19 janvier 2017

Stone head of Guanyin, China, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Stone head of Guanyin, China, Song Dynasty (960-1279). H. 37 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017.  Provenance: JMD Collection, The Netherlands 2015 With Vanderven Oriental Art, 1996 Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han & Tang Periods, Ming & Qing porcelains & works of art including Jades, Bronzes, hardstones and wood. Japanese porcelains, 20th century lacquer & bronzes. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE... [Lire la suite]
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17 décembre 2016

A fine Dehua standing figure of Guanyin, Bo ji yu ren mark, 19th century

Lot 8138. A fine Dehua standing figure of Guanyin, Bo ji yu ren mark, 19th century. Estimate US$ 30,000 - 50,000 (€29,000 - 48,000).  Photo Bonhams. Modeled emptying a vase held in her right hand and holding a lotus stalk in her right, the stems of the lotus, the necklace and the hair ornament centered with a seated Buddha all delicately worked in contrast to the spuming waves that form the base beneath her feet, the four-character mark impressed on the reverse at the center of her shoulder beneath a... [Lire la suite]
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07 décembre 2016

Auctionata / Paddle8 offers rare fasting Buddha sculpture

Lot 7.  Rare Schist Figure of Fasting Buddha, Ancient region of Gandhara, 2nd-4th century. Estimate: €480,000 - €600,000. Photo Auctionata AG NEW YORK, NY.- Auctionata, the leading online auction house, presents its Asian Art Day on December 16, 2016, featuring extremely rare and exceptional works of Asian Art via livestream auctions on www.auctionata.com. In a three-part auction series, rare sculptures, fine porcelain and exquisite paintings will be offered to bidders worldwide. ... [Lire la suite]
05 décembre 2016

An exceptional Song figure of Guanyin to be offered in the Asian Art sale Christie’s Paris, december 14

 Lot 27. Rare et importante statue de Guanyin en bois polychrome et doré, Chine, dynastie Song (960-1279). Estimate EUR 200,000 - EUR 300,000 (USD 213,717 - USD 320,576) © Christie’s Images Limited 2016.  Paris – On December 14, Christie’s Paris will offer its Asian Art sale, the second Parisian auction this year. After a successful 300 lots sale that achieved over €9M, this season’s auction is focused on a smaller amount of works of art, nonetheless important. Each work... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2016

A rare Dehua standing figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th-early 17th century, impressed He Chaozong mark 

Lot 3324. A rare Dehua standing figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 16th-early 17th century, impressed He Chaozong mark. Estimate: HKD 3,500,000 - HKD 4,500,000 (USD 453,277 - USD 582,785). Price Realised HKD 4,260,000 (USD 551,788) © Christie’s Images Limited 2016. The deity is elegantly modelled standing on a domed base modelled as swirling waves. Finely detailed, the eyes are downcast with lips gently indented to provide a benevolent expression. Dressed in a voluminous robe, the figure is... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2016

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. 13 ft. 9 in. (419.1 cm); H. with base 14 ft. 9 in. (449.6 cm). The Sackler Collections, Purchase, The Sackler Fund, 1965, 65.29.4 © 2000–2016 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... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2016

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

Lot 114. A rare gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 99,680 - USD 149,520). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The seated figure is modelled wearing flowing robes with floral borders, holding a scroll with both hands. The ears and chest are adorned with jewellery, and there is an elaborate headdress to the head. The face bears a serene expression with downcast eyes. 22 7/8 in. (58.8 cm.). Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
05 novembre 2016

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

Lot 129. A large gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century. Estimate GBP 80,000 - GBP 120,000 (USD 99,680 - USD 149,520). Photo Sotheby's. the figure seated in dhyanasana the right hand holding a willow stem, the left holding a bowl of elixir, wearing loosely fitted robes hemmed with scrolling lotus and open at the chest to reveal a necklace, the face with a serene downcast expression and wearing a crown with Amitabha set into the centre; 52.5 cm, 20 3/4 ... [Lire la suite]
08 octobre 2016

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, signed He Chaozong, late Ming dynasty

Lot 3647. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, signed He Chaozong, late Ming dynasty. Estimation 1,000,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. skillfully modelled as Guanyin, seated on a rajalilasana on a base with a striated border, the poised figure depicted clad in a loose robe opening at the chest and cascading in voluminous folds around the base with the right foot partially exposed, the figure elegantly rendered with a benevolent and peaceful expression flanked by long pendulous earlobes... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2016

A fine Blanc de Chine Guanyin porcelain figure, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 54. A fine Blanc de Chine Guanyin porcelain figure, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Estimate 1200.00 € - 2200.00 €. Photo Czerny's Finely moulded on a rock throne; with his hands on his crossed legs,he wears a fluent vest and a long necklace made of pearls; featuring a vase and a bird above two acolytes, by his side. A small part of his left finger is missing; breakages at the inside and at the base. height 22 cm. Note: A similar, smaller sample was sold at Sotheby’s, SALE NUMBER 09481,... [Lire la suite]
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