27 mars 2019

A sandstone figure of Avalokiteshvara, Khmer, Angkor Period, Angkor Wat Style, 12th century

Lot 36. A sandstone figure of Avalokiteshvara, Khmer, Angkor Period, Angkor Wat Style, 12th century; 30 in. (76.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 425,000. Christie's Images Ltd 2015 Clad in a short sampot carved with parallel pleats and secured with a jeweled belt and with a double-butterfly sash in front, his rounded face with delicately outlined lips and long pendulous earlobes, the hair arranged in a conical topknot centered by a diminutive figure of... [Lire la suite]

02 août 2018

A Cizhou carved bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 859. A Cizhou carved bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368); 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diameter. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bowl with rounded sides rising to a lipped rim, the interior well carved through the white slip with a large leafy, lotus stem bearing one blossom reserved on a combed ground below a line border, all under a clear glaze. Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1986. ... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2018

A Cizhou inscribed pillow, Jin dynasty, 12th century

Lot 863. A Cizhou inscribed pillow, Jin dynasty, 12th century; 10 1/8 in. (25.5 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 With tall sides, the canted top painted in brown on white slip with a thirteen-character inscription that may be translated, 'The pure breeze wakens me from drunkenness. The dream is broken and the window is filled with a fading moon', within a double line border, all under a clear glaze. Provenance: The Collection of... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2018

A Cizhou brown-painted globular jar, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 858. A Cizhou brown-painted globular jar, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century; 6 ¾ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $8,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The tall, tapering ovoid body covered with a white slip painted in brown with a horizontal calligraphic panel between two bands fluidly decorated with flowers, all under a clear glaze, box The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE... [Lire la suite]
02 août 2018

A Cizhou painted tapering jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 862. A Cizhou painted tapering jar, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 7 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The upper body covered on the exterior with a white slip painted in brown with three prunus sprays pendent from a band of petals below the rim, all under a clear glaze above the unglazed, tall, cylindrical lower body, the interior covered with an olive-brown glaze. The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York ... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2018

A small silver 'Lotus' cup, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 735. A small silver 'Lotus' cup, Song dynasty (960-1279); 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) diameter, 34 g. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 10,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The rounded sides chased as three rows of overlapping petals rising from a central lotus pod encircled by a band of stamens, box. Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988 Christie's. The Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth Part IV - Chinese Works... [Lire la suite]

01 août 2018

A parcel-gilt silver hexalobed cup stand, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368)

Lot 730. A parcel-gilt silver hexalobed cup stand, China, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty (1127-1368). Stand 6 7/8 in. (17.6 cm.) diameter; cup 4 1/16 in. (10.4 cm.) diameter, 256 g. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 43,750 © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Shaped as a shallow dish divided into six petal lobes, the flat rim chased with a band of foliate meander on a ring-punched ground repeated on the conforming, pedestal foot, the top of the central platform decorated with a scene of... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A large and important gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, 13th century

    Lot 25. A large and important gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, 13th century; 25 in. (63.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 8,229,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Standing with his right hand in varadamudra and a lotus blossoming at his left shoulder, dressed in a short, thin dhoti secured by a beaded belt with pendant ribbon, adorned with the sacred thread and sash hanging across the hips, the face with... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A Gray Schist Figure of Buddha, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd Century

Lot 30. A Gray Schist Figure of Buddha, Gandhara, 2nd-3rd Century; 34 ½ in. (87.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Finely carved standing on a rectangular base centered with devotees in adoration flanking an altar, wearing long flowing robes, his left hand lowered, his face in a benign expression with elongated eyes, and arched brows, his hair arranged in undulating curls rising over the ushnisha, his face backed by a smooth... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A Rare and Highly Important Bronze Figure of Shiva Gangadhara Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola Period, 9th Century

Lot 26. A Rare and Highly Important Bronze Figure of Shiva Gangadhara Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola Period, 9th Century; 16 ¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 2,853,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Dancing over the dwarf Apasmarapurusha with his left leg raised, his principal right hand in abhayamudra and his principal left hand pointed towards his raised foot, holding a damaru and chakra in... [Lire la suite]