06 mai 2021

A stone figure of a bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)

Lot 56. A stone figure of a bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577); 60.3 cm. Estimate: 300,000 - 500,000 HKD. Lot sold: 756,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the slender figure standing gracefully in diaphanous robes falling in elegant pleats embellished with beaded jewellery, the benevolent face flanked by pendulous ears surmounted by a jewelled headdress. Sotheby's. Monochrome III, Hong Kong, 22 April 2021
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01 mai 2021

A superbly carved rare marble fragmentary head of Shakyamuni Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)

Lot 5. A superbly carved rare marble fragmentary head of Shakyamuni Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577); 27.8 cm. Estimate: 3,000,000- 5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold: 3,780,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. sensitively modelled, the benevolent face depicted with a pair of heavily-lidded downcast eyes, an elongated nose flanked by pendulous ears and delicately hemmed lips, all below evenly arched eyebrows, the hair arranged in dense rows of spiral curls rising to a faintly domed ushnisha, stand. ... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)

Lot 22. A gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577); 8cm., 3 1/8 in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 9,375 GBP (13,068 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. cast standing with the waist bent slightly backwards, the left arm holding the ends of the long flowing robe, the face lowered with downcast eyes and a serene expression, all supported on a lotus pedestal, wood stand and Japanese wood box. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd., Tokyo. ... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2020

A limestone head of a Luohan, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577)

Lot 117. A limestone head of a Luohan, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577). Height 8 in., 20.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. Photo Sotheby's the bald head carved with downcast eyes and youthful features, the full-lips curled in a gentle smile, all flanked by pendulous earlobes, stand (2).  Provenance: Acquired Quincy, Massachusetts, November 7, 1970. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 11 september 2012
18 janvier 2020

A limestone head of a bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)

Lot 1259. A limestone head of a bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577); 13¼ in. (33.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The head is finely carved with a serene expression conveyed by the slight smile of the mouth and the lowered lids of the eyes below the gracefully arched brows. The hair is drawn up behind a crown centered by a jeweled plaque and tied with ribbons that trail down the sides to partially obscure the ears. The pale... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2019

An Unusual Painted Grey Pottery Figure of a Caparisoned Horse, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577)

Lot 248. An Unusual Painted Grey Pottery Figure of a Caparisoned Horse, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577); 137/8in. (35.3cm.) high. Estimate USD 28,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 30,550. © Christie's Image Limited Standing foursquare on a rectangular base, well modeled with gracefully arched neck and ears alertly pricked either side of a bound and upswept forelock, the chest strap applied with fur tassels and the crupper strap with medallions and pendent bells alternating with unusual lion-mask... [Lire la suite]

05 novembre 2019

A very rare limestone bust of the Buddha, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577)

Lot 36.  A very rare limestone bust of the Buddha, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577); 56cm (22in) high. Estimate: £50,000 - 80,000 (€ 58,000 - 93,000). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams.  Expertly carved with serene face, the eyes down-cast in meditation, the body slightly elongated and wearing a close-fitting robe defined by shallowly-incised incision lines, the stone with traces of red pigment, malachite and gold remainings, the curls of the hair with traces of lapis lazuli, stand.  Property from... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

A white marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)

Lot 183. A white marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577); 11 in. (28.0 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 43,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The soft face with a serene expression, carved with downcast eyes, straight nose, and small chin below the well-delineated mouth set in a subtle smile, with elongated, pendulous earlobes, curled hair and usnisa. Provenance: Purchased in Spain, 4 November 1988.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2019

A 'huanghuashi' 'Maitreya' stele, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)

Lot 561. A 'huanghuashi' 'Maitreya' stele, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577). Height 7 1/2  in., 19 cm. Estimate 120,000 — 180,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular form with a deep rounded niche containing a high-relief carved central figure of Maitreya seated cross-legged, the proper right hand raised and holding an attribute, the deity wearing a crown, abundant pleated robes, and a necklace harness over the body suspending bi discs from ribbon tassels,... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2019

A magnificent large white marble lion, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)

Lot 132. A magnificent large white marble lion, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577). Height 40 3/4  in., 103.6 cm.  Estimate: 400,000 — 600,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. stately modeled, the mighty beast carved seated on its haunches with forelegs outstretched and powerful paws firmly planted, its head held up and facing forward, shown with a fierce expression, the mouth open in a roar below large rounded eyes and thick bushy brows, all... [Lire la suite]