25 septembre 2019

A Dehua figure of Guandi, late Ming dynasty

Lot 895. A Dehua figure of Guandi, late Ming dynasty. Height 10 in., 25.4 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 6,875 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated on a crescent-shaped plinth, the hands concealed within the wide sleeves of a high-belted voluminous robe worn over armor, the head with a tight cap secured with a knotted sash, the ends trailing over the shoulders, the full face downcast with a fierce expression, pierced for insertion of hair, covered overall in a creamy-white glaze. ... [Lire la suite]
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22 août 2019

A gilt-wood figure of the seated Buddha, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 395. A gilt-wood figure of the seated Buddha, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 16 in. (40.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Well carved seated in dhyanasana, wearing layered robes falling in crisp graceful folds around the body, the face with gentle, contemplative expression, with a gilded filet worn over the hair which is painted blue and falls in curls from the tonsured top of the head, applied overall in red and gold lacquer... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2019

Ming dynasty Jade sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 418. A rare greenish-yellow and brown jade figure of a foreigner, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 3½ in. (9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 67,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Well carved from a somewhat flatish pebble with a bearded foreigner wearing a conical hat and a long-sleeved tunic tied with a wide sash around the waist over a buttoned shirt, with his left arm bent behind his head as his holds a brocade ball to tease the young lion climbing up his right... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A parcel-gilt bronze seated figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century 

Lot 171. A parcel-gilt bronze seated figure of Guanyin, Late Ming dynasty, 17th century; 16 1/8 in. (41 cm.) high overall. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010  Modelled in dhyanasana, with hands in abhayamudra, wearing flowing robes adorned with floral scroll borders, an elaborate necklace over the plain chest, earrings and a tall pierced tiara with scrolling leaves, with a serene expression and long knotted hair falling... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

An unusual carved red lacquer rectangular tray, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1186. An unusual carved red lacquer rectangular tray, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 16¾ in. (42.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Carved with a scene depicting the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove, and two attendants in a pavilion, the interior and exterior of the sides carved with birds perched in flowering branches of prunus and camellia. Note: Compare another carved red lacquer tray of slightly smaller size (40.3 cm.), carved with the... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2019

A very rare wucai and turquoise 'Dragon' dish, Late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644)

Lot 1350. A very rare wucai and turquoise 'Dragon' dish, Late Ming dynasty, Chongzhen period (1628-1644); 10 3/8 in. (26.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 27,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Painted in the center with a green horned dragon rising from the waves in pursuit of a flaming pearl, surrounded by swirling clouds below a band of rocks rising from crashing waves, with two further dragons in iron red and green on the exterior racing amidst ruyiheads... [Lire la suite]

08 août 2019

A fine gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 61. A fine gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Late Ming dynasty; 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. finely cast seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, the hands held in dhyanamudra, wearing a floral edged diaphanous robe open at the chest to reveal an elaborate beaded necklace, the face with medative expression framed by a high tiara and wheel-like earrings. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

A small grey jade carving of an elephant, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3237. A small grey jade carving of an elephant, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 2 1/4 in. (5.6 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price Realized HKD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  The recumbent elephant carved in the round with a large rotund body supported on four stout legs, finely incised with creases, its head turned slightly to one side with its trunk resting beside its foot, the stone of an opaque light grey tone with some minor darker... [Lire la suite]
07 août 2019

A small pale grey jade elephant and boy carving, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 3236. A small pale grey jade elephant and boy carving, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm.) wide.Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000. Price Realized HKD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2010  Carved in the round as a playful boy clambering up onto the back of a recumbent elephant, its head turned to the side, its ears, tail and trunk finely detailed, the softly polished pale grey stone with some darker black striations.   Provenance: Acquired in the... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2019

A parcel-gilt bronze figure of Budai, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1029. A parcel-gilt bronze figure of Budai, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 17¼ in. (43.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014  The smiling, corpulent figure is shown seated beside his sack which he holds in his left hand while holding prayer beads in his right, and his belted robe is worn loosely, exposing his belly. Note: A Ming dynasty figure of Maitreya Buddha in the Nitta Group Collection, illustrated... [Lire la suite]