28 mars 2022

An unusual bronze cast of a Tang Buddhist stone stele, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820)

  Lot 52. An unusual bronze cast of a Tang Buddhist stone stele, Qing dynasty, Jiaqing period (1796-1820). Height 5¾ in., 14.8 cm. Lot sold: 126,000 USD (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD). © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. H.5.3.  Note: This rare scholar's object, a bronze cast of a Tang dynasty stone stele, had a specially made wood stand, which was inscribed in 1798, 1799, 1816, and 1831. This bronze... [Lire la suite]

24 février 2022

A grey stone Buddhist stele, Eastern Wei dynasty (AD 534-550), dated by inscription to the 4th year of Tianping, corresponding t

Lot 738. A grey stone Buddhist stele, Eastern Wei dynasty (AD 534-550), dated by inscription to the 4th year of Tianping, corresponding to AD 537; 11 5⁄16 (28.7 cm.) high, Japanese wood box. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 17,640. © Christie's 2022 The stele is carved in high relief with the Buddha standing on a lotus base above two lions, with the right hand held in abhayamudra and the left hand in varadamudra, flanked by two bodhisattvas and... [Lire la suite]
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09 novembre 2020

A large limestone Buddhist stele, Eastern Wei Dynasty or later

Lot 155. A large limestone Buddhist stele, Eastern Wei Dynasty or later; 96cm high (37 6/8in) high. Estimate £ 30,000 - £ 50,000. Sold for £ 68,812 (€ 76,268). Courtesy Bonhams. Superbly carved as a large reclining stag with its head held high and turned sharply towards a smaller deer, the stag with long antlers extending down its neck, its legs tucked beneath its body, both deer clasping a large, leafy sprig with five lingzhi fungus heads in their mouths, the stone of a very pale green-white... [Lire la suite]
19 juin 2019

Rare 18th-century Thai Buddhist manuscripts and Books go on display following restoration

Extracts from the Pali canon (Tipikata) and Qualities of the Buddha (Mahabuddhagana), late-18th century, Thailand, CBL Thi 1341 © The Chester Beatty DUBLIN.- The Chester Beatty has opened an exhibition of Thai Buddhist manuscripts dating to the 18th and 19th centuries. The world-renowned collection of beautifully illustrated books provides a rare opportunity to explore the Buddhist tales depicted within. Presented as colourful illustrations alongside sacred texts, some of the most popular Buddhist... [Lire la suite]
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28 octobre 2010

A blue-turquoise-colored Beijing glass bowl with carved buddhist scene, China, 19th century

A blue-turquoise-colored Beijing  glass bowl with carved buddhist scene, China, 19th century. photo courtesy Nagel D. 15,7 cm. Good condition - Estimate € 1 800 Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 5th 2010 www.auction.de
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01 octobre 2010

The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan @ Smart Museum of Art

Xiangtangshan, Head of a Bodhisattva (Attendant of Maitreya), mid sixth century, Limestone with traces of pigment. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Purchased from C. T. Loo, with funds from James B. Ford, 1918, C354. Photography by John Tsantes. CHICAGO, IL.- The University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery present Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan, a major new traveling exhibition that traces the historical... [Lire la suite]

31 octobre 2009

Two Jiaqing blue and white porcelains @ Nagel Auctions

A very fine pair of blue and white dragon porcelain bowls, China, Jiaqing seal marks and of the period - D. 17,2 cm - Est. 19 000,00 € For a pair bowls of this type from the Yongzheng reign see 'Exhibition of Ch'ing Porcelain from the Wah Kwong Collection', Hongkong, 1973, no. 59 A rare inscribed blue and white buddhist porcelain bowl, China, Jiajing six-character mark and of the period D. 14,8 cm - Est. 4 000,00 € Property from an old German private collection - Few fine hairline cracks to well... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2009

A rare dated limestone four-sided Buddhist memorial pillar. Northern Qi dynasty, inscribed with a date corresponding to 574

A rare dated limestone four-sided Buddhist memorial pillar. Northern Qi dynasty, inscribed with a date corresponding to 574, and of the period. Image Christie's Ltd 2009 Three sides carved with niches framing images of Buddha flanked by two standing bodhisattvas, on one side Buddha is seated on a pedestal throne above a cintamani flanked by kneeling figures, with two lions in a panel below, on the reverse Maitreya Buddha is seated on a throne below a draped canopy, with an inscription carved below, on one of the narrow... [Lire la suite]
21 juillet 2009

'Arts of Ancient Viet Nam: From River Plain to Open Sea' in September @ The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

“Simhamukha” Architectural Ornament. Oc Eo site, An Giang Province. 6th century. Terra cotta. Museum of Vietnamese History, Ho Chi Minh City, BTLS 1751 HOUSTON, TX.- The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and Asia Society, New York will present an unprecedented exhibition of ancient art from Viet Nam—the first in the U.S. to address the historical, geographic and cultural contexts of pre-colonial Vietnamese art in depth. Throughout its long history, Viet Nam served as a central hub for trade routes connecting the regions of Asia and... [Lire la suite]
20 mai 2009

Sotheby's Next Sale of Asian Art, to be Held on June 11 in Paris

A pair of famille rose porcelain « soldiers » vases and covers, China , Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Est. 30.000-40.000€. Copyright : Sotheby’s ArtDigital Studio. PARIS.- Sotheby’s next sale of Asian Art, to be held on June 11, includes 302 lots of Chinese, Buddhist and Japanese art. The sale begins with a rare collection of 102 Chinese snuff-bottles --- several of them of imperial origin --- from the 18th and 19th centuries. The highlight of this private collection, patiently assembled over 20 years, should be a... [Lire la suite]