02 mars 2019

A rare small ge-type five-lobed bottle vase, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735)

Lot 826. A rare small ge-type five-lobed bottle vase, Yongzheng six-character seal mark in underglaze blue and of the period (1723-1735); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The body potted with five facets separated by indented corners between the neck and the foot ring, and the vase covered all over in a silky greyish-white glaze suffused with a wide network of dark grey crackle. Provenance: Alice Boney, New York, 1982.The Irving... [Lire la suite]

02 mars 2019

A finely carved spinach-green jade brush pot, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 822. A finely carved spinach-green jade brush pot, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam. Estimate: US$200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 591,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Intricately carved around the sides with a continuous mountainous landscape, the rocks and trees framing various vignettes, including a scholar accompanied by an attendant carrying a peach branch standing at the base of stairs leading up to a pavilion on a terrace above; a scholar and an attendant... [Lire la suite]
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27 février 2019

Three important works by Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891) from the Irving Collection at Christie's New York, 20 March 2019

     Lot 810. A rectangular lacquer tray, Shibata Zeshin (1807-1891), Japan, Meiji period, late 19th century; 14 ¾ in. (37.6 cm.) long. Estimate: US$20,000 - US$30,000. Price realised USD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Decorated in gold, silver, red, black and yellow hiramaki-e and takamaki-e against anishimeji (imitation stone) ground with millet on a tea kettle and with a grasshopper perched on the handle, signed Gyonen nanajusan okina... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2019

A sandstone figure of a female deity, Khmer, Baphuon style, 11th century

Lot 1108. A sandstone figure of a female deity, Khmer, Baphuon style, 11th century; 28 1/8 in. (71.4 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Dressed in a long sampot with pendent fish-tail pleat secured with a simple belt tied at the waist, the face with wide mouth and heavy-lidded eyes, the hair finely delineated with the locks arranged in a bun and secured with a headband. Provenance: William H. Wolff, New York, 7 January 1984.The Irving Collection,... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2019

A rare enameled octagonal stand, North India, Mughal period, early 18th century

Lot 1106. A rare enameled octagonal stand, North India, Mughal period, early 18th century; 10 1/8 in. (25.7 cm.) wide, 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Raised on eight bulb-form legs with spreading feet, the sides flaring to the rim, all richly enameled in green, red, yellow and white with foliate motifs. Provenance: Terence Mcinerney, Fine Arts Ltd., New York, 1 April 1998.The Irving Collection, no. 3866. Note: The enamel pattern and... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2019

A bronze figure of Devi, India, probably Orissa, 17th century or later

Lot 1105. A bronze figure of Devi, India, probably Orissa, 17th century or later; 10 ¾ in. (27 cm.) high, 12 ½ in. (31.2 cm.) high with tang. Estimate: USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Standing with the right leg crossed over the left, clad in a short dhoti and adorned with armlets and necklaces, the round face with large almond-shaped eyes and flanked by circular earrings, the hair arranged in a short bun suspending a long tassel down the back, softwood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2019

A copper alloy figure of Guhyasamaja Akshobyavajra, Nepal, 18th-19th century

Lot 1104. A copper alloy figure of Guhyasamaja Akshobyavajra, Nepal, 18th-19th century; 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Seated in dyanasana with consort Sparshavajri in his arms, their central faces gazing at each other, surmounted by jeweled crowns, each with a vajra and bell in their primary hands and various implements in the others, wearing ornate jewelry and beaded festoons, her legs wrapped around his waist, all on a single... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2019

A rock crystal Bhairava kila, Nepal, 18th century or later

Lot 1103. A rock crystal Bhairava kila, Nepal, 18th century or later; 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The finial topped with a half-vajra and the heads of three deities, above an eight-pronged vajra and three additional animal-form faces, and a two-layered round of lotus pads stacked above the tripartite blade, with snakes meandering down each side. Provenance: Donald J. Wineman, 1 November 1989.The Irving Collection, no. 552. Note:... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2019

A very rare polychromed and gilt-ebony three-faced phurba, Tibet or China, 14th century or later

  Lot 816. A very rare polychromed and gilt-ebony three-faced phurba, Tibet or China, 14th century or later; 16 ½ in. (42 cm.) high. Estimate: US$60,000 - US$80,000. Price realised USD 212,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The three polychrome heruka faces at the finial surmounted by a single chignon above stylized endless knots and lotus petals and three polychrome makara heads aligned with each of the peg’s three sharp edges, with serpents intertwined on the... [Lire la suite]
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20 février 2019

A rare bronze figure of Shiva Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period, 13th century

Lot 815. A rare bronze figure of Shiva Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola period, 13th century; 8 ¾ in. (22 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Shown with one leg raised on the back of a recumbent dwarf, who plays with a snake, standing on a rectangular plinth, his lower arms held in dance mudras and his upper arms outstretched and holding a drum and flame, clad in a short dhoti and wrappednagas and sashes, with a chain swinging from his... [Lire la suite]