09 septembre 2021

Chinese Sculpture from the Junkunc Collection at Christie's New York, 23-24 september 2021

 Stephen Junkunc, III, circa 1930. Stephen Junkunc, III ranks amongst the most renowned collectors of Chinese ceramics and works of art, and is known for collecting a wide breadth of works of the highest standards of quality. At its height, his collection comprised over two-thousand examples of porcelain, jade, bronzes, Buddhist sculpture and paintings, and included two examples of the legendary Ru ware, of which only eighty-seven examples are known in the world. A superb Ru dish from... [Lire la suite]

03 septembre 2021

A marble figure of a bodhisattva, Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550)

Lot 1076. A marble figure of a bodhisattva, Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550); 50.8 by 23 by 14 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 176,400 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
27 mai 2020

A marble figure of seated 'pensive' Maitreya, Northern Qi dynasty (530-577)

Lot 5030. A marble figure of seated 'pensive' Maitreya, Northern Qi dynasty (530-577); 23.8 cm, 9 3/8  in. Estimate 260,000 — 280,000 HKD. Sold for 325,000 HKD (38,454 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the bodhisattva portrayed as the Lord of Tusita, modelled in the round seated in lalitasana on a raised circular base with the left leg crossed over the right knee, his right hand resting on his left foot while the right arm (now... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2015

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

A large marble figure of a seated lion, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Price Realized $317,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Boldly carved sitting on its hind legs, its powerful forepaws supporting the lithe body, the face with open mouth, bared fangs, and lolling tongue, the eyes with furrowed expression and the mane in tight curls - 20 3/8 in. (51.8 cm.) high Provenance: Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1964.Collection of Christian Humann (d. 1981), Pan-Asian... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2009

A Monumental Marble Figure of a Youth, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D., with 17th/early 18th Century Restorations

A Monumental Marble Figure of a Youth, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D., with 17th/early 18th Century Restorations standing with his weight on the right leg, the base, head, and other extremities restored. height 81 1/2 in. 207 cm. Est. 150,000—250,000 USD. Lot Sold 182,500 USD PROVENANCE: Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke, 1656-1733, Wilton House, WiltshireHenry, 9th Earl of Pembroke, 1693-1749Henry, 10th Earl of Pembroke, 1734-1794George Augustus, 11th Earl of Pembroke, 1759-1827Robert Henry, 12th Earl of... [Lire la suite]