04 mars 2019

An inscribed huanghuashi stele of a Daoist figure, Sui dynasty, dated 10th year of the kaihuang period, corresponding to 590

Lot 138. An inscribed huanghuashi stele of a Daoist figure, Sui dynasty, dated 10th year of the kaihuang period, corresponding to 590. Height 7 3/8  in., 18.7 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved seated cross-legged with a tripod armrest encircling the front half of the torso, wearing a small scholar's cap, the face with a pointed beard and eyes closed in meditation, the stocky body clothed in an interior garment crossed over the chest, with an outer robe... [Lire la suite]

19 septembre 2018

Two sancai-glazed Daoist figures, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1404. Two sancai-glazed Daoist figures, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Heights 19 in., 48.3 cm. Estimate: 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Sold Price: 10,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each modeled wearing long robes with ringed pendant sashes, stylized official's headdress, and upturned ruyi-toed shoes, one with yellow-glazed skin bearing a stern expression, the left hand holding the belt, the other with a calm expression with hands clasped to hold a tablet (now lost), seated on tiered... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2018

A superbly carved large ivory Daoist figure, Ming dynasty, late 15th century

Lot 3647. A superbly carved large ivory Daoist figure, Ming dynasty, late 15th century; 29 cm, 11 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,940,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's 2017. skilfully carved as an official standing on an octagonal pedestal base resting on ruyi scroll feet, decpited with his hands clasped together before his chest and holding a ceremonial baton (hu), his face naturalistically rendered with downcast eyes and a solemn expression, wearing a... [Lire la suite]
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