11 mars 2018

Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art at Asia Week New York, 15-24 march 2018

A Large Bronze Tripod Censer, Song-Yuan Dynasty, 12-14th century, the wood stand and cover 18th century. Dimensions: the censer 30 cm. diam.; 41.5 cm. high © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Metallurgical test confirms the dating of this piece. Provenance: A private Asian Collection A silver and turquoise-inlaid ‘double bird’ vessel, Song dynasty. Height 23.5cm. © Littleton & Hennessy Asian Art Provenance: – A private English collection– A private French collection, acquired... [Lire la suite]

04 novembre 2016

A rare and finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Sakyamuni, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 194. A rare and finely cast gilt-bronze figure of Sakyamuni, Sui dynasty (581-618). Estimate GBP 100,000 - GBP 150,000 (USD 123,300 - USD 184,950). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The figure is modelled wearing flowing robes, with the right hand raised in abhayamudra and the left hand resting on the lap. The face displays a serene expression, with pendulous earlobes and the hair is tied into a top knot. The figure is supported on a later lacquered wood double-lotus base. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2010

"From Steep Hillsides: Ancient Rock Carvings from Dazu, China" @ National Museum Cardiff

Head of Sakyamuni Buddha, Duobao Pagoda, Beishan, Dazu, Southern Song dynasty (AD1127-1279). (c) Dazu Rock Carvings Museum, Chongqing, China WALES.- Visitors to National Museum Cardiff in the New Year will have an exclusive opportunity to see a unique exhibition of ancient rock carvings from China - sculptures which have never before been seen outside China. From Steep Hillsides: Ancient Rock Carvings from Dazu, China will be exhibited from Wednesday 26 January to Sunday 3 April 2011. The steep hillsides of the Dazu World... [Lire la suite]
13 mai 2010

Ten best jade carvings sold @ Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 11 May 2010. London

An inscribed pale celadon jade Sakyamuni and grotto group. Qianlong period (1736-96), dated to the renzi year corresponding to 1792. photo Christie's Ltd 2010 Finely carved in high relief with the seated Sakyamuni wearing long flowing robes, beneath a rock formation extensively inscribed, the reverse with pine trees growing amidst rockwork - 9¾ in. (24.5 cm.) high. Estimate £15,000 - £25,000 ($22,260 - $37,100) Price Realized £541,250 ($801,050) Notes: The inscription on the current lot is a well-known passage from the Vajra... [Lire la suite]