11 novembre 2017

An exceptionally rare blanc-de-chine figure of Guanyin, Impressed He Chaochun seal mark, 17th century

Lot 73. An exceptionally rare blanc-de-chine figure of Guanyin, Impressed He Chaochun seal mark, 17th century. 36.5cm (16 3/8in) high. Estimate £30,000 - 50,000. Sold for £81,250 (€91,942). Photo: Bonhams. The deity modelled standing above crested waves, wearing a long veil sweeping over the shoulders and flowing robes, the delicate hands together, adorned with a lotus necklace and bangles, her face with a serene expression, the hair tied in a high chignon and framed by an elaborate tiara enclosing a small... [Lire la suite]

08 novembre 2017

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

Lot 18. A finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000. Price realised GBP 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. Guanyin is cast seated in padmasana, and holds a willow stem in the raised right hand and a cup in the left hand. Thebodhisattva is decorated with ornate jewellery and wears layered robes with crisply chased floral borders on a stamped ground. The crown has five openwork points and is centred by a seated figure of... [Lire la suite]
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18 septembre 2017

A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 819. A 'Dehua' figure of Guanyin, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century. Height 20 in., 50.8 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 21,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby’s. the standing deity wearing voluminous robes falling in heavy folds and a single-strand beaded necklace, the hair covered with a cowl and the head turned slightly to the left with a peaceful gaze, the back with an impressed jinfeng square seal mark. Exhibited: Blanc de Chine: Divine Images in Porcelain, China... [Lire la suite]
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24 août 2017

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 733. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century, 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The deity is shown seated cross-legged on a mat, with her hands and feet concealed within the folds of the long robe. The figure is covered in a warm, ivory-toned glaze.  Provenance: Admiral Walter Colin Lucas (1860-1954) Collection.  Christie's. Marchant: Nine Decades in Chinese... [Lire la suite]
24 août 2017

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century

Lot 732. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, early 17th century, 7 3/8 in. (18.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The deity is shown seated cross-legged on a low rocky platform, wearing a tiara containing a small figure of Amitabha Buddha, and a long robe which falls in folds that also conceal the hands and feet. The figure is covered in a creamy, warm-toned glaze.  Provenance: Roger Duchange, Paris, 25 May 1993.Important private collection, Saint... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2017

Exhibition focuses on that silent yet powerful act of transmission of Buddhist philosophy

Japanese. Amida Buddha (Amida Nyorai), 12th century (detail). Lacquer, gold and pigment on Cypress (Hinoki), crystals, 118.5 x 36.1 cm diameter (overall). National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Purchased with funds donated by Allan Myers AO and Maria Myers AO, 2010 (2010.3) MELBOURNE.- From the tranquil smile of an enlightened icon to the widely recognisable laughing Buddha, nine iterations and cultural interpretations of Buddha from throughout Asia are being presented in Buddha’s Smile, on view in the Asian Art temporary... [Lire la suite]

10 août 2017

A large and impressive 'Longquan' celadon Guanyin shrine, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 335. A large and impressive 'Longquan' celadon Guanyin shrine, Ming dynasty, 15th century, 51cm., 20 1/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 60,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the Goddess finely modelled seated in 'royal ease' within a rocky alcove on a tiered rockwork throne, wearing a flowing robe and elaborate beaded jewellery, her face with gentle smile beneath a high tiara, all framed within an arch applied with a freely modelled bird and the 'Vase of Immortality' perched on... [Lire la suite]
10 août 2017

A rare Dehua seated figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, impressed Lin Chaojing mark

Lot 1608. A rare Dehua seated figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, early 17th century, impressed Lin Chaojing mark, 18 in. (45.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 425,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016 The bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara is shown seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus throne encircled by beads, with the hands held in the lap in dhyanamudra, and wearing a loosely draped robe falling in graceful folds, a ruyi bead... [Lire la suite]
14 juillet 2017

A lacquered bronze figure of Guanyin seated in royal ease, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 174. A lacquered bronze figure of Guanyin seated in royal ease, Song dynasty (960-1279), height 16.5 cm. Estimate CHF 5,000 / 8,000 (€4 630 / 7 410). Sold for CHF 15 000 © Koller Bronze with black lacquer and traces of gilding. The Bodhisattva of Mercy sits loosely lalitasana, the right arm resting on the knee. In the crown she wears Buddha Amithaba, whose emanation he holds. In this attitude, the figure is often referred to as water-moon Guanyin. Provenance: Swiss private collection,... [Lire la suite]
30 juin 2017

Statuette de Guanyin en porcelaine Dehua, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle

Lot 264. Statuette de Guanyin en porcelaine Dehua, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle; 39 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 EUR. Lot sold 12,500 EUR. Photo: Sotheby's. debout sur un socle de nuages vaporeux, vêtue d'une longue robe retombant en d'élégants plis jusqu'aux pieds, le visage à l'expression sereine surmonté d'une tiare, les cheveux coiffés en un haut chignon élaboré couvert d'un voile, marque Chen Wei zhi yin au dos A DEHUA FIGURE OF GUANYIN, CHEN WEI ZHI YIN SEAL MARK, QING DYNASTY, 18TH/19TH... [Lire la suite]