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]
14 mars 2017

Salomon Stodel Antiquités at TEFAF Maastrich 2017, Stand 134

Nautilus cup, Soapstone figures, Indo China, Kangxi period, circa 1675. Oriental silver gilt mounts. Height 32 cm, 12.8 x 10 cm (foot) © Salomon Stodel Antiquités The nautilus shell with two vertical engraved silver gilt strap mounts,are pinned which is constructed to fit closely over the edge of the shell, forms the bowl of a standing cup. The conchiolin is elaborately carved in the cameo technique in the Indo Chinese manner, being set in silver gilt mounts that both protects and intergrates this... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2017

Phoenix Ancient Art at Asia Week, New York, 9-18 march 2017

Head of Bodhisattva, Ghandara, 2nd–3rd century A.D. Schist, H: 31.1 cm © Phoenix Ancient Art Seated Figure of Bodhisattva Maitreya, Swat Valley, North-West Pakistan, ca. 7th century A.D. Bronze, silver inlays. Height: 17.6 cm © Phoenix Ancient Art Head of Bodhisattva, Gandhara, 2nd – 3rd century A.D. Schist. Height: 24 cm © Phoenix Ancient Art Phoenix Ancient Art (New York, NY), The Diffusion of Buddha in Antiquity, 9-18 march 2017 at 47 East 66th... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2016

The Raphy Star Collection sells for over $2 million and sets a new record

 A large Chinese wooden sculpture of a Luohan, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (13th-14th century) and the banknote found inside. Estimate: AUD$40,000-60,000. Sold for: AUD$47,120. Photo Mosgreen SYDNEY.- The Raphy Star Collection of Important Asian Art achieved a new record for a single-owner collection of Asian Art in Sydney last night with a total of over AUD$2 million ($2,009,700).  The top selling lot, a rare and beautifully carved Chinese polychrome wood sculpture of a Bodhisattva, Song Dynasty, 11th century sold for... [Lire la suite]