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]

20 septembre 2019

A large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of a Daoist deity, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 856. A large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of a Daoist deity, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 19 ¾ in. (50 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The Daoist deity with fierce expression is shown seated wearing full armor under long robes incised with cloud scroll on the hems, and a celestial scarf billowing behind his head, with traces of gold and red lacquer remaining. The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection. ... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2019

Ming dynasty Bronze Statues sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 400. A magnificent large gilt-bronze figure of Manjusri, Da Ming Yongle nian shi incised six-character mark and of the period (1403-1425); 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,000,000 - USD 1,500,000. Price realised USD 1,049,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Very finely cast, seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with right hand raised brandishing a sword, the left hand holding a lotus flower supporting a book, wearing a long flowing dhoti gathered in folds around his feet... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 1028. A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 22 in. (56 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 137,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The bodhisattva is shown seated in dhyanasana with hands held above the legs, and wearing layered robes, a beaded necklace, earrings, and a cowl that drapes over the high topknot centered by the figure of Amitabha Buddha, Japanese wood box. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1026. A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Guanyin , Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14½ in. (37 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara is shown seated in lalitasana on a lotus socle supported on the back of a caparisoned mythical beast, its head turned backwards as it strides beside an acolyte on the rectangular base. The bodhisattva holds an elixir bottle, and is richly... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1024. A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The elegantly cast figure is seated in dhyanasana, with the right hand held invitarkamudra, upon a lotus base supported by an hexagonal stand decorated with waves. The figure is dressed in priest's robes and has a serene expression. The hair is styled in tight curls surrounding the usnisha.... [Lire la suite]

08 juin 2019

A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of a seated buddha, China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 152. A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of a seated buddha, China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. H.: 67 cm (26 1/2 in.). Estimation : 25 000 € / 35 000 €. Courtesy Artcurial. Représenté assis en padmasana sur une base lotiforme, la main droite en bhumisparsamudra, la main gauche en dhyanamudra, vêtu d'une robe monastique ceinturée à la taille et laissant le torse découvert, le visage serein, les yeux mi-clos, les cheveux bouclés recouvrant l'ushnisha. Art d'Asie chez Artcurial, 75008... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2019

A rare and large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Mahasthamaprapta, Ming dynasty (368-1644)

Lot 511. A rare and large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Mahasthamaprapta, Ming dynasty (368-1644); 23in (58.5cm) high. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. Sold for US$ 52,575 (€ 46,325) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Heavily cast in great detail, portrayed seated in dhyanasana, the left hand in vitakamudra and the right in dhyanamudra, the palms of both hands and the soles of the feet incised with the 'wheel of the Buddhist law', dressed in loose robes with elaborate lotus scroll... [Lire la suite]
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15 décembre 2018

A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Simhanadalokeshvara, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 73. A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Simhanadalokeshvara, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Hauteur: 33 cm. (13 in.). Estimate EUR 20,000 - EUR 30,000. Price realised EUR 20,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2018. Elle est représentée assise en rajalilasana sur sa chimère caparaçonnée placée sur une base lotiforme, la main droite reposant sur son genou, la gauche tenant un bout de son écharpe. Elle est vêtue d'un dhoti, parée de bijoux, le visage serein, portant une couronne ornée du... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of the Goddess of the Morning Clouds, Bixia Yuanjun, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 10. A large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of the Goddess of the Morning Clouds, Bixia Yuanjun, Late Ming Dynasty; 81.9cm (32 1/4 in) high. Estimate HK$650,000 - 850,000. Sold for HK$ 812,500 (€ 88,227). Courtesy Bonhams. The lady immortal portrayed with a benevolent face framed by an elaborate headdress of flame-like form enclosing three protruding phoenixes, heavily cast seated with hands clasped at the front of her body holding a hu tablet, wearing a finely-layered robe adorned with... [Lire la suite]