04 novembre 2022

Exhibition highlights the influence of traditional cultural and artistic practices in contemporary Chinese culture

Chinese Emperor’s semi-formal court robe (Jifu), late 19th-Century, silk, silk and metalic thread, gilt, 141.0cm (centre back) 66.0cm (sleeve length). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Gift of Mr A. J. L. McDonnell, 1949. MELBOURNE.- Juxtaposing ancient Chinese masterpieces alongside compelling works of contemporary art and design, "China – The Past is Present" highlights the influence of traditional cultural and artistic practices in contemporary Chinese culture. Creating a dynamic and anachronistic dialogue... [Lire la suite]

22 octobre 2022

A large carved and polychrome wood seated figure of Avalokiteshvara, Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 27 A large carved and polychrome wood seated figure of Avalokiteshvara, Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 112 cm. Lot sold: 945,000 HKD (Estimate: 400,000 - 600,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 naturalistically modelled seated in  lalitasana on a rock pedestal, with one leg pendant resting on a lotus pod, the right hand held in abhaya mudra , the gesture of fearlessness, and the left hand gently resting... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2022

A gilt-lacquered wood figure of Guanyin, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 266. A gilt-lacquered wood figure of Guanyin, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 26⅝ in., 67.7 cm. Lot sold: 214,200 USD (Estimate: 100,000 - 150,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from an American Private Collection. Provenance: J.C. Moreau-Gobard, Paris.C.T. Loo & Cie., Paris, 26th June 1964.Collection of J.J. Klejman (1906-1995), and thence by descent. Exhibited: Les Antiquaires et les Décorateurs, Paris, 1962.  Note: This bodhisattva, depicted in the relaxed... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2022

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

Lot 748. A gilt-lacquer bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Hauteur : 53 cm. (20 7⁄8 in.). Price Realised EUR 35,280 (Estimate EUR 4,000 - EUR 6,000). © Christie's 2022 Christie's. Five Private Collections. London, 5 July - 19 July 2022
20 avril 2022

'Dehua' sold at Sotheby's, China / 5000 Years, New York, 29 March 2022

Lot 507. A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century; Height 14⅝ in., 36.5 cm. Lot sold: 9,450 USD (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a New York Private Collection. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York. Lot 519. Three ‘Dehua’ articles, Qing dynasty; Height of tallest 6⅝ in., 16.9 cm. Lot sold: 2,268 USD (Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 comprising a seated figure of Guanyin, a seated figure of Guandi and a 'prunus' vase. ... [Lire la suite]
20 avril 2022

'Dehua' ware sold at Sotheby's, Important Chinese Art, New York, 23 March 2022

  Lot 319. A 'Dehua' figure of Buddha, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century; Height 14 in., 35.6 cm. Lot sold: 52,920 USD (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 the back with a faint inscription within a square. Property from a New York Private Collection. Provenance: Private Collection, acquired prior to 1997, and thence by descent. Lot 320. A 'Dehua' seated figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th century; Height 16 in., 40.6 cm. Lot sold: 21,420 USD... [Lire la suite]

25 février 2022

A magnificent and highly important gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Dali kingdom, late 11th-early 12th century

Lot 747. A magnificent and highly important gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Dali kingdom, late 11th-early 12th century; 22 1⁄2 in. (57.1 cm.) high, oak stand. Estimate USD 2,000,000 – USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 2,580,000. © Christie's 2022 The bodhisattva is shown standing with both hands slightly raised with palms up, and holding in the proper left hand an ambrosia bottle (kundika). He wears a dhoti gathered by a sash around the waist and an abundance of... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2022

A small gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 747. A small gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 5 1⁄2 in. high, cloth box, padauk base. Estimate USD 8,000 – USD 12,000. Price realised USD 23,940. © Christie's 2022 The bodhisattva stands on a double-lotus base with hips swayed, holding a water vessel in the left hand and a willow branch in the right, and backed by a separately cast aureole. He is clad in an ankle-length dhoti and adorned with jewelry and flowing sashes. The face is serene in... [Lire la suite]
17 février 2022

A Chinese Blanc de Chine Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640

A Chinese Blanc de Chine Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, circa 1640; 5 5/8 inches, 14.3 cm high. Courtesy Marchant Asian Art London. seated with her arms and legs concealed under the robes tied at the waist and extending to a folded cowl covering her detailed hair, with serene expression and urna mark on her forehead, wearing a single strand necklace, covered in a cream glaze. Provenance : From a private collection, Montpellier, France, assembled over 40 years Note: A similar Guanyin was included by Marchant in their... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2022

A glazed earthenware figure of Guanyin, late Ming dynasty

Lot 780. A glazed earthenware figure of Guanyin, late Ming dynasty. H. 42,5 cm. Sold: €1,700 (Est: €1,000 - €1,500). © 2021 Nagel Auctions Seated in rajalilasana on a lotus rising from the primordial waters flanked by a pair of worshippers, her right hand resting on the raised knee, the left holding the flask, wearing various garments including a wide-sleeved mantle, her face displaying a serene expression with downcast eyes and her hair combed in a chignon secured with a tiara.  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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