18 février 2024

Standing Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (Guanyin), 565-577, Northern Qi Dynasty

Standing Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (Guanyin),Xiangtangshan: Southern Group of Caves, Attributed to Cave 2, 565-577, Northern Qi Dynasty. Limestone freestanding sculpture with lacquerlike coating, 74  x 20 1/16 x 14 9/16 in. (188 x  51 x 37 cm). University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Purchased from C.T. Loo, 1916 (C113).  In the crown of this bodhisattva is a small Buddha standing on a lotus pedestal, which identifies the figure as the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (“[He who]... [Lire la suite]

23 janvier 2024

Guanyin, Dynastie Tang (618-907), Chine, Xi’an, province du Shaanxi

Guanyin, Dynastie Tang (618-907), Chine, Xi’an, province du Shaanxi. Marbre, 57 x 17 x 17 cm. Galerie Jacques Barrère. Provenance : Collection particulière, France, acquise dans les années 1970, expertisée en 1983 par M. Guy Portier.
14 décembre 2023

Statue de Guanyin assise en porcelaine Dehua, Chine, Dynastie Qing (1644-1911)

Lot 33. Statue de Guanyin assise en porcelaine Dehua, Chine, Dynastie Qing (1644-1911). Hauteur : 27,5 cm.  Vendu : 390 600 € (Estimation : 20 000 - 30 000 €). © Christie's Images Ltd 2023  Elle porte au dos les marques en creux 'He Chaoshui' et 'Puji Yuren'. Provenance: Collection of Jorge Alessandri Rodríguez (1896-1986), former President of the Republic of Chile.Collection of Arturo Alessandri Besa (1923-2022), former Member of the Chamber of Deputies of Chile. Christie's. ART D'ASIE,... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2023

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), dated 1282,Yuan dynasty (1271–1368)

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), dated 1282, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368). Wood (wiillow) with traces of pigment; single woodblock construction; a) Guanyin: 99.7 cm, b) Inscribed block: H. 16.5 cm, W. 5.7 cm, D. 2.5 cm. Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 34.15.1a, b. © 2000–2023 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The bodhisattva has a rounded physique and stands in a slightly twisting pose, which creates a sense of depth. Both conventions attest to the introduction of Indo-Himalayan sculptural traditions in China in the... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2023

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), possibly Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), late 10th–early 11th century

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), possibly Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), late 10th–early 11th century. Wood (foxglove) with pigments, gilding, quartz and carnelian; single woodblock construction. H. 94 cm, W. 61 cm, D. 45.7 cm. Fletcher Fund, 33.116. © 2000–2023 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is rare to find a sculpture of Avalokiteshvara seated with his legs folded as if in meditation. He is most often shown standing or seated with one leg bent and the other pendent—a pose known as “royal ease.” One... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2023

Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), ca. 550–560, Northern Qi dynasty (550–577)

Bodhisattva, probably Avalokiteshvara (Guanyin), ca. 550–560, Northern Qi dynasty (550–577). Sandstone with pigment. H. 419.1 cm; H. with base 449.6 cm. The Sackler Collections, Purchase, The Sackler Fund, 65.29.4. © 2000–2023 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Large-scale sculptures of bodhisattvas wearing extraordinary jewelry epitomize stylistic and iconographic innovations in Chinese sculpture from the second half of the sixth century. The astonishing jeweled harness adorning this bodhisattva is made up of two long strands of... [Lire la suite]

06 novembre 2023

Guanyin (Avalokiteshvara) Holding Lotus-Form Cup, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368)

Guanyin (Avalokiteshvara) Holding Lotus-Form Cup, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368), 14th century. Gilt copper alloy, 25.5 × 19 × 14.2 cm. Art Institute of Chicago, Gift of Guy H. Mitchell, 1926.267.
31 octobre 2023

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 18. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Kangxi period (1662-1722); 19.3cm high. Sold for €12,160.  Photo Bonhams. Seated dressed in a flowing robe falling in well defined pleats, her left leg raised supporting both arms, holding a scroll in her left hand, her face with downcast eyes and a calm expression, her hair piled high and fronted by a diadem below a diaphanous scarf, the glaze a bluish tone.  Provenance: Ludwig Bretschneider (1909-1987), Munich, by descent in the family and acquired... [Lire la suite]
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24 septembre 2023

A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, 17th-early 18th century

Lot 653. Property from a New York private collection. A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, 17th-early 18th century. Height 31.2 cm. Lot sold 17,780 USD (Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2023 Provenance: Collection of Carlo Maria Franzero (1892-1986), by 1948.Private Collection, acquired from the above on 8th May 1969. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 19 September 2023
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06 août 2023

Dehua ware at Philadelphia Museum of Art

  Incense Burner, Mid-17th century, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Porcelain with white glaze (Dehua ware), 7.9 x 14.9 cm. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Mrs. E. Paul du Pont, 1980-120-4a,b. Brushwasher in the Form of a Lotus Leaf, Mid- 17th century, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Porcelain with white glaze (Dehua ware), 11.4 cm. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Gift of Major General and Mrs. William Crozier, 1944-20-406a,b. 'Rhinoceros Horn' Cup, 17th - 18th century, Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Porcelain with white glaze (Dehua... [Lire la suite]