29 août 2019

Bonhams New York to offer four Asian art sales on September 9 and 11

  NEW YORK, NY.- On September 9 and 11, Bonhams will offer four Asian art sales — Fine Chinese Snuff Bottles, Chinese Works of Art, Property from the Collection of Drs. Edmund and Julie Lewis Part I, and Fine Japanese and Korean Art. The sales present 700 lots of quality and rarity that span centuries ranging from sculpture, ceramics, prints, paintings, among others. Public exhibitions begin September 5. In conjunction with the sales, Bonhams will also host a day of lectures on September 7 and 9, featuring guest... [Lire la suite]

22 août 2019

An unusual gilt-lacquered figure of Guanyin, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)   

Lot 410. An unusual gilt-lacquered figure of Guanyin, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 13 1/16 in. (33.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Shown standing on a lotus base with head slightly turned and holding an offering in the outstretched hands, wearing a celestial scarf that drapes over the shoulders and arms before falling to the base either side of the bare feet, the long layered robes with flared sleeves decorated with foliate scroll border and... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2019

A small gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 398. A small gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 29,800. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The bodhisattva shown seated in a variation of rajalilasana, with right arm resting atop the bent right knee and a pearl held in the right hand while a vase is held in the left, wearing a beaded necklace and bracelets, a shawl that is draped over the shoulders and looped around the arms and... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2019

Ming dynasty Bronze Statues sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 400. A magnificent large gilt-bronze figure of Manjusri, Da Ming Yongle nian shi incised six-character mark and of the period (1403-1425); 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,000,000 - USD 1,500,000. Price realised USD 1,049,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Very finely cast, seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with right hand raised brandishing a sword, the left hand holding a lotus flower supporting a book, wearing a long flowing dhoti gathered in folds around his feet... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A parcel-gilt bronze seated figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century 

Lot 171. A parcel-gilt bronze seated figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 16 1/8 in. (41 cm.) high overall. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010  Modelled in dhyanasana, with hands in abhayamudra, wearing flowing robes adorned with floral scroll borders, an elaborate necklace over the plain chest, earrings and a tall pierced tiara with scrolling leaves, with a serene expression and long knotted hair falling... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A rare bronze group of Guanyin, Long Nu and Shan Cai, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1306. A rare bronze group of Guanyin, Long Nu and Shan Cai, Ming dynasty, 16th century. The largest 16 7/8 in. (42.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. With Guanyin seated atop a large horned mythical beast raised on a lotus base, her right arm resting on her raised right knee, holding in both hands the long, winding stems of lotus flowers supporting an elixir bottle and a bird, her hair pulled up into a tall chignon behind the tiered crown... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2019

A large silver-inlaid bronze figure of Guanyin, 19th century

Lot 1309. A large silver-inlaid bronze figure of Guanyin, 19th century; 22¼ in. (56.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Shown standing with one hand positioned above the other, wearing long flowing robes and a cowl finely inlaid in silver, the hair drawn up into a topknot behind a crown, with silver bead urna and silver beads in the necklace, the back inlaid in silver wire with a Shisou mark. Provenance: Sotheby's, Hong Kong,... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2019

A rare large gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1302. A rare large gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 32 7/8 in. (83.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 70,000 - USD 90,000. Price realised USD 194,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Cast seated in dhyanasana with hands held in vitarka mudra, dressed in finely cast, loose, flowing robes open at the chest revealing elaborate jewelry, the cuffs and borders of the robes incised with floral scroll, the figure's broad face with downcast eyes, the hair dressed in knotted plaits and with... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2019

A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 39. A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 47.5cm., 14 3/4 in. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 32,450 GBP. © Sotheby's. the figure seated in dhyanasana her right hand in vitarka mudra, wearing long loose fitting robes, the hems engraved with lotus, with an ornate pierced crown, ear pendants and body jewellery, on a double lotus base. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 12 May 2010 
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05 août 2019

A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 1028. A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 22 in. (56 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 137,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The bodhisattva is shown seated in dhyanasana with hands held above the legs, and wearing layered robes, a beaded necklace, earrings, and a cowl that drapes over the high topknot centered by the figure of Amitabha Buddha, Japanese wood box. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]