18 décembre 2019

A gilt copper alloy seated Buddhist figure, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 74. A gilt copper alloy seated Buddhist figure, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 11 5/8in (29.6cm) high. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Sold for US$ 36,000. © Bonhams. Attired in a tall cylindrical crown and princely raiment, holding his right hand in abhaya mudra while his left lies in his lap, supported on an open lotus flower with vertical stamens in raised relief visible in the spaces between the upper lotus petals; the surfaces all displaying traces of gilt. Note: For a similar crown and lotus plinth, see the Liao... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2019

A gilt copper alloy funerary mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 839. A gilt copper alloy funerary mask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 7 1/4in (18.4cm) high; 8 1/8in (20.7cm) wide. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,300). © Bonhams. Hammered from a thin copper, tin and silver alloy sheet and realistically modeled with thin, sunken eyes, wide brows setting off a long triangular nose and small mouth accenting the broad cheeks and long crescent ears, the surface covered with earthen encrustation.  Provenance: Sloan's, September 1998, lot 620. On loan and... [Lire la suite]
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21 mars 2019

A gilt copper alloy figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 15th-16th Century

Lot 941. A gilt copper alloy figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 15th-16th Century. Height 14 3/8  in. (36.5 cm.). Himalayan Art Resources item no. 13635. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Lot sold 325,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated in vajrasana on a multi-petal double lotus base articulated with a beaded edge, his hands held in dhyana mudra, clad in a dhoti with an incised hem, decorated at ankles, wrists and upper arms with jeweled bangles, layered... [Lire la suite]
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21 septembre 2018

A gilt copper alloy vajra, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 131. A gilt copper alloy vajra, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.61682; 18.5 cm (7 1/4 in.) long. Estimate HK$ 35,000 - 45,000 (€ 3,800 - 4,900). Sold for HK$ 275,000 (€ 30,406). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Provenance: Private European Collection, 1970s/80s. Note: Finely cast with four prongs at each end converging from the jaws of makara on the central axis. The ends emerge from elegant lotuses on either side of the central orb.After the fall of the Yuan... [Lire la suite]
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19 décembre 2017

Asia Week New York announces stellar gallery line-up for 2018

Green Tara, Gilt copper alloy, China, Tibeto-Chinese, Yuan, 14th century. Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Robert R. Biglar. NEW YORK, NY.- The Asia Week New York Association announces that 45 international galleries and 5 auction houses: Bonhams, Christie's, Doyle, iGavel, and Sotheby's will participate in Asia Week New York 2018, the ten-day celebration of Asian art and culture that spans the metropolitan region from March 15 through 24, 2018. "We are delighted to announce the 2018 roster of international galleries," says... [Lire la suite]
27 août 2016

A gilt copper alloy funerary mask, Liao dynasty

Lot 6015. A gilt copper alloy funerary mask, Liao dynasty. Estimate US$10,000 - 15,000 (€8,900 - 13,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams. Hammered from a thin copper, tin and silver alloy sheet and realistically modeled with thin, sunken eyes, wide brows setting off a long triangular nose and small mouth accenting the broad cheeks and long crescent ears, the surface covered with earthen encrustation. 7 1/4in (18.4cm) high; 8 1/8in (20.7cm) wide Provenance: Sloan's, September 1998, lot 620.  On... [Lire la suite]
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18 mars 2015

More than $5.7 million realized at Bonhams' Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art Auction

  A gilt copper alloy deity from a Vajrabhairava shrine, Yongle period, 15th century. Sold for: $893,000. Photo: Bonhams. NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams’ Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian auction on March 16 fetched a total of $5.73 million. Himalayan Works of Art were hotly contested and top quality works in every section achieved high prices in the packed standing-room-only sales room. The highest-selling lot of the evening was a 15th century gilt copper alloy deity from a Vajrabhairava shrine, which sold for... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2015

Dr. Robert R. Bigler, 'Before Yongle: Chinese and Tibeto-Chinese Buddhist Sculpture of the 13th and 14th Centuries' at Asia Week

Vajravarahi. Tibeto-Chinese, Yuan, 14th century. Gilt copper alloy. Height: 6 3/16 inches (15.7 cm). Dr. Robert R. Bigler at Asia Week New York 2015  Textile fragment, silk and gold thread lampas weave. Tibeto-Chinese, Yuan, late 13th century. 28.35 x 16.54 inches (72 x 42 cm). Dr. Robert R. Bigler at Asia Week New York 2015 Buddha Shakyamuni. Nepalo-Chinese, Yuan, late 13th-early 14th century. Gilt copper alloy. Height: 6.89 inches (17.5 cm). Dr. Robert R. Bigler at Asia Week New... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2013

Stunning bronze figures soar past estimates at Bonhams New York

A gilt copper alloy figure of Marichi, Qing dynasty, 18th century. Sold for US$ 254,500 (€188,323) inc. premium. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams. NEW YORK — Exceptional gilt bronze figurative sculpture dominated Bonhams diverse offerings in the auction of Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art on September 18, claiming seven of the auction's top ten spots. The majority of these highlights came directly from private collections and surpassed their pre-auction estimates substantially. Splendid examples from China, Nepal and... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2013

Gilt Copper Alloy Buddha Vajrasana. Tibet, 15th Century

Gilt Copper Alloy Buddha Vajrasana. Tibet, 15th Century. Height: 8 inches (21.5 cm). Photo courtesy Xanadu Gallery Xanadu Gallery. 140 Maiden Lane, San Francisco, CA 94108. T (415) 392 9999 - mvargas@xanadugallery.us - www.xanadugallery.us