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]
16 juin 2021

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

  Lot 478. A rare marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (​550-577); 23cm (9in) high. Est: £3,000 - £5,000. Sold for £ 27,750 (€ 32,211). © Bonhams Carved with a serene and meditative countenance expressed by a pair of downcast eyes, pursed lips and pendulous ears, framed by tight curls densely covering the head, stand. Published, Illustrated and Exhibited: Roger Keverne Ltd., Summer Exhibition, London, 1999, no.1. Note: See a related example illustrated in China: Cultuur Vroeger en Nu,... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2021

A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty, dated Zhengshi fourth year, corresponding to 507

Lot 199. A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty, dated Zhengshi fourth year, corresponding to 507. Height 7 ¼ in., 18.3 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 195,300 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. modeled standing before a flame-shaped mandorla on a splayed lotus base above a four-legged plinth, the plinth chased with a grid pattern with each unit enclosing a small circle, the figure adorned in long flowing robes, the right hand held against the chest, the left... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2021

Buddha, Myanmar (Birmanie), ca 19° siècle

Lot 644. Buddha, Myanmar (Birmanie), ca 19° siècle. Alliage cuivreux. H. 62 cm. Est: €1,200 - €1,800. Sold: €6,200. Courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr. Représentation classique du Buddha assis en vajraparyanka sur un socle architecturé, faisant le geste de prendre la terre à témoin, bhûmisparçamudrâ. L'ensemble est encore partiellement recouvert de laque dorée. Provenance : Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes (Paris) (Inv.23405 Acquis en 1989) Cornette de Saint-Cyr, Collections de la Compagnie... [Lire la suite]
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10 avril 2021

Buddha, Myanmar (Birmanie), ca 18°-19° siècles

Lot 263. Buddha, Myanmar (Birmanie) ca 18°-19° siècles. Bois avec traces de laque. H. 114 cm. Est: €3,000 - €5,000. Sold: €11,000. Courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr. Représenté debout. La surface est encore partiellement recouverte de plaques de verre coloré. En dépit des accidents et manques visibles, cette sculpture constitue un superbe exemple du grand style classique de la région de Mandalay. Provenance : Compagnie de la Chine et des Indes (Paris) (Inv.21697 Acquis à Bangkok en 1973) Cornette de... [Lire la suite]
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31 décembre 2020

A large carved polychrome stone head of Buddha, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 1052. A large carved polychrome stone head of Buddha, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); h. 63 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot sold: 25,200HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Including Property from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 18 December 2020  
19 septembre 2020

The Collection of James and Marilynn Alsdorf Goes up for Auction in New York

James and Marilynn Alsdorf, pictured in Miami in 1950. Photograph courtesy of the consignor For renowned Chicago collectors and philanthropists James and Marilynn Alsdorf, collecting art represented a unique opportunity for exploration, adventure, and the pursuit of beauty. ‘We looked for objects,’ Marilynn said, ‘to delight our eyes and our souls.’ Over the course of their four-decade marriage, the couple assembled a remarkable collection of artworks and objects spanning all eras and areas of the world. ‘The Alsdorf Collection is... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2020

A Gandhara grey schist Buddha, 4th century

Lot 68. A Gandhara grey schist Buddha, 4th century; 40cm high. Sold for £9,800. © 2020 Sworders. the seated figure with legs crossed and his hands resting in his lap in Dhyana mudra, wearing a pleated sanghati, with loose scoop neck collar, his serene face with bow-shaped lips, downcast eyes, finely arched eyebrows, with pierced elongated ear lobes, wavy hair and ushnisha, with the remains of a halo, the front base carved with smaller figures of a bodhisattva with a turban and halo, flanked by... [Lire la suite]
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