29 mai 2019

A gilt-bronze kila, Dali kingdom, 12th century

Lot 2711. A gilt-bronze kila, Dali kingdom, 12th century; 4 3/8 in. (11.1 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 150,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 1,062,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The upper portion of the kila is cast with the upper torso of the three-headed Vidyaraja with a pair of wings on the back, the hands in vairocana mudra, rising from lotus petals surmounted by a double vajra, the lower portion in the form of a plain pointed dagger. The back is cast with a... [Lire la suite]
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25 mai 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century

Lot 183. A gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century; 18cm (7in) high. Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000. Sold for £ 25,062 (€ 28,447). © Bonhams 2001-2019 Finely cast, the Bodhisattva seated in padmasana, the right hand raised in karana mudra, dressed in loose, flowing robes with cuffs and borders incised with floral scrolls, open at the chest revealing elaborate jewellery, the serene face with downcast eyes, the hair dressed in knotted plaits and topknot, surrounded by an openwork tiara,... [Lire la suite]
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20 mai 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara, Mongolia, 18th century 

Lot 262. A gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara, Mongolia, 18th century; 9 7/8 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  The figure is elegantly cast seated in lalitasana on a lotus base, with her outstretched right leg on a lotus. Her face is modelled with downcast eyes and her hair is fashioned in a high chignon behind a small figure of Amitabha. Her right hand rests on her knee invaradamudra and her left... [Lire la suite]
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20 avril 2019

A magnificent gilt-bronze seated figure of bodhisattva, Early Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century

Lot 116. A magnificent gilt-bronze seated figure of bodhisattva, Early Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century; 14 7/8 in (37.5 cm) high, excluding stand. Estimate GBP 300,000 - GBP 500,000 (USD 391,200 - USD 652,000). Price realised GBP 731,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The bodhisattva is seated in rajalilasana, the posture of royal ease, with his right hand resting on his raised knee and holding a bead, possibly the wish-granting jewel,cintamani, and the left hand resting on a... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2019

A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze archaistic 'taotie' vessel, zun, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795)

Lot 3517. A rare cloisonné enamel and gilt-bronze archaistic 'taotie' vessel, zun, Mark and period of Qianlong (1736-1795); 15.1 cm, 5 7/8  in. Estimate 1,800,000 — 2,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,495,000 HKD (579,001 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's.  cast with a compressed globular central section resting on a splayed foot and flaring at the trumpet mouth, the bulbous mid-section superbly enamelled with four golden-olive taotie masks highlighted with multi-coloured outlines... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2019

A very rare gilt-bronze scissors and tweezers set, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 137. A very rare gilt-bronze scissors and tweezers set, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length of scissors 5 1/2  in., 13.9 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the scissors with the looped spring handle welded to flat pointed blades, each finely engraved to one side with a striding scaly dragon detailed with a long tail formed from stylized foliate scrolls, the other side with a pair of birds in flight among scrolling foliage, all reserved... [Lire la suite]

10 mars 2019

A rare engraved gilt-bronze stem cup, Late Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 133. A rare engraved gilt-bronze stem cup, Late Tang dynasty (618-906). Width 4 3/4  in., 12 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the cup of elliptical octafoil form, embossed on either side with semicircles and raised on a splayed quatrefoil base formed by four lotus petals with extravagantly everted edges forming the foot, the interior centered with a single lappet in relief and engraved with fish and mythical beasts amidst dense over lapping waves, with... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of a seated bodhisattva, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-906)

Lot 129. A gilt-bronze figure of a seated bodhisattva, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-906). Height 6 in., 15 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity seated with a single leg crossed over a pendent leg, one hand raised up, the other resting on the knee, the dhoti and shawl draped over the shoulder and falling in natural folds around the contours of the body, adorned with an elaborate necklace and jeweled earrings, the face bearing a contemplative expression, the... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2019

A rare gilt-bronze figure of a lion, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 119. A rare gilt-bronze figure of a lion, Tang dynasty  (618-906). Height 3 1/8  in., 8 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot Sold 68,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. stately modeled seated on its haunches, the powerful forelegs firmly planted, the head detailed with fierce protruding rounded eyes, thick brows, agape mouth revealing teeth and sharp fangs, and leaf-shaped ears swept to the back, long mane falling into luxurious spiraling curls, the long... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Bodhisattva, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907)

Lot 129. A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Bodhisattva, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907). Height 6 in., 15 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity seated with a single leg crossed over a pendent leg, one hand raised up, the other resting on the knee, the dhoti and shawl draped over the shoulder and falling in natural folds around the contours of the body, adorned with an elaborate necklace and jeweled earrings, the face bearing a contemplative expression, the round face framed by... [Lire la suite]
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