19 août 2018

Buddha prêchant, Art du Gandhara, 2e-4e siècle

Lot 124. Buddha prêchant, Art du Gandhara, 2e-4e siècle. Schiste. 32 x 39 cm. Estimation: 8 000 € - 12 000 €. Résultat 7 200 €. © Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Beau relief présentant le buddha entouré de personnages et de divinités semblant distrait par un personnage émergeant au centre du feuillage d'un arbre, semblant tendre ses longs cheveux vers lui. Petits accidents, manques et restaurations visibles. L'histoire ainsi évoquée est difficile à identifier, probablement parce que rarement... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2018

Ensemble de cinq statuettes de Bouddha en bronze, Tibet, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle

LOt 214. Ensemble de cinq statuettes de Bouddha en bronze, Tibet, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle; De 18,7 à 20,5 cm, from 7 3/8  to 8 1/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 EUR. Lot sold 75,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. s'organisant autour de Bouddha Shakyamuni assis en vajrasana sur une base lotiforme dressée sur un socle étagé, la main droite en avakasha mudra et la gauche en bhumisparsha mudra, les quatre autres Bouddha assis en vajrasana sur... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2018

A gilt stucco figure of a Buddha, China, Ming dynasty, ca. 16th century

Lot 179. A gilt stucco figure of a Buddha, China, Ming dynasty, ca. 16th century. H 31 cm. Estimate CHF 4 000 / 6 000 (€ 3 330 / 5 000). Sold for CHF 5 000. Courtesy Koller.  Sealed with wooden base plate. Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Wednesday 06 June 2018 10.00 AM 
04 juin 2018

A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 12. A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 23.3cm (9in) high. Estimate HK$200,000 - 300,000. Sold for HK$ 250,000 (€ 27,147). Courtesy Bonhams. The benevolent figure finely cast, the face in a meditative expression with downcast eyes flanked by pendulous earlobes, crowned by tightly curled hair rising to a high chignon, seated cross-legged with both hands held in dhyana mudra, wearing a long layered robe decorated on the hems with delicate foliate scrolls, open at the chest... [Lire la suite]
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25 avril 2018

A large gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, China, 17th-18th century

Lot 981. A large gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, China, 17th-18th century; 11 7/8 in. (30.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 372,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Seated in dhyanasana on on a separately-cast double-lotus base with his right hand invaradamudra and his left held in his lap, clad in voluminous robes with incised hems, the face serene in expression below the snail-shell curls of hair over the ushnisha. Provenance: Mrs.... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2018

A rare and large sandstone head of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 3029. A rare and large sandstone head of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534); 40 cm, 15 3/4  in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 sensitively carved with an elongated face accentuated with downcast eyes below gracefully arched eyebrows, the serene countenance centred with a pronounced long nose, above lips tenderly lifted at the corners in a beatific smile, framed by a pair of pendulous earlobes and hair neatly swept up into a... [Lire la suite]

25 mars 2018

A rare Dehua figure of Buddha, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 774. A rare Dehua figure of Buddha, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 17 in. (43.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018  The figure is finely modeled standing on a lotus pedestal, wearing layered robes elegantly draped over the left arm and tucked in at the waist leaving the chest bare. In his right hand he holds a round jewel, while his right arm is held pendent at his side, and his face is modeled with a... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2018

Asian Art Museum asks life's biggest questions in 'Divine Bodies'

The Buddhist deity Guhyasamaja (detail), approx. 1400–1500. China; Beijing, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Bronze with gilding. Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B64B23. Photograph © Asian Art Museum. SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- The human form in art has always helped shape how we answer life’s biggest questions: Where do we come from? Why are we here? Who are we? What happens when we die? In response, from March 9 through July 29, 2018, the Asian Art Museum presents Divine Bodies, bringing together nearly 70... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2018

Bonhams announces highlights from its Asia Week New York sales and exhibitions

Lot 3033. A gilt copper alloy figure of Avalokiteshvara Sahasrabhuja Ekadasamukha by Sonam Gyaltsen (a.15th century), Central Tibet, circa 1430. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61516; 26 1/8 in. (67.7 cm) high. Estimate US$ 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 (€ 810,000 - 1,200,000). Photo: Bonhams  NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams New York will present six carefully curated auctions during their celebration of the 10th anniversary of Asia Week New York in March. Featuring outstanding works of Chinese... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A white marble figure of seated Buddha, Northern Qi-Sui dynasty, 6th century or later

Lot 917. A white marble figure of seated Buddha, Northern Qi-Sui dynasty, 6th century or later; 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 118,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The figure is shown seated in padmasana with the legs and feet covered by the draped robe except for one toe. The right hand is raised in abhaya mudra while the left hand rests in the lap. The face has a serene expression delineated by finely arched brows... [Lire la suite]