14 octobre 2020

A small gilt-bronze figure of a ram, Song dynasty or later

Lot 924. A small gilt-bronze figure of a ram, Song dynasty or later; 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The well-cast figure shown striding forwards wtih right foreleg raised. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 4 December 1984, lot 58.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, New York, 24 September 2020 ... [Lire la suite]

11 octobre 2020

A small gilt-bronze figure of a recumbent ram, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 920. A small gilt-bronze figure of a recumbent ram, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown with head turned towards its long, finely delineated tail. Provenance: Christie's New York, 30 November 1984, lot 520.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, New York, 24 September... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2020

A rare champlevé enamel double-melon-form box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 918. A rare champlevé enamel double-melon-form box and cover, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 3 ½ in. (8.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Cast as two melons decorated in champlevé enamel with leafy vines and various insects, and applied with leafy vines bearing small melons. Provenance: Sydney L. Moss Ltd., London, 15 June 1973.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Christie's. Sacred and... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2020

A carved wood standing figure of a Bodhisattva, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

Lot 914. A carved wood standing figure of a  Bodhisattva, Yuan-Ming dynasty (1279-1644); 34 in. (86.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The elongated figure standing on a lotus base, one hand raised and holding a separate cup, the pendent left hand holding a lotus leaf, wearing a shawl over the shoulders, beaded jewelry, a long skirt, and a pierced crown set with Amitabha Buddha flanked by dragons. Provenance: The... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2020

A silver-inlaid bronze figure of a seated Luohan, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th century

Lot 912. A silver-inlaid bronze figure of a seated Luohan, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th century; 5 ¾ in.(14.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The emaciated figure shown seated with the left arm resting on the bent left knee, his right hand resting on his left arm, wearing a dhoti inlaid in silver with lotus scroll. Provenance: C. T. Loo Chinese Art (successor Frank Caro), New York, 17 March 1955.The James and... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2020

A small white marble figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

  Lot 911. A small white marble figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 5 ½ in.(14 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown seated on a rectangular plinth with its head turned to one side. Provenance: Sotheby Park-Bernet, New York, 25 October 1975, lot 71.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Exhibited: Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, on loan for the opening of its... [Lire la suite]

09 octobre 2020

A small blackish stone figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 910. A small blackish stone figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 6 ½ in. (16.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown seated facing forward on a rectangular plinth and with forelegs stiffly braced. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1958. Exhibited: Chicago, The Art Institute of Chicago, on loan for the opening of its Oriental Art Galleries at Blackstone Hall,... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2020

An amber-colored stone figure of a seated lion, Northern Qi-Tang dynasty (AD 550-907)

Lot 909. An amber-colored stone figure of a seated lion, Northern Qi-Tang dynasty (AD 550-907); 7 ¼ in. (8.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 9,375. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown seated with forelegs firmly braced on a rectangular plinth, with head facing forward and the mouth open in a roar. Provenance: Nicholas Grindley Works of Art, London, 10 November 1982.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2020

A small white marble figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 908. A small white marble figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 7 1/8 in. (18.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 475,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The powerfully carved beast shown seated facing forward and with legs firmly braced on a rectangular plinth, the mouth open in a roar, with traces of red and black pigment. Provenance: Possibly Leontine Marie Berry Olcott (1883-1981) Collection.Leontine Olcott Collection.Eskenazi Ltd.,... [Lire la suite]
09 octobre 2020

A limestone figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 907. A limestone figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The fierce lion shown seated on a rectangular plinth, the braced forelegs supporting the broad torso, the face with snarling expression and the mane finely delineated. Provenance: Mathias Komor, New York, 30 August 1954.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Literature: National... [Lire la suite]