11 février 2019

A Cizhou polychromed pottery figure of a luohan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 707. A Cizhou polychromed pottery figure of a luohan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The hollow figure is shown leaning on an outcropping of the rocks on which he sits. He wears layered robes of dark brown, iron red, yellow, green and cream color, and a thin wash of green glaze defines his hair. His face is set in a stern expression.  Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Gallery, New... [Lire la suite]

08 décembre 2018

A carved wood figure of a seated Luohan, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 67. A carved wood figure of a seated Luohan, Ming dynasty, 16th century. H. : 100 cm (39 1/2 in.). Estimate: €10,000 - €15,000 (US$11,299 - US$16,949). Vendu 15 600 €.  © Artcurial. Représenté assis en lalitasana sur une banquette rocheuse, la main droite en vitarkamudra, la main gauche en dhyanamudra, vêtu d'une robe monastique, le visage serein, traces de polychromie ; restaurations, une main refaite. Provenance : Ancienne collection de Madame E.  Artcurial. Vente Art d'Asie... [Lire la suite]
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24 avril 2018

A large pair of glazed stoneware luohan, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 65. A large pair of glazed stoneware luohan, Ming dynasty  (1368-1644); 82.5cm., 32 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot Sold 43,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's 2011 painted in aubergine, ochre and green enamels, each with a bald head with long ear lobes, dressed in long robes, one holding a fly-whisk in his hand, his face with mouth wide opened; the other depicted with his right hand raised with one finger inserted in his right ear and his left hand held to his shoulder. ... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2017

Seated luohan (arhat) in a grotto, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 18th century

Seated luohan (arhat) in a grotto, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 18th century. Malachite. H. 9 in. (22.9 cm); W. 7 3/4 in. (19.7 cm). Bequest of Edmund C. Converse, 1921; 21.175.136 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mystical figures such as Daoist and Buddhist practitioners were thought to retreat to landscapes with magical properties, represented in green and blue, where they were able to access the spiritual forces that lived within the mountains. In these two works, impressively large pieces of malachite and lapis... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2017

Seated luohan (arhat) in a grotto, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 18th–19th century

Seated luohan (arhat) in a grotto, Qing dynasty (1644–1911), 18th–19th century. Lapis lazuli. H. 7 1/8 in. (18.1 cm); W. 10 in. (25.4 cm). Gift of Heber R. Bishop, 1902; 02.18.917 © 2000–2017 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Mystical figures such as Daoist and Buddhist practitioners were thought to retreat to landscapes with magical properties, represented in green and blue, where they were able to access the spiritual forces that lived within the mountains. In these two works, impressively large pieces of malachite and... [Lire la suite]
18 octobre 2017

One of Europe's biggest Asian art auctions to take place in Belgium

  On October 28 and 29, Belgian auction house Rob Michiels will present a large sale of Asian art from several private collections from around the world. With 1300 lots offered, it is one of the biggest Asian art sales Europe has seen this year. The auction will take place just before Asian Arts Week kicks off in London. The catalog contains several private collections from around the world showcasing a diverse range of pieces including: porcelain, paintings, sculptures, jade, ivory and other objets d'art from China and... [Lire la suite]

04 septembre 2017

Eighteen arhats (luohans), Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Reign of the Qianlong emperor (1736-1795)

Eighteen arhats (luohans), Qing dynasty (1644-1911), Reign of the Qianlong emperor (1736-1795). Album. Ink and colors on bodhi leaves.  H. 11 in x W. 7 1/4 in x D. 1 1/2, H. 27.9 cm x W. 18.4 cm x D. 3.8 (closed album), B65D4.1-.18 © 2017 Asian Art Museum Chong-Moon Lee Center for Asian Art and Culture Disciples of Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha, the arhats (Chinese: luohan) were entrusted with spreading the teachings of Buddhism. The arhats are especially venerated... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2017

Buddhist Art at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Black Stone Stele of Lokesvara, India, Pala period, 11th century, 70 cm high © Buddhist Art Luohan. China, Yuan Dynasty (13th–14th century). Wood. H: 48 cm. © Buddhist Art Buddha, Burma, Ava Period, 17th century. Marble. Height: 57 cm. © Buddhist Art Amoghasiddhi, Tibet, 14th century. Bronze with copper and silver inlay. 23 cm. © Buddhist Art Buddhist Art (Berlin, Germany), Serene Deities, 9-18 march 2017 at at Arader... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2016

The Raphy Star Collection sells for over $2 million and sets a new record

 A large Chinese wooden sculpture of a Luohan, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (13th-14th century) and the banknote found inside. Estimate: AUD$40,000-60,000. Sold for: AUD$47,120. Photo Mosgreen SYDNEY.- The Raphy Star Collection of Important Asian Art achieved a new record for a single-owner collection of Asian Art in Sydney last night with a total of over AUD$2 million ($2,009,700).  The top selling lot, a rare and beautifully carved Chinese polychrome wood sculpture of a Bodhisattva, Song Dynasty, 11th century sold for... [Lire la suite]
12 octobre 2016

Mossgreen auction specialists discover a rare 700-year-old Ming Dynasty banknote inside sculpture

Ming Dynasty banknote inscribed "Da Ming Tong Xing Bao Chao", "Yi Guan" and the lower section is inscribed, ‘Authorized by the Department of Finance, this bank note has the same function of coins, those who use counterfeit bank note will be beheaded, the whistle-blower will be rewarded 250 Liang silvers plus all the properties of the criminal. The third year of Hong Wu period.’ Photo: Mosgreen. LONDON.- Mossgreen auction specialists in Australia have discovered a rare Ming Dynasty banknote hidden within the... [Lire la suite]
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