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]
13 septembre 2018

A limestone relief fragment of Vimalakirti, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 9. A limestone relief fragment of Vimalakirti, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 13 3/4  in., 38 cm. Estimate: 120,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 250,000 .© Sotheby's. the wise layman depicted smiling, in a recumbent seated position on a platform bed, the raised hand holding a deer-tailed fan, wearing a high Phrygian cap and layers of robes, the lowered hand resting on the lap and the feet carved in relief with naturalistic contour and perspective, supported and mounted on... [Lire la suite]
13 septembre 2018

A rare sandstone relief fragment of an apsara, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 3. A rare sandstone relief fragment of an apsara, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 21 1/4 in., 54 cm. Estimate: 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 362,500 .© Sotheby's. the graceful spirit shown in three-quarter view, kneeling on the proper left leg, with the right arm resting on the bent right knee, the left arm raised high and holding a floral medallion, the torso turned frontally, adorned in robes vertically incised, the head tilted and looking up, the serene face with a benevolent... [Lire la suite]
27 mars 2018

A rare and large sandstone head of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 3029. A rare and large sandstone head of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534); 40 cm, 15 3/4  in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 sensitively carved with an elongated face accentuated with downcast eyes below gracefully arched eyebrows, the serene countenance centred with a pronounced long nose, above lips tenderly lifted at the corners in a beatific smile, framed by a pair of pendulous earlobes and hair neatly swept up into a... [Lire la suite]