15 mai 2018

A large finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, and a bronze stand, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 166. A large finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, and a bronze stand, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 31 1/8 in. (79 cm.) high overall. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 272,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The figure is cast seated in padmasana holding a willow stem in the raised right hand and a cup in the left, with a serene expression with downcast eyes. Her finely detailed hair is upswept into a top knot beneath an openwork crown centred with... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2018

Six Dynasties Art from the Norman A. Kurland Collection (Part one) at Eskenazi

This exhibition features a superb selection of Six Dynasties art (220 to 581 AD) assembled over four decades by Norman A. Kurland, a renowned film and television agent. His focused and scholarly eye has led him to form perhaps the best collection of Six Dynasties art in private hands. The thirty-eight pieces in the current exhibition, though limited primarily to the fifth and sixth centuries, range widely in material – stone sculptures, earthenware figures, gilt-bronze metalwork and glazed ceramics. Highlights include rare examples of... [Lire la suite]
27 avril 2018

Monumental gilt-bronze ritual butter lamp: A rare vestige of imperial Ming China offered at Bonhams

   Lot 150. A monumental Imperial exceptionally rare cast gilt-bronze ritual butter lamp, Early Ming Dynasty, circa first half 15th century, cast Jingtai six-character mark; 102.6cm high x 102cm diameter, 335 kg. Estimate on request. Sold for £ 1,328,750 (€ 1,521,179) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 LONDON.- Bonhams will offer a monumental Imperial exceptionally rare cast gilt-bronze ritual butter lamp, early Ming dynasty, circa first half 15th century. The vessel is cast with the Imperial... [Lire la suite]
16 janvier 2018

A fine gilt-bronze stemcup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 414. A fine gilt-bronze stemcup, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5 cm., 2 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 9,375 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the deep U-shaped bowl rising from a knopped spreading foot to an everted rim, finely chased around the exterior with equestrian figures reserved on a ring-matted ground, all below a rib and a chased undulating floral band. Note: Engraved stemcups of this form are conceived after Sassanian gold and silver prototypes. Bo... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2018

A fine gilt-bronze petal-shaped stemcup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 413. A fine gilt-bronze petal-shaped stemcup, Tang dynasty (618-907); 6cm., 2 3/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot Sold 6,000 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 the deep rounded bowl repouse-decorated with two rows of eight petals below the everted rim, each petal of the upper row finely chased with birds and floral strapwork divided by further floral strapwork in the spandrels, the lower row with floral strapwork, all supported on a high spreading knopped foot similarly... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2018

A rare small gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms period (304–439)

Lot 1601. A rare small gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms period (304–439); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 245,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014 The figure is shown seated in dhyanasana on a slightly trapezoidal "lion" throne cast with two snarling lions flanking a stylized vase of lotus. The hands are held in dhyanamudra, and the palms are detailed by simple criss-crossed lines. The Buddha wears a large square... [Lire la suite]

10 janvier 2018

A small gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms period (304–439)

Lot 803. A small gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms period (304–439); 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The figure is shown seated in dhyanasana on a lion throne cast in relief with two lions, with hands held in dyanasanamudra, and wears a square shawl that is draped around the body in parallel folds. The face is cast with a contemplative expression. A small pierced... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2018

A small early gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms period (304–439)

Lot 801. A small early gilt-bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Sixteen Kingdoms period (304–439); 3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The figure is shown seated in dhyanasana on a lion throne, and wears a square shawl that is draped around the body. A small attachment tab projects from the back of the head, wood stand. Provenance: Private collection, Japan, acquired prior to 1930. ... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2017

A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming Dynasty, Early 15th Century

Lot 67. A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming Dynasty, Early 15th Century. Estimate £60,000–80,000. Lot sold £187,500 . Photo Sotheby's. well-cast and depicted seated in vajraparyankasana on a double-lotus base, with hands held in dhyanamudra, wearing a pleated robe draped over the left shoulder and falling in loose folds over his legs, with the undergarment gathered at the chest, the serene face with downcast eyes and a meditative expression flanked by long pendulous ears,... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2017

A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 18. A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Guanyin is cast seated in padmasana, and holds a willow stem in the raised right hand and a cup in the left hand. Thebodhisattva is decorated with ornate jewellery and wears layered robes with crisply chased floral borders on a stamped ground. The crown has five openwork points and is centred by a seated figure of... [Lire la suite]
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