25 février 2022

A magnificent and highly important gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Dali kingdom, late 11th-early 12th century

Lot 747. A magnificent and highly important gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Dali kingdom, late 11th-early 12th century; 22 1⁄2 in. (57.1 cm.) high, oak stand. Estimate USD 2,000,000 – USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 2,580,000. © Christie's 2022 The bodhisattva is shown standing with both hands slightly raised with palms up, and holding in the proper left hand an ambrosia bottle (kundika). He wears a dhoti gathered by a sash around the waist and an abundance of... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2020

A rare gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Guanyin, Dali Kingdom, Yunnan, 10th-13th century

Lot 1191. A rare gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Guanyin, Dali Kingdom, Yunnan, 10th-13th century; 21 in. (53.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 171,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bodhisattva, Avalokitesvara, who is shown standing on a waisted lotus base holding a willow branch over the right shoulder and a flask pendent in the left hand, wears beaded jewelry, a scarf draped around the torso, a dhoti folded over below the waist, and a circlet... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2019

A wood figure of a three-faced and six-armed Guanyin, Dali kingdom, 12th century

Lot 2712. A wood figure of a three-faced and six-armed Guanyin, Dali kingdom, 12th century; 17 ¼ in. (44 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 120,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 150,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The figure of Guanyin is depicted with three heads, two of which have wrathful expressions; and six arms, the principal left hand carrying a precious pearl. His body is draped by elaborate bejewelled ornaments. He sits on a rocky throne, with lotus petals and small devotional... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2019

A gilt-bronze kila, Dali kingdom, 12th century

Lot 2711. A gilt-bronze kila, Dali kingdom, 12th century; 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 1,062,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The upper portion of the kila is cast with the upper torso of the three-headed Vidyaraja with a pair of wings on the back, the hands in vairocana mudra, rising from lotus petals surmounted by a double vajra, the lower portion in the form of a plain pointed dagger. The back is cast with a... [Lire la suite]
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19 février 2019

The “Luck of Yunnan”. A rare gilt-bronze standing figure of an Acuoye Guanyin, China, Yunnan, Dali Kingdom, 12th century

Lot 813. A rare gilt-bronze standing figure of an Acuoye Guanyin, China, Yunnan, Dali Kingdom, 12th century; 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high, 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 1,935,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The tall, slender figure shown standing with right hand raised in vitarkamudra and left held in varadamudra, the long hair drawn up into a tall coiffure (jatamukuta) bound by a band and elaborately dressed in twisted cords... [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]

05 octobre 2018

A rare bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Dali kingdom, 12th century

Lot 3686. A rare bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Dali kingdom, 12th century; 28.6 cm, 11 1/4  in. Estimate: 3,000,000-5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,720,000 HKD (474,523 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. cast seated on a shaped base with a band of pendent lotus petals below a frieze of studs, the figure depicted with the right hand raised and the left resting on the knee in bhumishparsha mudra, rendered draped over the left shoulder with loose garment, revealing the right shoulder and arm,... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2018

A rare and finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Acuoye Guanyin, Dali Kingdom, Yunnan province, 12th century

Lot 1294. A rare and finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Acuoye Guanyin, Dali Kingdom, Yunnan province, 12th century; 17 7/8 in. (45.4 cm.) high; 19 in. (49.5 cm.) high including tabs. Estimate USD 500,000 - USD 800,000. Price realised USD 4,002,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The tall, slender figure shown standing with right hand raised in vitarkamudra and left hand in varadamudra, the finely incised hair drawn up under a tiara into a tall topknot elaborately dressed with narrow braids... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2018

Walter Arader at Asia Week New York, 15-34 march 2018

Seated Four Armed Mahakala, Dali Kingdom, Yunnan, Circa 1150. Gilt and Lacquered Bronze, 25 cm (9.8 in). © Walter Arader Himalayan Art (New York, NY) Dagger, Tibet or Bhutan, 18-19th century. Steel, silver, gold, turquoise, wood and leather. 43.5 cm / 17.1 in. © Walter Arader Himalayan Art (New York, NY) ​Maitreya, Tibet, 15th Century. 8.5 in (21.6 cm). Gilt Copper Alloy. © Walter Arader Himalayan Art (New York, NY) Walter Arader. Exhibiting... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2013

Dr. Robert R. Bigler at Asia Week in New York. A Celebration of Asian Art. MARCH 14–22, 2014

A gilt bronze image of a bodhisattva. Tibeto-Chinese, Ming Dynasty, 15th Century. Height: 5.25 inches (13.3 cm).. Photo courtesy Dr. Robert R. Bigler Phurbu. China/Yunnan, Dali Kingdom, circa 12th Century. Copper alloy with remains of lacquer gilding. Length: 7.5 inches (19.1 cm). Photo courtesy Dr. Robert R. Bigler   Vaishravana (Duowentian). Tibeto-Chinese, Yuan, circa 14th Century. Copper alloy. Height: 10.2 inches (26 cm).. Photo courtesy Dr. Robert R. Bigler Dr. Robert R.... [Lire la suite]