11 octobre 2019

A bronze votive figure of Maitreya, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 3627. A bronze votive figure of Maitreya, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534); 10.6 cm, 4 1/8  in. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 HKD (10,186 - 12,733 USD). Lot Sold 93,750 HKD (11,937 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. cast seated on a raised rectangular plinth, the figure with the right arm raised and the left lowered in abhayavarada, clad in long robes falling into cascading folds around the legs, the elongated face flanked by a pair of pendulous ears,... [Lire la suite]

29 août 2019

A large and rare pair of painted gray pottery figures, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 735. A large and rare pair of painted gray pottery figures, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height of taller 25 1/2  in., 64.8 cm. Estimate USD 50,000 — 70,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. each slender figure modeled in high relief, standing with hands clasped, wearing a full jacket with wide sleeves terminating in elegantly undulating folds, a breastplate with buckled fasteners at the shoulders, voluminous trousers falling in rhythmic pleats puddling at the base revealing the pointed... [Lire la suite]
08 août 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 36. A gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534); The figure 13cm., 5 1/8 in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 9,375 GBP. © Sotheby's. the figure seated in dhyanasana wearing long, loose-fitting robes and ornate body jewellery, on a raised wood plinth of later date. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 12 May 2010 
15 juillet 2019

A painted pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 17. A painted pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 10 in., 25.3 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 317,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the slender figure wearing a long layered robe and official hat, standing with hands clasped within the wide and loose sleeves, the face detailed in black and red, with traces of red, white and blue pigment, wood stand, Japanese wood box (5). Provenance: Collection of Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972).Mayuyama... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

A large painted pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 18. A large painted pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 24 1/2  in., 62.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 317,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the tall, slender figure standing in an attentive manner with one hand revealed from the sleeve of the long dark red robe, fastened by a long tied white sash at the waist, the facial features well-defined with high, arched brows, heavy lidded eyes and a half smiling... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Ananda, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 13. A gilt-bronze figure of Ananda, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 2 5/8  in., 6.8 cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's. Buddha's principal disciple portrayed as a monk with shaved head and hands held in anjalimudra, dressed in long robes cast with sharply defined folds that fall in front, with incised lines marking the folds on the back, wood stand, Japanese wood box (5). Provenance: Hirano Kotoken,... [Lire la suite]

15 juillet 2019

A small gilt-bronze lion, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 7. A small gilt-bronze lion, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 1 1/4  in., 3.2 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's. the ferocious beast portrayed crouching with one paw raised, the mane framing its leonine face, the mouth open in a roar, and the bushy tail curved with some end tufts touching the body to form a loop, Japanese wood box (6). Provenance: Hirano Kotoken, Tokyo, acquired in the 1970s. ... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2019

A painted grey pottery figure of a bull, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 1281. A painted grey pottery figure of a bull, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534); 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The muscular beast modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular base, its well-formed head positioned between the large hump on its neck and the dewlap that hangs beneath, adorned with a decorative harness and trappings applied with circular bosses suspending oval-shaped ornaments, the details all accented with... [Lire la suite]
13 décembre 2018

A terracotta polychrome figure of a standing horse, Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534)

Lot 546. Chine, Wei du Nord, V-VIe siècle, Cheval en terre cuite polychrome. Hauteur : 14.5 cm. Estimation: 800 € / 1 000 €. Adjugé 800 €. Courtesy Artprecium Provenance : Collection Spoerry, inventorié dans le carnet de collection sous le numéro 1034.Une facture de L. Wannieck à Paris datée de Mars 1925 accompagne ce lot.A Chinese Northern Wei terracotta polychrome figure of a standing horse.Provenance: Spoerry collection, mentioned in the collector’s personal inventory under the number 1033.An... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2018

A rare limestone relief fragmentary head of a Bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 7. A rare limestone relief fragmentary head of a Bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 14 1/2  in., 36.9 cm. Estimate: 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot sold 162,500. © Sotheby's. carved in soft rounded volume, the serene slender face with eyes downcast above a long, straight nose rising to an elegantly arched carved brow, with full pursed lips in a benign smile above a neatly defined chin, the face flanked by flat pendulous earlobes, the hair centrally parted, the curved... [Lire la suite]