13 décembre 2019

A large Dehua figure of a standing Guanyin, China, circa 1900

Lot 56. A  large Dehua figure of a standing Guanyin, China, circa 1900. Hauteur: 88 cm. (34 5/8 in.). Estimate 40,000 - EUR 60,000. Price realised EUR 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Elle est représentée debout émergeant des flots tumultueux où nage une grosse carpe. Elle est vêtue d'une longue robe, coiffée d'un haut chignon ceint d'une tiare abritant une image de Bouddha et arbore des bijoux précieux. Les délicates mains sont amovibles, l'une des deux tient un rouleau. Le dos porte... [Lire la suite]
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12 décembre 2019

Blanc de Chine : entre tradition et modernité à la galerie 1618

PARIS - « Blanc de Chine » est une expression française traduite telle quelle en chinois moderne (zhongguo bai 中國白). Elle sert à désigner la porcelaine blanche provenant de Dehua, dans la province côtière du Fujian. Cette ville est réputée, depuis la seconde moitié du dixième siècle, pour la qualité exquise de sa porcelaine à la teinte blanche translucide. Des sculptures en porcelaine de sept artistes les plus représentatifs de Dehua sont exposées afin d’appréhender la technique de réalisation de ce type de porcelaine et... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2019

A pair of blanc-de-chine Buddhist lions & A blanc-de-chine Guanyin, 17th century

Lot 5. A pair of blanc-de-chine Buddhist lions, 17th century; 11 7/16 in. (29 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price realised GBP 5,736. © Christie's Images Ltd 2004 Each modelled as a lion with a fierce expression exposing its teeth seated on its haunch on top of a rectangular pedestal, one with a brocade ball under its right foreleg, the other with a ball and its young, the pedestals applied with blossoming prunus and peony branches, covered in a white glaze of ivory tone, minor... [Lire la suite]
03 décembre 2019

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, signed He Chaozong, 17th–18th century

Lot 327. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, signed He Chaozong, 17th–18th century; 15 cm, 5 7/8  in.. Estimate HKD 40,000 — 60,000. Lot Sold 162,500 HKD (20,759 USD). © Sotheby's. seated in lalitasana on a jagged rock next to a scroll, the reverse impressed with a He Chaozong seal mark within a double gourd. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
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25 novembre 2019

The Sphinx takes center stage at Penn Museum

© Penn Museum 2019 PHILADELPHIA, PA.- A 25,000-pound monument returned to the limelight, as the centerpiece of the new Sphinx Gallery at the Penn Museum.The colossal red granite Sphinx of Ramses II—history’s most well-known pharaoh who reigned in ancient Egypt for nearly 67 years and fathered more than 100 children—dates back to between 1293 and 1185 BCE. Excavated by the famous archaeologist W. M. Flinders Petrie and his team, it is the largest sphinx in the Western hemisphere and has served as one of the City of... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2019

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

Lot 54. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The finely modelled figure is seated on rocks wearing voluminous robes that fall in graceful folds around the body. She holds a child with a lotus bud in his hand on her raised knee. She wears a beaded necklace and and the hair is elegantly coiffed in a topknot adorned with jewellery. The figure is covered overall in a creamy glaze of ivory tone. The... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2019

A very rare carved wood figure of Guanyin, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 50.  A very rare carved wood figure of Guanyin, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234); 57cm (22 1/2in) high. Estimate: £60,000 - 80,000 (€ 70,000 - 93,000). Sold for £ 93,812 (€ 109,539). Photo: Bonhams.  The Goddess of Mercy seated in the posture of rajalilasana or 'royal ease' on a rock and wave base representing Mount Potalaka, leaning on her left arm with her head inclined to the right, the right hand holding a loop of drapery, the left foot resting on a small lotus pod, the serene face... [Lire la suite]
19 octobre 2019

Two Dehua figures of seated Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 17th century and Republic period (1912-1949)

Lot 82. Two Dehua figures of seated Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 17th century and Republic period (1912-1949). Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 80,000. Price realised HKD 350,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019.  Left Guanyin: 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) highRight Guanyin: 7 7/8 in. (20.2 cm.) high, Japanese wood box Property from the Quek Kiok Lee Collection.   Provenance: Left Guanyin: Sold at Christie’s London, 20 February 1978, lot 191Spink & Son Ltd., London ... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2019

A silver-inlaid bronze figure of Guanyin, Shisou mark, 17th century

Lot 3632. A silver-inlaid bronze figure of Guanyin, Shisou mark, 17th century; 21.3 cm, 8 3/8  in. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 HKD (63,665 - 89,131 USD). Lot Sold 750,000 HKD (95,498 USD) . Courtesy Sotheby's. depicted seated, the right knee raised supporting both hands with one holding a scroll, clad in long flowing robes falling into voluminous folds and draped over by a shawl, the garments embellished by silver wire-inlaid lotus scrolls and... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2019

A large inscribed Zhangzhou crackle-glazed figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, dated 1615

Lot 3011. A large inscribed Zhangzhou crackle-glazed figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, Wanli period, dated 1615; 46.5 cm, 18 1/4  in. Estimate 450,000 — 550,000 HKD (57,299 - 70,032 USD). Lot Sold 1,625,000 HKD (206,911 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity modelled seated with one leg raised supporting the right hand holding a scroll, the left arm lowered by the side resting on a lotus bud, clad in a long robe falling into voluminous folds and opening at the... [Lire la suite]
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