08 novembre 2022

A large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of a seated Buddha, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 118. A large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of a seated Buddha, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 40cm (15 6/8in) high. Sold for £35,580 (Estimate £15,000-£20,000). © Bonhams 2001-2022 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... [Lire la suite]

08 novembre 2022

A schist relief panel with scenes of the birth of Buddha, Ancient region of Gandhara, circa 3rd century

Lot 31. A schist relief panel with scenes of the birth of Buddha, Ancient region of Gandhara, circa 3rd century; 29.5cm (11 3/8in) x 31 cm (12 1/4in). (2). Sold for €138,975 (Estimate 15 000 € - 20 000 €). Courtesy Bonhams. The rare and unusually large scene from the birth of the Buddha shows Maya Devi returning to Kapilavastu holding Prince Siddhartha Gautama, the future Buddha to be introduced to the audience. Given that his mother died seven days after her birth, the maternal figure may indeed be his aunt,... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2022

A parcel-gilt bronze seated figure of Buddha, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 272. A parcel-gilt bronze seated figure of Buddha, Late Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height overall 15⅝ in., 39.6 cm; bronze 'lotus' base (2) . Lot sold: 12,600 USD (Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: San Francisco Private Collection, acquired prior to the 1930s.  Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 september 2022
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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