10 janvier 2019

The Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein Collection of Chinese Art at Christie's New York, 24 March 2011

The Chinese works of art in the collection of Walter and Phyllis Shorenstein are spectacular in their beauty, technical excellence and historical importance. Following the recent and immense success of Treasures From the Shorenstein Collection, including important glass, imperial porcelain and fine jades sold in our Hong Kong rooms, Christie's New York is pleased to offer ancient bronzes, early ceramics and sculpture, jade carvings, and the very rare and important 12th century Yunnanese gilt-bronze figure of Acouye Guanyin (lot 1294)... [Lire la suite]

17 septembre 2018

'Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present' at the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam

AMSTERDAM - A unique thangka, a scroll painting, from the personal collection of His Holiness the Dalai Lama has been made available for the exhibition Buddha’s Life, Path to the Present. Made in Tibet in the nineteenth century, the scroll painting is one of a series illustrating the story of Buddha’s life. On Saturday 15 September, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will perform the official opening of the new exhibition at the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam and he will view the thangka in its temporary home. A... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

A painted grey pottery model of a bullock and cart, Northern Wei dynasty, 5th-early 6th century

Lot 1275. A painted grey pottery model of a bullock and cart, Northern Wei dynasty, 5th-early 6th century; Bullock 8 in. (20.3 cm.) long, cart 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bullock, shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base, has a pronounced dewlap and a harness. The body is painted red as are the sides of the cart, which has an arched roof that extends over the seating area in front, an off-center opening in the... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2017

A grey pottery figure of a loaded camel, Northern Wei dynasty, 6th century

Lot 389. A grey pottery figure of a loaded camel, Northern Wei dynasty, 6th century. H. 23,5 cm. Estimate 2.500/3.500 €. Lot sold 2.800 €. Courtesy Nagel The modelled figure resting on a flat base and hollow inside. With traces of a dark red pigment. Age measurement confirmed by Thermoluminescence Analysis 30th November 1998 (Oxford Authentication, no. C298h82).  Provenance: Bought in 1995 from L.H.W. Limited & Treading, Hong Kong. Described and illustrated in: Collection Julius... [Lire la suite]
16 septembre 2017

A grey pottery model of a seated boar, Northern Wei dynasty, early 5th century

Lot 1105. A grey pottery model of a seated boar, Northern Wei dynasty, early 5th century; 9 ½ in. (24.2 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The well-modeled animal is shown seated on its haunches with slender front legs braced, with a narrow tapering snout, visible fangs and pricked ears, its fleshy body with distended stomach touching the base, its small tail curled up on its flanks and its spine with a bristled ridge. Traces of white... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2017

Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, 15 March 2017, New York

Chen Rong (active ca. 13th century) as catalogued in Shiqu Baoji, Six Dragons, (detail). Handscroll, ink on paper. Estimate: $1,200,000 - 1,800,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017. New York – On March 15, Christie’s will offer Important Chinese Art from the Fujita Museum, a selection of 31 Chinese works of art, including highly important Shang and Zhou dynasty ritual bronzes, classical paintings, Buddhist stone sculptures, celadons and scholar’s objects. All of the works were collected by Denzaburō... [Lire la suite]

03 mars 2017

A painted pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei dynasty

Lot 2135. A painted pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei dynasty. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,900 - 4,800). Photo: Bonhams. Portrayed standing with left hand held in a fist at chest level supported by the right, wearing long layered robes and official hat, wood stand, Japanese wood box. 11 1/4in (28.6cm) high Provenance: Mayuyama and Co., 24 September 1949 Note: A slightly smaller Northern Wei figure, also acquired from Mayuyama & Co., was sold at Sotheby's, New York, 19-20 March 2013,... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2017

J. J. Lally & Co. at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

A Limestone Block-Form Buddhist Stele, Tang Dynasty, 8th Century, 22 x 19 ½ x 10 inches (55.9 x 49.5 x 25.4 cm) © J. J. Lally & Co. A Limestone Head of Bodhisattva, China, from the Gongxian Buddhist caves, Northern Wei dynasty, early 6th century. Height: 10.25 inches (26 cm) © J. J. Lally & Co.  A Gilt Bronze Figure of Avalokitesvara, Sui Dynasty (581-618). Height: 10 inches (25.4 cm) © J. J. Lally & Co.  A Painted Marble Figure of an... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2016

A painted grey pottery figure of a painted grey pottery figure, Bactrian camel, Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534)

Lot 1442. A painted grey pottery figure of a painted grey pottery figure, Bactrian camel, Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534); 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realised  USD 7,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2011. Well modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the small head facing forward, the front of the neck scored to indicate hair markings, with pack boards applied to either side Provenance: Christie's, New York, 4 June 1992, lot 211.  The result... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2016

A large gray stone figure of a seated lion, Northern Wei dynasty (386–535)

Lot 149. A large gray stone figure of a seated lion, Northern Wei dynasty (386–535). Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 212,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. powerfully modeled, the muscular beast seated on its haunches on a rectangular base with forelegs outstretched and long tail curled up over its back, the head with fierce expression, the mouth open in a roar below glaring eyes, all framed by a curling beard and swept-back mane, tufts of fur carved to the shoulders and... [Lire la suite]
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