13 juillet 2020

A painted pottery figure of a seated hound, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 2873. A painted pottery figure of a seated hound, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534); 7 in. (18 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000. Price realised HKD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The figure is modelled naturalistically as a hound seated on a flat base. The head is attentively raised and finely detailed with a pointed snout and floppy ears. The front paws are outstretched with its tail curled to one side. There are traces of brown, brick-red and white... [Lire la suite]

27 mai 2020

A finely modelled painted pottery figure of an ox, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 5022. A finely modelled painted pottery figure of an ox, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534); 19.5 cm, 7 5/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Sold for 437,500 HKD (51,765 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately and dynamically modelled, depicted sturdily standing on a trapezoid base with the right hoofed foreleg raised as though walking while ploughing, the animal portrayed with the head held high, accentuated with well-defined features including a pair... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2020

A ‘Yungang’ sandstone head of a Bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 18. A ‘Yungang’ sandstone head of a Bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534); 7cm., 2 3/4 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP (24,393 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. the face with a benevolent expression, detailed with downcast eyes, arched brows and a gentle smile, the hair swept up behind the pendulous ears into a high topknot, the granulated grey sandstone with a slight pinkish-buff patina, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2020

An important gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534)

Lot 178. An important gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534). Height 7 3/4 in., 19.7 cm. Estimate 500,000 — 800,000 USD. Lot sold 1,172,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's portrayed standing barefoot on a circular tapering base, both hands held in abhayamudra, clad in loose robes falling in crisply cast folds that flare outwards, his sharp features framed by long ears and wavy hair that covers his ushnisha, the back with rectangular cavity and two pierced tabs,... [Lire la suite]
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]