14 septembre 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Ksitigarbha, Ming dynasty, 15th-167th century

Lot 304. A gilt-bronze figure of Ksitigarbha, Ming dynasty, 15th-167th century. Height 6 3/4  in., 17 cm. Estimate USD 50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 68,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the seated bodhisattva finely cast in vajraparyankasana with the lowered proper left hand cradling a cinatamani pearl, the opposite hand in vitarka mudra, an elaborate diadem encircling a coiled topknot and crowning the broad, rounded face with gently arched brows framing... [Lire la suite]

14 septembre 2019

A large gilt-bronze figure of Ksitigarbha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 310. A large gilt-bronze figure of Ksitigarbha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height 17 3/4  in., 45 cm. Estimate USD 60,000 — 80,000. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated regally in vajraparyankasana, the bodhisattva of the underworld crowned with a diadem of five lobed and pierced cartouches housing the five Tathagata Buddhas, with luxuriant, wide sashes flanking the body, the chest inscribed with an outlined wan framed by the... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Amitabha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 313. A gilt-bronze figure of Amitabha, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height 13 1/2  in., 34.3 cm. Estimate USD 60,000 — 80,000. Lot sold 87,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. cast seated in vajraparyankasana, the upturned soles of the feet each inscribed with a four-spoked dharmacakra, the hands in dhyana mudra, the dhoti sashed at the waist and the hems of the garments delicately chased with a brocade pattern of scrolling lotus, the... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2019

A large gilt-lacquer bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara and child, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 309. A large gilt-lacquer bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara and child, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height 36 in., 91.5 cm. Estimate USD 50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 175,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the maternal emanation of the bodhisattva adorned in a long cowl sheltering the Amitabha crown above a neatly coiled and combed coiffure, the small, round face of the principal figure with hooded eyes and peaceful gaze, a tiered necklace framed by the open cowl with a... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 315. A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Height 8 7/8  in., 22.6 cm. Estimate USD 30,000 — 50,000. Lot sold 187,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the corpulent jovial figure cast seated and at ease, holding a small attribute in the proper left hand, the rotund belly protruding from a loosely draped robe with chased lotus meander borders secured at the waist with a tasseled belt, raised on a rounded cushion, supported on a floral... [Lire la suite]
12 septembre 2019

A large gilt-lacquer bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 312. A large gilt-lacquer bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. Height 14 3/4  in., 37.4 cm. Estimate USD 50,000 — 70,000. Lot sold 325,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. seated in vajraparyankasana, with the hands in abhaya and varada mudra, the shoulders flanked by a bird and a chilug ewer borne on blossoming lotuses from vines stemming from the hands, a small Amitabha figure enclosed within... [Lire la suite]

12 septembre 2019

A large gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 308. A large gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height 26 1/3  in., 67 cm. Estimate USD 100,000 — 150,000. Lot sold 524,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity cast seated in vajraparyankasana with the proper left hand supporting a small vessel, the other holding a willow stem, a pierced diadem centered with a seated Amitabha Buddha encircling a neatly combed topknot, the long remaining tresses plaited over each shoulder,... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A Zhangzhou ware slip-decorated brown-glazed vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1067. A Zhangzhou ware slip-decorated brown-glazed vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 11 in. (28.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The pear-shaped vase is decorated in white slip on an amber-brown ground with two flower-pots of leafy, blossoming chrysanthemum growing amidst rockwork, Japanese wood box.  Note: Two slip-decorated brown-ground 'garlic mouth’ vases with similarly-rendered plants in the British Museum, are illustrated by J.... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2019

A blue and white double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1060. A blue and white double-gourd vase, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 10 ¼ in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The vase is potted with two pronounced bulbs, each decorated with dense meandering floral scrolls, divided by a waisted neck encircled by a band of classic scroll, the narrow mouth rim with a lappet band, and the foot with overlapping petals, double Japanese wood box.  Christie’s. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of... [Lire la suite]
31 août 2019

A carved Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1050. A carved Longquan celadon tripod censer, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2019. The deep bombé-form body is raised on three cabriole legs and carved with florets within a geometric design below a band of cloud pattern on the straight neck. It is covered overall with a crackled glaze of sea-green tone with the exception of the unglazed center of the interior and the protruding rounded center of the base., soft... [Lire la suite]