist face of a bodhisattva, 2nd-3rd century. Height 11 in., 28 cm. Estimate 1,500 — 2,500 USD. Lot sold 1,875 USD. Photo Sotheby's with deep-set eyes and curved mustache over gently smiling lips; his forehead surmounted by a jeweled turban with a central leonine medallion, stand, Japanese wood box (3). Provenance: Japanese Collection, acquired before the 1960s. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012
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25 janvier 2020

A small Gandharan schist standing figure of a bodhisattva , 2nd-3rd century

Lot 106. A small Gandharan schist standing figure of a bodhisattva, 2nd-3rd century. Height 11 in., 28 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 3,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's portrayed clad in a dhoti, scarf and turban, holding a basket of flowers in his hand, Japanese wood box (2). Provenance: Japanese Collection, acquired before the 1960s. Literature: Sumino Irodori: Osaka Masaki Bijutsukan Sanjunentenjizuroku (Colors of Ink: Osaka Masaki Art Museum 30 Years... [Lire la suite]
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18 janvier 2020

A limestone head of a bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)

Lot 1259. A limestone head of a bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577); 13¼ in. (33.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The head is finely carved with a serene expression conveyed by the slight smile of the mouth and the lowered lids of the eyes below the gracefully arched brows. The hair is drawn up behind a crown centered by a jeweled plaque and tied with ribbons that trail down the sides to partially obscure the ears. The pale... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

A dated limestone free-standing figure of a bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty, inscribed 4th year of Tianbo (553)

Lot 1194. A dated limestone free-standing figure of a bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty, inscribed 4th year of Tianbo (553); 17¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The figure shown standing on a lotus plinth and holding a sacred object in each hand wears a long shawl draped over the shoulders and scarves gathered by a lobed disc below the folded-over top of the gracefully draped dhoti that falls to the tops of the bare... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2020

A dated gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Sui dynasty, inscribed Daye sixth year, corresponding to 610, and of the period

Lot 1189. A dated gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Sui dynasty, inscribed Daye sixth year, corresponding to 610, and of the period; 18 3/8 in. (46.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 147,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The seated figure is backed by a flame-carved mandorla carved with a foliate scroll aureole that frames the head, and wears a long diaphanous robe which cascades in crisp, overlapping folds over the front of the circular plinth... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2020

Three small gilt-bronze figures of bodhisattvas, Sui-Northern Song dynasty, 6th-12th century

 Lot 1145. Three small gilt-bronze figures of bodhisattvas, Sui-Northern Song dynasty, 6th-12th century; 5, 5¼, 6½ and 3 5/8 in. (12.7, 13.3, 16.5 and 9.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 One is a slender, graceful figure standing in a tribhangha pose on top of a lotus stem, with a bottle pendent from the right hand and a willow branch held in the left at the shoulder. The head is backed by a separate openwork... [Lire la suite]
15 décembre 2019

An important and very rare pair of parcel-gilt bronze figures of Bodhisattva, 14th century

Lot 141. An important and very rare pair of parcel-gilt bronze figures of Bodhisattva, 14th century; together with a pair of lacquer-gilt thrones, Qing Dynasty, 18th century; figures 40 cm, 15¾ in.,bases 19 x 36 x 25,7 cm, 7½ by 14⅛ by 10⅛ in. Estimate:  500,000 - 700,000 EUR. Lot sold: 552,500 EUR. © Sotheby's. l'un représentant Avalokiteshvara assis en maharajalilasana, sa main gauche en avakasha mudra et sa main... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2019

A rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 184. A rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 35.8 cm, 14⅛ in. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold 47,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's seated in lalitasana, the right hand lowered in varadamudra and the left positioned on the side, wearing a dhoti and a loose shawl over the shoulder, adorned with bejewelled necklaces to the chest and around the waist, the face with a benevolent expression with downcast... [Lire la suite]