22 août 2019

Ming dynasty Bronze Statues sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 400. A magnificent large gilt-bronze figure of Manjusri, Da Ming Yongle nian shi incised six-character mark and of the period (1403-1425); 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,000,000 - USD 1,500,000. Price realised USD 1,049,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Very finely cast, seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with right hand raised brandishing a sword, the left hand holding a lotus flower supporting a book, wearing a long flowing dhoti gathered in folds around his feet... [Lire la suite]

16 août 2019

A white marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)

Lot 183. A white marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577); 11 in. (28.0 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 43,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The soft face with a serene expression, carved with downcast eyes, straight nose, and small chin below the well-delineated mouth set in a subtle smile, with elongated, pendulous earlobes, curled hair and usnisa. Provenance: Purchased in Spain, 4 November 1988.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A large wood torso of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century 

Lot 1239. A large wood torso of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 48 in. (122 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The large torso shown wearing a priest's robe secured at the left shoulder over an underrobe tied with a knotted sash, the chest exposed above the graceful curve of a scarf, the face carved with gentle expression below hair pulled back from the forehead to frame a small round usnisa, traces of pigment. Provenance: In the... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

A large wood seated figure of Buddha, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-16th century 

Lot 1240. A large wood seated figure of Buddha, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 13th-16th century; 43 in. (109.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Shown seated in padmasana with right arm raised, wearing a priest's robes secured by a ring tied to a cord at the left shoulder over a dhoti gathered above the waist by a knotted sash, the full face carved with serene expression below the hair which is dressed in curls surrounding the... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2019

A gilt bronze figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 60. A gilt bronze figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 19.8cm., 7 3/4 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 11,875 GBP. © Sotheby's. the figure seated in dhyanasana, his right hand in bhumisparsa,  the left in dhyanamudra, wearing a long robe draped over the left shoulder leaving the right bare, with eyes downcast in a meditative expression, the hair in tight curls surmounted by an ushnisha, supported on a double pedestal lotus... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2019

A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1024. A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The elegantly cast figure is seated in dhyanasana, with the right hand held invitarkamudra, upon a lotus base supported by an hexagonal stand decorated with waves. The figure is dressed in priest's robes and has a serene expression. The hair is styled in tight curls surrounding the usnisha.... [Lire la suite]

05 août 2019

A rare gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 1022. A rare gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125); 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 293,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The slender figure is shown standing on two lotus socles on top of a waisted square plinth with pierced sides. His right hand is raised in vitarkamudra and he holds a scroll in his left hand. He wears layered robes that fall in crisp folds to his bare feet, and his hair is dressed in curls around... [Lire la suite]
16 juillet 2019

A Korean gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Unified Silla dynasty, 8th century

Lot 46. A Korean gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Unified Silla dynasty, 8th century. Height 2 3/4  in., 7 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 30,000 USD. © Sotheby's. cast standing on a lotus base, wearing long robes, left hand in abhayamudra, right hand by his side holding an attribute, wood stand, Japanese wood box (5). Provenance: Kitayama Fine Arts, Tokyo.Hirano Kotoken, Tokyo, acquired in the 1970s. Note: A similar figure with the mandorla... [Lire la suite]
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22 mai 2019

A rare gilt-lacquer bronze repoussé figure of Buddha, Qianlong incised seven-character mark and of the period (1736-1795)

Lot 184. A rare gilt-lacquer bronze repoussé figure of Buddha, Qianlong incised seven-character mark and of the period (1736-1795); 30.5cm (12in) high. Estimate £ £30,000 - 50,000. Sold for £ 31,312 (€ 35,740). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Well modelled seated in dhyanasana in his hand in bhumisparsamudra, on a double-lotus base inscribed in Manchu, Tibetan, Chinese and Mongolian, wearing layered monk's robes gathered in cascading folds, his rounded face with a serene expression flanked... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2019

A rare set of three gilt-lacquered wood figures of the Buddha, 17th-18th century

Lot 169. A rare set of three gilt-lacquered wood figures of the Buddha, 17th-18th century. The largest 55.2cm (21 7/8in) high. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000. Sold for £ 312,562 (€ 356,826). © Bonhams 2001-2019 The trinity including Bhaishajyaguru, Shakyamuni and Amitayus, all depicted seated in dhyanasana wearing pleated garments open at the chest, the serene faces with a meditative expression below thin arched brows and an urna, the hair arranged in rows of small whorls beneath a... [Lire la suite]
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