07 janvier 2019

An unusual miniature gilt-bronze bell, zhong, & a miniature bronze hexafoil mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 119. An unusual miniature gilt-bronze bell, zhong, & a miniature bronze hexafoil mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907).Bell 3½ in. (8.9 cm.) high, stand; mirror 2 3/8 in. (6 cm.) across. Estimate $4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised $4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of elliptical section, one side cast in relief with a foliate motif in an upper panel above two flower heads in panels below, with a small suspension loop on top, the exterior and inner clapper gilded; together with a miniature bronze... [Lire la suite]

03 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze 'lion'' paperweight, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 161. A gilt-bronze 'lion'' paperweight, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 2 3/4 in. (7.2 cm) long. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 125,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The bronze is cast as a recumbent lion with its two young riding on its back. The mane is detailed with tight curls and the hair finely incised, box. Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 6 April 2015, 22nd Floor
11 décembre 2018

A rare embellished gilt-bronze wall-vase clock, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 46. A rare embellished gilt-bronze wall-vase clock, China, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795). Hauteur du vase : 21 cm (8 1/4 in.). Estimation 8 000 - 12 000 €. Vendu 24 700 €. © Artcurial Le vase d'applique balustre reposant sur une base tétrapode à bandeau contourné, les arrêtes incrustées de verre rouge, la panse et le col légèrement bombés ciselés de rinceaux feuillagés en léger relief et incrustés de fruits en pierres semi-précieuses et perles, une horloge insérée au centre du vase, le... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2018

A gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 15th-16th century

Lot 65. A gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 15th-16th century; 29.5 cm, 11 5/8  in. Estimate £30,000 - £50,000. Lot sold £60,000 (€68,718). © Sotheby's. seated in dhyanasana on an ungilded separately cast double-lotus pedestal base, with hands held in dhyanamudra, wearing a shawl and dhoti falling down over his crossed legs in undulous folds and opening at the chest to reveal elaborate jewellery, a celestial scarf around the shoulders and arms, the face with... [Lire la suite]
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27 octobre 2018

A small gilt-bronze figure of Jambhala, Tibet, 15th century

Lot 69. A small gilt-bronze figure of Jambhala, Tibet, 15th century; 11.2 cm, 4 3/8  in. Est: £50,000 - £70,000. © Sotheby's. cast seated in lalitasana on the back of a mythical beast, holding an attribute in each hand, adorned in elaborate jewellery and a loose celestial scarf exposing his bare abdomen, dressed in a dhoti, his face with a benevolent expression framed by long pendulous earrings and a tiered crown, encircled by four smaller figures of bodhisattvas each holding... [Lire la suite]
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04 octobre 2018

A rare gilt-bronze 'mythical beast' waterdropper, mark and period of Xuande(1426-1435)

Lot 3439. A rare gilt-bronze 'mythical beast' waterdropper, mark and period of Xuande(1426-1435);11.6 cm, 4 1/2  in. Estimate 700,000 — 900,000 HKD. Lot sold 875,000 HKD (111,615 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. skilfully cast in the form of a recumbent mythical beast with a gently upturned head, portrayed ferocious with piercing eyes set with glass paste above a prominent snout, the body masterfully rendered with powerful claws and muscular limbs, the sides emblazoned with flame-like hair, the hollow body... [Lire la suite]

16 septembre 2018

Tibetan Gilt-Bronze Tara, Qing Dynasty

Lot 121. Tibetan Gilt-Bronze Tara, Qing Dynasty. Height 6 3/4 inches. Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000. Sold for $12,500. Courtesy Doyle. Seated in dhaynasana on a double lotus base, the hands held in a healing pose, clad in a long dhoti and scarf about the shoulders, the chest adorned with necklaces, the face framed by elongated earlobes and floret earrings all beneath a foliate crown before the hair pulled into a high chignon, traces of red and blue polychrome. Overall gilt wear, central tip and tip... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2018

A rare gilt-bronze figure of an apsara, Eastern Wei dynasty (AD 534-550)

Lot 1125. A rare gilt-bronze figure of an apsara, Eastern Wei dynasty (AD 534-550); 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 348,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The well-cast apsara is shown playing the sheng while kneeling on a lotus platform from which rise scarves that curve upwards to flank the ends of a celestial scarf that is wrapped under the figure's arms and rises on either side of the head where it is surmounted by a... [Lire la suite]
21 juin 2018

A Naturalistically Cast Gilt-Bronze ‘Duck’ Incense Burner and Cover, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435)

Lot 85. A Naturalistically Cast Gilt-Bronze ‘Duck’ Incense Burner and Cover, Mark and Period of Xuande (1426-1435); overall height 28.5 cm., 11 1/4  in. Estimate 20,000,000 — 25,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 29,240,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the incense burner and cover extremely well cast in the round in the form of a standing duck, its head slightly raised, with an open beak as if calling out and small beady eyes framed by long sinuous feathers trailing down its gracefully curved... [Lire la suite]
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]