09 septembre 2021

Chinese Bronze from the Junkunc Collection at Christie's New York, 23-24 september 2021

 Stephen Junkunc, III, circa 1930. Stephen Junkunc, III ranks amongst the most renowned collectors of Chinese ceramics and works of art, and is known for collecting a wide breadth of works of the highest standards of quality. At its height, his collection comprised over two-thousand examples of porcelain, jade, bronzes, Buddhist sculpture and paintings, and included two examples of the legendary Ru ware, of which only eighty-seven examples are known in the world. A superb Ru dish from... [Lire la suite]

29 août 2019

A rare well-carved white marble figure of a pensive bodhisattva, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618)

Lot 848. A rare well-carved white marble figure of a pensive bodhisattva, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The bodhisattva is shown seated in a pensive pose, with the right leg drawn up to support his elbow and the left hand holding a sacred petal-shaped object. The body is draped with long bead necklaces, and the head is backed by a lotus-form aureole with floral scroll... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2015

Through 70 Masterworks, Met Museum Tells Story of Its Century of Collecting Korean Art

Pensive bodhisattva, mid-7th century. Three Kingdoms period (57 B.C.–A.D. 668). Korea. Gilt bronze; H. 8 7/8 in. (22.5 cm); W. 4 in. (10.2 cm); D. 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Walter and Leonore Annenberg and The Annenberg Foundation Gift, 2003 (2003.222). NEW YORK, NY.-  How The Metropolitan Museum of Art has collected Korean art over the last century is the subject of an exhibition organized in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of its Department of Asian Art. Showcasing... [Lire la suite]