24 février 2022

A rare painted marble Buddhist stele, Northern Qi dynasty (AD 550-577)

Lot 739. A rare painted marble Buddhist stele, Northern Qi dynasty (AD 550-577); 13 in. (33 cm.) high, padauk stand. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 277,200. © Christie's 2022 The stele is carved with a central standing bodhisattva with his right hand raised in abhayamudra and left hand lowered, flanked by a pair of attendants, and a further pair of bodhisattvas, all below two intertwined bodhi trees backing the figures. The stele is... [Lire la suite]

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]
09 septembre 2021

Chinese Bronze 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]