16 octobre 2021

Culturally significant objects far exceed estimates in Freeman's Asian Arts sale

PHILLADELPHIA, PA.- Ben Farina, Head of Asian Arts at Freeman’s expressed delight about his curated Asian Arts auction held on 14 October. Farina commented “We had a number of wonderful pieces from various regional collections, and we’ve greatly enjoyed working with the consignors to bring this material to auction.”The 256-lot sale witnessed competitive bidding between international buyers which pushed sale prices far higher than their pre-sale estimates. On the heels of remarkable sales earlier in the year—including... [Lire la suite]

07 novembre 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Manjusri, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 71. A gilt-bronze figure of Manjusri, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 10 in. (25 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 30,000 - GBP 50,000. Price realised GBP 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The bodhisattva is finely cast seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, his hands in gesture of dharmachakra mudra holding the tips of lotus stems bearing his attributes of a sword and a book. The deity wears a flowing dhoti that is gathered in folds around his knees and a sash... [Lire la suite]
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16 avril 2020

A rare gilt-copper alloy figure of Manjusri, Tibet, 15th century

Lot 88. A rare gilt-copper alloy figure of Manjusri, Tibet, 15th century; 18.5cm (7 2/8in) high. Estimate £ 5,000-7,000. Sold for £ 31,250 (€ 35,761). © Bonhams. The figure cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the arms in dharamcakra mudra, holding two stalks of uptala lotus and wearing a graceful dhoti and a shawl on the shoulders, adorned with various jewellery, the face with a benevolent expression and hair arranged in a high chignon surrounded by a five-leaf tiara, the base sealed and incised with a... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Manjusri, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 191. A bronze figure of Manjusri, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 10 3/8 in., 26.5 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 40,625 USD. Photo Sotheby's cast seated in dhyanasana, holding a scroll in both hands, dressed in loose, flowing robes open at the chest revealing elaborate jewelry, the borders chased with floral scrolls, the face, hands and feet applied with cold gilt, the hair dressed in knotted plaits trailing down the shoulders and pulled into a high... [Lire la suite]
29 décembre 2019

Exhibition showcases an important selection of works from the collection of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles

Raden Andaga mask of wood and gold, early 1800s. Dewi Bikang Mardeya mask of wood and gold, early 1800s. A high-ranking monkey mask of wood and gold, early 1800s. Demon Denawa Kecubung mask of wood and gold, early 1800s. Image/Credit: The British Museum. LONDON.- Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles (1781 – 1826) spent most of his career as an East India Company official in Southeast Asia. He was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of Java in 1811 and assumed the Lieutenant Governorship of Sumatra in 1818. Raffles is credited as being the... [Lire la suite]
22 août 2019

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

Lot 400. A magnificent large gilt-bronze figure of Manjusri, Da Ming Yongle nian shi incised six-character mark and of the period (1403-1425); 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,000,000 - USD 1,500,000. Price realised USD 1,049,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Very finely cast, seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with right hand raised brandishing a sword, the left hand holding a lotus flower supporting a book, wearing a long flowing dhoti gathered in folds around his feet... [Lire la suite]

29 mai 2019

A superbly cast gilt-copper stone-inlaid seated figure of Manjusri, Nepal, 14th century

Lot 2708. A superbly cast gilt-copper stone-inlaid seated figure of Manjusri, Nepal, 14th century; 9 in. (22.8 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - HKD 4,500,000. Price realised HKD 3,965,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  The bodhisattva is finely cast seated in vajraparyankasana, his right hand holding up a sword, the khadja, behind his head, his left hand in the vitarka mudra, with a lotus stem supporting a book of the ‘Perfection of... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2018

A pair of fine large Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' figures of Manjusri and Samantabhadra, by Xu Yunlin, Qing dynasty, early 20th centur

Lot 3196. A pair of fine large Dehua 'Blanc-de-Chine' figures of Manjusri and Samantabhadra, by Xu Yunlin, Qing dynasty, early 20th century; 46 and 46.5 cm., 18 1/8  and 18 1/4  in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,400,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2013 each impressive bodhisattva modelled seated in lalitasana, dressed in flowing robes partly covering his bejeweled torso and fastened at the waist by long tasseled strings, his face... [Lire la suite]
26 juin 2016

Statuette de Manjusri en bronze doré, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe siècle

Lot 160. Statuette de Manjusri en bronze doré, Dynastie Qing, XVIIIe siècle. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 €. Lot sold 52,500 €. Photo: Sotheby's. assis en vajrasana sur un double socle lotiforme, la main gauche en vitarka mudra tenant une tige de lotus s'épanouissant près de l'épaule, la main droite brandissant une épée au-dessus de la tête, richement paré de bijoux et d'une tiare incrustée de turquoise et corail, les cheveux retenus en un double chignon, le visage charnu... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2014

An extremely rare gilt-bronze figure of Manjusri, Yongle incised six-character presentation mark and of the period (1402-1424)

Lot 3106. An extremely rare gilt-bronze figure of Manjusri, Yongle incised six-character presentation mark and of the period (1402-1424); 9 3/4 in. (24.9 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 12,000,000 - HKD 15,000,000. Price realised HKD 18,040,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The bodhisattva is finely cast seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, his hands in gesture of dharmachakra mudra holding the tips of lotus stems bearing his attributes a sword and a book, wearing a... [Lire la suite]