25 mars 2019

Sotheby's announces an eclectic offering of objects from the prehistory period to the present

HONG KONG.- Sotheby’s Hong Kong will present Curiosity V on 2 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In its fifth instalment, the sale offers an eclectic and thought-provoking assemblage of works ranging across time and geographical space, from Ice Age Siberia, to Bronze Age China, Ancient Egypt and Medieval Europe. Highlights include an important Neolithic jade cong from the Liangzhu culture formerly in the distinguished collection of Duan Fang (1861-1911); a monumental stucco Buddha head dating from the... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2019

A large black stone figure of Buddha, Eastern India, Bihar, Pre-Pala, 7th Century, or early Pala period (c. 750-1200)

Lot 908. A large black stone figure of Buddha, Eastern India, Bihar, Pre-Pala, 7th Century, or early Pala period (c. 750-1200). Height 42 1/2  in. (108 cm.). Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 USD. Lot sold 250,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the Buddha with his left hand raised holding the hem of his diaphanous robe, the right lowered in varadamudra, standing on a rectangular plinth in slight abhanga against a gently curved and tapering backplate with ratna finials,... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2019

Christie's announces details of lots included in the sale of The Private Collection of Florence and Herbert Irving

  Florence and Herbert Irving. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announced final details of the most anticipated auction for the Spring season of Asian Art: the sale of the private collection of Florence and Herbert Irving. Aptly titled Lacquer • Jade • Bronze • Ink: The Irving Collection, the sales pay homage to the materials the Irvings spent their lives studying and collecting. The collection will be sold across an Evening Sale on March 20 and a Day Sale on March 21, with a complementary... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2019

Freeman's to offer the Jeff Hunter Collection of Antiquities & Tribal Art

PHILADELPHIA, PA.- On March 13, Freeman’s will offer selected antiquities and tribal art from the collection of New York and Hollywood talent agent Jeff Hunter (1926-2018). Totaling just shy of fifty lots, The Jeff Hunter Collection represents a remarkable lifetime collecting ancient art. There is a spread across the millennia and across continents, but whether Greek idealism, the implied shapes of an ancient Anatolian idol, or the transformative qualities of an African Hemba mask, a constant theme is an interest... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

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

Lot 194. A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 21.8cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimate 15,000 - 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the hands lowered in dhyanamudra, wearing a jiashadraped over the left shoulder, the face with a meditative expression flanked by long ears, the hair tightly coiled around an ushina, incised with Tibetan script along the base. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

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

Lot 192. A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, 17th-18th century; 16.7cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 8,000 - 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. cast seated in in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the hands lowered in dhyanamudra supporting an alms bowl, dressed in a dhoti hemmed with lotus scroll borders and draped over by a shawl, the face with a meditative expression flanked by long ears, the hair tightly coiled around an ushina. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]

04 décembre 2018

Sotheby's Paris Art d'Asie led by a rare pair of coral-ground Famille Verte ‘floral’ bowls, Kangxi Yuzhi marks and of the period

PARIS - Sotheby's Paris sales are renowned for the quality and selection of objects offered. The december sale is led by a rare pair of coral-ground Famille Verte ‘floral’ bowls bearing Kangxi Yuzhi marks and of the period.  Further highlights include a selection of early Ming and Qing ceramics and porcelains formerly in the collection of L.A. Basmadjieff (1911-2000) whose important collection of early Ming blue and white porcelains was sold by Sotheby’s in 1972.   Lot... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2018

A gilt copper alloy figure of Buddha, Tibet, 15th century

Lot 54. A gilt copper alloy figure of Buddha, Tibet, 15th century. With inset turquoise, coral, and lapis. Himalayan Art Resources item no.68458; 33.5 cm (13 1/4 in.) high. Estimate HK$ 8,000,000 - 12,000,000 (€ 870,000 - 1,300,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: The Nyingjei Lam Collection Published : David Weldon and Jane Casey Singer, The Sculptural Heritage of Tibet: Buddhist Art in the Nyingjei Lam Collection, London, 1999, pp.112-3,... [Lire la suite]
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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