20 avril 2022

'Dehua' ware sold at Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022

  Lot 319. A 'Dehua' figure of Buddha, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; Height 14 in., 35.6 cm. Lot sold: 52,920 USD (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the back with a faint inscription within a square. Property from a New York Private Collection. Provenance: Private Collection, acquired prior to 1997, and thence by descent. Lot 320. A 'Dehua' seated figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century; Height 16 in., 40.6 cm. Lot sold: 21,420 USD... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2022

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

Lot 749. A gilt-bronze figure of seated Buddha, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125); 4 3⁄4 in. (12 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 40,000 – USD 60,000. Price realised  USD 113,400.© Christie's 2022 The Buddha is shown seated in dhyanasana on an elevated lotus base, with his right hand held in abhayamudra and left hand in varadamudra, wearing a simple loose robe open at the front to reveal his chest. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 25... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2022

A gilt-bronze head of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534)

Lot 735. A gilt-bronze head of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534); 1 1⁄2 in. (3.9 cm.) high, softwood stand, Japanese wood box. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 20,160. © Christie's 2022 The oval face is cast with a serene expression, flanked by long pendulous ear lobes beneath the hair neatly arranged in tight curls.  Provenance: Important private Japanese collection, prior to 1968, and thence by descent within the family. Literature: Ancient Chinese... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2022

A very rare bronze seated figure of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534)

Lot 734. A very rare bronze seated figure of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534); 7 3⁄8 in. (18.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 327,600. © Christie's 2022 The Buddha is shown seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base, wearing a simple robe that is wrapped around the body and draped over the left shoulder. His face is sensitively cast with a serene, meditative expression with half-closed eyes framed by large, pendulous ear lobes below the curled hair.... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2022

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of seated Buddha on a throne, Wanli period, dated by inscription 1584

Lot 780. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of seated Buddha on a throne, Wanli period, dated by inscription 1584. H. 44 cm. Sold: €3,000 (Est: €3,000 - €5,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions Provenance: Old European private collection, ccquired with the French Antique dealer Cervières in Paris by the parents of the present owner in the late 1970’s. Nagel Auction. Fine Asian Art Stuttgart - Part II, Stuttgart, 24 June 2021
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18 novembre 2021

Buddha paré protégé par la nâga, Art Khmer, transition des styles du Baphuon et d’Angkor Vat, 11°-12° siècles

  Lot 97. Buddha paré protégé par la nâga, Art Khmer, transition des styles du Baphuon et d’Angkor Vat, 11°-12° siècles. Grès, H. 63 cm. Résultat €11 700 (Estimation: €10,000 - €15,000). © Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Cette iconographie du Buddha qui connut un grand développement dans l’art khmer des onzième et douzième siècles est généralement considérée comme illustrant l’épisode de sa vie durant lequel il aurait été sauvé des eaux par le serpent Mucilinda alors qu’il était engagé dans... [Lire la suite]

18 novembre 2021

Tête de Buddha, Sud du Cambodge ou Sud du Vietnam, ca 7°-9° siècles

Lot 105. Tête de Buddha, Sud du Cambodge ou Sud du Vietnam, ca 7°-9° siècles. Grès avec restes de laques. H. 56 cm. Résultat 33 800 EUR. (Est: €4,000 - €6,000). © Cornette de Saint-Cyr. Importante tête présentant les caractères classiques du Buddha, avec les paupières baissées et les lèvres charnues exprimant une belle intériorité. Les oreilles présentent la classique distension des lobes, et le sommet de la tête surmonté de l’usnîsa est recouvert des classiques boucles de la chevelure.Ce style particulier... [Lire la suite]
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03 septembre 2021

Bonhams presents The Claude de Marteau Collection Treasures from Tibet, Nepal, India and Southeast Asia

A grey schist Buddha sculpted in the ancient region of Gandhara in the circa 3rd century. The Claude de Marteau Collection. Courtesy Bonhams. Bonhams is honoured to present the first exhibition of The Claude de Marteau Collection, taking place in Brussels, on 10-19 September 2021, before embarking on a world tour from Brussels to Geneva, Paris, Hong Kong and New York. A unique accumulation of artworks gathered over decades by the late dealer and collector, the collection spans works created over 1,500 years in the... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2021

Top 8 of Chinese Gold from the Hsiao Family collection soldat Bonhams Sydney, 8 August 2021

Lot 33. A gold repoussé figure of a Buddha, Ming dynasty, dated according to inscription, "the 22nd year of the Wanli reign (1594)"; with box, 5.3cm long, 7.7g, 17ct. Sold for AU$ 73,800 (€ 45,074). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The Hsiao Family collection. Provenance: J. J. Lally & Co., New York, 17 July 2000, no. 1050 (label and receipt) Note: According to the inscription, this statue was commissioned by the second son of the king of the Shanyin state, Zhu Chongliao, and his family during the 22nd year of the... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2021

Blanc-de-Chine sold at Bonhams London, 7 June 2021

Lot 574. A Blanc-de-Chine figure of Buddha, Late Ming Dynasty; 26.3cm (10 3/8in) high. Estimate £3,000 - £5,000. Sold for £ 6,375 (€ 7,409). © Bonhams 2001-2021. Seated in meditation, his legs crossed in padmasana, the hands resting in his lap in dhyanamudra, wearing loose robes draped over the shoulders and tied at the waist, the head lowered with serene expression, the hair fashioned in a mass of tight curls, set on a stylised double-lotus-lappet base. Provenance: S. Marchant & Son, LondonA Swiss... [Lire la suite]