16 juin 2020

A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 516. A Dehua figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 22.2 cm, 8 3/4  in. Estimate 250,000 — 300,000 HKD. Lot sold 687,500 HKD (78,343 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. depicted seated with legs crossed, with arms folded beneath the voluminous folds of a long robe opening at the chest revealing a beaded necklace, the face with a serene expression, with hair piled up into an elaborate chignon under a hood, zitan stand.  Provenance: Collection... [Lire la suite]

09 juin 2020

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

Lot 3201. A bronze figure of Budai, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) high. Estimate $30,000 - $ 50,000. Price realised $62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The smiling, corpulent figure is seated in rajalalilasana on a double-lotus base holding a sack in his left hand and prayer beads in his right. He is dressed in flowing robes with the left shoulder exposed, and wears an openwork crown. Provenance: Warren Imports, Laguna Beach, California, 1993. ... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2020

A rare bronze figure of Akshobhya, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3200. A rare bronze figure of Akshobhya, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Estimate $12,000 - $ 18,000. Price realised $23,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The Buddha is seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with his hands held in bhumisparsha mudra. He is dressed in voluminous robes and wears a foliate tiara. The face is serene with downcast expression. Provenance: Warren Imports, Laguna Beach, California, 1993. Note: Bhumisparsha... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2020

A very rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of multi-armed Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3198. A very rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of multi-armed Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 18 7/8 in. (47.9 cm.) high. Estimate $20,000 - $ 30,000. Price realised $37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The tantric bodhisattva is seated in padmasana with the primary hands held in a tantric mudra and the others outstretched. He is dressed in flowing robes and adorned with jewelry and sashes. The face is downcast with heavy-lidded eyes and... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2020

A small gilt-bronze figure of a seated Daoist immortal, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3194. A small gilt-bronze figure of a seated Daoist immortal, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 5 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) high. Estimate $7,000 - $ 10,000. Price realised $10,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The immortal is shown seated holding a peach that rests on his cloth-draped hands. He wears court robes with decorative borders, a shawl, ruyi-toed shoes and a ribbed court hat secured with a hair pin and tied with cords that fall over a lock pendant at his chest. An apocryphal... [Lire la suite]
05 juin 2020

A Longquan celadon 'dragon' jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 329. A Longquan celadon 'dragon' jar, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 26 cm, 10 1/4  in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD (14,206 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. with broad shoulders and bulging body tapering towards the base, the sides carved with a writhing dragon among stylised cloud above a wave band. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 Jun 2020, 10:00 AM

28 mai 2020

A large bronze archaistic tripod censer, ding, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3287. A large bronze archaistic tripod censer, ding, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 15 1/8 in. (38.3 cm.). Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price Realized USD 12,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The body is cast with an upper register of alternating kui dragons and bosses, and a lower register of taotie masks separated by flanges, and is supported on three tall legs emerging from masks. A pair of bail handles rises from the rim, stand. Christie's. FINE... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2020

A gilt-bronze fragmentary arm of Vajradhara, Ming dynasty

Lot 5036. A gilt-bronze fragmentary arm of Vajradhara, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 31.5 cm, 12 3/8  in. Estimate 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Sold for 200,000 HKD (23,664 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. cast as a hollow bent right forearm and hand, the middle and ring fingers depicted gently bent inwards as though holding a vajra, the wrist rendered adorned with beaded jewellery, the gilt-bronze surface with extensive malachite encrustation concentrating around the hand, stand. Note:Compare a... [Lire la suite]
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27 mai 2020

A life-size fragmentary gilt-bronze arm of Buddha, Ming dynasty

Lot 5001. A life-size fragmentary gilt-bronze arm of Buddha, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 56.5 by 52.5 cm, 22 1/4  by 21 in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Sold for 275,000 HKD (32,538 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. cast as a complete section for the assembly of a massive gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, the shoulder slightly crushed due to deconsecration or anti-Buddhist desecration but the remainder of the slender and slightly elongated arm left intact and clad in a slightly flaring... [Lire la suite]
04 mai 2020

A gilt bronze eleven headed standing figure of Avalokiteshvara, Sino-Tibetan, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 156. A gilt bronze eleven headed standing figure of Avalokiteshvara, Sino-Tibetan, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 26,8cm high. Estimate HK$80,000 - 120,000. Sold for HK$ 112,500 (€ 13,345). Photo: Bonhams. The Bodhisattva fixed on a lotus base, crowned with heads arranged in five tiers, the top with a small head of Amitabha Buddha, above a wrathful head followed by nine heads with a serene expression, all above a slender body wearing ornate jewelry and loose robes with eight outstretched hands, the principal... [Lire la suite]