18 mars 2022

A rare inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Yuanshi Taizun, by Chen Yanqing, Ming dynasty, early 15th century

Lot 285. A rare inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Yuanshi Taizun, by Chen Yanqing, Ming dynasty, early 15th century. Height 8⅜ in., 21.2 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. © Sothebys. the reverse with a six-character inscription reading Qiantang Chen Yanqing zao, Perspex stand (2). Provenance: Private Collection, acquired prior to 1997, and thence by descent. Note: This piece is notable on account of its inscription, which identifies its maker as Chen Yanqing, a sculptor who... [Lire la suite]

07 mars 2022

A gilt-bronze sword guard, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 48. A gilt-bronze sword guard, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). Width 4⅛ in., 10.5 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 3,528 USD. © Sothebys.  Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. H.M.103. Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022
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25 février 2022

A gilt-bronze figure of seated Buddha, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125)

Lot 749. A gilt-bronze figure of seated Buddha, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125); 4 3⁄4 in. (12 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 40,000 – USD 60,000. Price realised  USD 113,400.© Christie's 2022 The Buddha is shown seated in dhyanasana on an elevated lotus base, with his right hand held in abhayamudra and left hand in varadamudra, wearing a simple loose robe open at the front to reveal his chest. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 25... [Lire la suite]
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]
25 février 2022

A small gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 747. A small gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 5 1⁄2 in. high, cloth box, padauk base. Estimate USD 8,000 – USD 12,000. Price realised USD 23,940. © Christie's 2022 The bodhisattva stands on a double-lotus base with hips swayed, holding a water vessel in the left hand and a willow branch in the right, and backed by a separately cast aureole. He is clad in an ankle-length dhoti and adorned with jewelry and flowing sashes. The face is serene in... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2022

A rare small gilt-bronze standing figure, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 745. A rare small gilt-bronze standing figure, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 1 7⁄8 in. (4.7 cm.) high, Japanese wood box, padauk base. Estimate USD 3,000 – USD 4,000. Price realised USD 12,600. © Christie's 2022 The corpulent figure is shown standing on a hemispherical base, wearing a tall hat and arranging a cape with his hands before his chest. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 30 October 1985. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2022

A small gilt-bronze figure of a double apsara, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 744. A small gilt-bronze figure of a double apsara, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 2 in. (5.3 cm.) high, padauk stand. Estimate USD 2,000 – USD 3,000. Price realised USD 15,120. © Christie's 2022 The double apsara, cast with a serene facial expression and spread wings, is shown standing on a hemispherical base with his hands clasped in front of the chest. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 30 October 1985. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2022

A rare large gilt-bronze figure of a boddhisatva, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 743. A rare large gilt-bronze figure of a boddhisatva, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 8 5⁄8 in. (21.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 – USD 70,000. Price realised USD 296,100. © Christie's 2022 Cast standing on top of a circular base, the bodhisattva is shown with right arm raised and left arm extending down and holding a long-necked bottle. The figure is clothed in diaphanous robes knotted below the navel and bedecked with chains, originally inset with jewels. A tab for attaching... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2022

A rare gilt-bronze figure of a dragon, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 741. A rare gilt-bronze figure of a dragon, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 6 1⁄2 in. (16.6 cm.) long, acrylic stand. Estimate USD 25,000 – USD 35,000. Price realised USD 44,100. © Christie's 2022 Cast with feet splayed as if mid-stride, the dragon has a long snout, curved neck, and straight ridged body covered in scales. The neck and back are set with pierced tabs. Provenance: Dr. and Mrs. Alexander Morse Collection, New York, 1980s.Andrew Kahane, Ltd., New York, February 1993.Anthony H. N.... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2022

A gilt-bronze 'Seven Buddhas' votive group, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 740. A gilt-bronze 'Seven Buddhas' votive group, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 4 5⁄8 in. (11.2 cm.) high, Japanese wood box and lacquered wood stand. Estimate USD 4,000 – USD 6,000. Price realised USD 12,600. © Christie's 2022 The ornament depicts the Seven Buddhas of the Past seated in a fan-shaped arrangement created by the open framework of lotus tendrils and buds issuing from a leaf. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 30 October 1985.   ... [Lire la suite]