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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30 octobre 2017

A rare and large pair of gilt-bronze ring handles, Warring States period-Western Han dynasty

Lot 44. A rare and large pair of gilt-bronze ring handles, Warring States period-Western Han dynasty. 7 1/4in (18.4cm) high, each. Estimate US$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€8,600 - 13,000). Sold for US$ 10,000 (€8,592). Photo: Bonhams. Each handle well-cast in the form of a taotie mask with rounded eyes, surmounted by a smiling humanoid figure with muscular arms and chest, the mask's elongated nostrils curled at the end forming a hollow ring, suspending a thick circular ring handle, stands. ... [Lire la suite]
15 septembre 2017

A rare pair of gilt-bronze rectangular belt plaques, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 913. A rare pair of gilt-bronze rectangular belt plaques, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8). Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017. Each plaque is cast in openwork with two tortoises encircled by the twisted body of a dragon with an open mouth, and each has two vertical attachment loops on the reverse. 3 3/8 in. (8.7 cm.) long.  Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong prior to 1989. Note: A similar gilt-bronze 'tortoises and dragon'... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2017

A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Longqing period, dated by inscription to 1571

Lot 19. A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Longqing period, dated by inscription to 1571, 14 7/8 in. (38 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000 (USD 19,425 - USD 25,900). Price realised GBP 18,750 (USD 24,262). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The figure is cast with a serene face and pendulous earlobes below blue painted hair cast in tight curls. His right hand is raised in vitarkamudraand his left hand is held in his lap. He is seated in dhyanasana upon a lotus base. The reverse of the base is... [Lire la suite]