23 novembre 2018

A parcel-gilt bronze incense burner, gui, by Hu Wenming, Ming dynasty, 17th century

Lot 2. A parcel-gilt bronze incense burner, gui, by Hu Wenming, Ming dynasty, 17th century; 14.7 cm, 5 3/4  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold Lot Sold 112,500 HKD (14,385 USD). © Sotheby's. the compressed body surmounted by a pair of mythical animal heads issuing loop handles, chased in relief with a band of auspicious emblems, the base incised with Yunjian Hu Wenming zhi (made by Hu Wenming of Yunjian) within a... [Lire la suite]

04 juin 2018

A parcel-gilt bronze figure of a seated bodhisattva, China, 17th century

Lot 174. A parcel-gilt bronze figure of a seated bodhisattva, China, 17th century. Height 62 cm. Estimate CHF 6 000 / 9 000 (€ 5 000 / 7 500). Courtesy Koller.  Separately cast lotus throne. Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Wednesday 06 June 2018 10.00 AM 
07 février 2018

A parcel-gilt bronze bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 262. A parcel-gilt bronze bowl, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14.6cm., 5 ¾ in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 7,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a straight foot, engraved and parcel-gilt to the exterior with figures in a landscape with trees, bridges and pavilions, all between keyfret bands, the base lightly incised with an inscription denoting the weight. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London, 14 mai 2014
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01 décembre 2017

A finely cast parcel-gilt bronze figure of Damo, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 8119. A finely cast parcel-gilt bronze figure of Damo, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 19 1/4 in. (48.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 1,200,000 - HKD 1,500,000. Price realised HKD 6,700,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The attenuated figure is modelled standing barefoot, wearing loose robes gilt and finely chased with floral scrolls against a fish-roe ground, partially revealing his chest, his face with a serene expression, framed with bushy eyebrows, curly beard and moustache. ... [Lire la suite]
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01 décembre 2017

A rare parcel-gilt bronze censer, gui, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century, Yunjian Hu Wenming zhi seal mark

Lot 8117. A rare parcel-gilt bronze censer, gui, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century, Yunjian Hu Wenming zhi seal mark; 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm.) wide. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 562,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 The censer is decorated in repousse on each side in a central band with various mythical sea creatures including winged dragons and horses rising from waves, all in relief, finely chased and gilt against a dark ground, between bands of... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2017

A parcel-gilt bronze 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' incense burner, gui, Incised Hu Wenming six-character mark, 17th century

Lot 121. A parcel-gilt bronze 'Eight Buddhist Emblems' incense burner, gui, Incised Hu Wenming six-character mark, 17th century. Estimate £8,000 - 12,000. Sold for £15,000 (€17,733). Photo: Bonhams. The vessel, rising from a high tapering foot with rounded sides curving inwards towards the rim, cast in low relief with the Eight Buddhist Emblems, bajixiang, between scrolling ruyi heads and animated mythical creatures, flanked by loop handles emanating from dragon heads, the base incised with... [Lire la suite]

13 décembre 2016

The Raphy Star Collection sells for over $2 million and sets a new record

 A large Chinese wooden sculpture of a Luohan, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (13th-14th century) and the banknote found inside. Estimate: AUD$40,000-60,000. Sold for: AUD$47,120. Photo Mosgreen SYDNEY.- The Raphy Star Collection of Important Asian Art achieved a new record for a single-owner collection of Asian Art in Sydney last night with a total of over AUD$2 million ($2,009,700).  The top selling lot, a rare and beautifully carved Chinese polychrome wood sculpture of a Bodhisattva, Song Dynasty, 11th century sold for... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2016

Sotheby's announces Asia Week Sales of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art

A Fine Sedimentary Stone Stele Depicting Scenes from the Life of Buddha, Eastern India, Pala period, 11th-12th Century. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s spring offering of Indian, Himalayan and Southeast Asian Works of Art Including Property from the Estate of Dr. Claus Virch features Buddhist, Hindu, Mughal and Jain devotional works of art, including several significant sculptures. Formerly on loan to the Brooklyn Museum, this Fine Sedimentary Stone... [Lire la suite]
23 mars 2015

A parcel-gilt bronze circular 'TLV' mirror, China, Western Han dynasty, 2nd-1st Century BC

Lot 711. A parcel-gilt bronze circular 'TLV' mirror, China, Western Han dynasty, 2nd-1st Century BC; 4 ½ in. (11.5 cm.) diameter; 208 g. Estimate $5,000 - $7,000. Price Realized $16,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The central knob within a square surrounded by animals, birds and an immortal cast in thread relief amidst 'TLV' motifs, below a saw-tooth band on the rim, the ground gilded, box. Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1990. Christie's. THE... [Lire la suite]
12 août 2014

An unusual parcel-gilt bronze duck-form censer and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 210. An unusual parcel-gilt bronze duck-form censer and cover, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 9 1/8 in. (23.2 cm.) high. Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $12,500 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Well cast as a duck standing atop an integral pierced rockwork base, with head raised and beak open, the wings which form the cover cast with upturned feather tips, with a small cash symbol pierced below the tail feathers for the release of smoke, the gilding ending in a shaped line on the lower... [Lire la suite]