30 juin 2021

Ming dynasty Bronze Buddhist figures at Sotheby's Paris, 10 june 2021

Lot 1. A bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva Ming dynasty, 16th century; 31.2 cm, 12 1/4 in. (without the base). Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 EUR. Lot sold: 35,280 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. the divinity seated in vajraparyankasana on a double lotus base with a small dog lying in front, her serene face set with a benevolent smile, her torso adorned with beaded jewelry, a shawl draping around her shoulders and billowing around her arms, her right hand... [Lire la suite]

10 novembre 2020

A rare Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of the seated Buddha, 14th-15th century

Lot 107. A rare Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of the seated Buddha, 14th-15th century; 11 in. (27.5cm ) high. Estimate GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000. Price realised GBP 52,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The figure is powerfully cast, seated in dhyanasana with his right hand lowered in bhumisparsamudra and his left hand resting on his lap. The diaphanous saghati is gathered in folds over the left shoulder and ankles. His face bears a benevolent expression below a clearly... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2020

A small gilt-bronze figure of seated Buddha, Northern Wei Dynasty, circa 5th century

Lot 904. A small gilt-bronze figure of seated Buddha, Northern Wei Dynasty, circa 5th century; 6 in. (15.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown seated in dhyanasana before a flame-shaped mandorla incised with flames, the front of the pedestal incised with confronted seated lions. Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, acquired prior to 1990. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and... [Lire la suite]
08 avril 2020

A carved boxwood seated Buddha, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century

Lot 3336. A carved boxwood seated Buddha, Qing Dynasty, 18th Century; 12 cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 150,000 HKD. Lot Sold 162,500 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rotund figure wearing a loose robe, with a loving and jovial expression, supporting a little boy playfully climbing on his shoulder, the wood of rich, golden brown colour, wood stand. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 08 april 2011
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22 août 2019

A gilt-wood figure of the seated Buddha, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 395. A gilt-wood figure of the seated Buddha, Late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 16 in. (40.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Well carved seated in dhyanasana, wearing layered robes falling in crisp graceful folds around the body, the face with gentle, contemplative expression, with a gilded filet worn over the hair which is painted blue and falls in curls from the tonsured top of the head, applied overall in red and gold lacquer... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2019

A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of a seated buddha, China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 152. A gilt-lacquered bronze figure of a seated buddha, China, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. H.: 67 cm (26 1/2 in.). Estimation : 25 000 € / 35 000 €. Courtesy Artcurial. Représenté assis en padmasana sur une base lotiforme, la main droite en bhumisparsamudra, la main gauche en dhyanamudra, vêtu d'une robe monastique ceinturée à la taille et laissant le torse découvert, le visage serein, les yeux mi-clos, les cheveux bouclés recouvrant l'ushnisha. Art d'Asie chez Artcurial, 75008... [Lire la suite]

18 août 2018

A rare gilt-bronze seated figure of Buddha, Sui dynasty (581-618) 

Lot 205. A rare gilt-bronze seated figure of Buddha, Sui dynasty (581-618); 64 in. (162.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 200,000. Price realised USD 180,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  Finely cast as Maitreya Buddha shown in a seated position with both legs pendent and the feet supported by lotus, the right hand raised in abhayamudra and the left hand resting on the left knee, wearing layered robes falling in graceful crisp folds around the body, the face well... [Lire la suite]
10 juin 2018

Bouddha assis, Début de la dynastie Ming

Lot 188. Bouddha assis, Début de la dynastie Ming, encre, couleurs et or sur soie, montée en rouleau, deux boîtes couvertes en bois; 100 x 58,6 cm, 39 3/8  by 23 1/8  in. Estimation: 50,000 — 80,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. Ancienne Collection de Willem van Heusden (1913-2009). Anonymous, Seated Buddha, ink, colour and gold on silk, hanging scroll, Early Ming dynasty Provenance: Acquired by Willem van Heusden in Japan before 1955 (according to his wife). Note: 'There... [Lire la suite]
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10 janvier 2018

A gilt bronze figure of seated Buddha, China, Sixteen Kingdoms period, first half of the 5th century

Lot 4. A gilt bronze figure of seated Buddha, China, Sixteen Kingdoms period, first half of the 5th century. Height: 5 1/2  in. (14 cm). Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2013 Provenance: Private Japanese collection, early 20th century Literature: Y. Murata, "New examples of the early Chinese bronze Buddha”, Ars Buddhica 305, 2009. Note: Portable religious icons provide evidence of the early transmission of Buddhism from Central Asia into China. Gilt-bronze figures of Buddha were particularly... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2017

Imprints of Buddhas: the Buddhist Art in the National Palace Museum Collection

TAIPEI - Buddhism originated in India in the sixth century BCE and underwent more than 1,700 years of development on the subcontinent before the Muslim invasion of the late twelfth century. In the process, Buddhism evolved and its teachings became more and more systematic. With the support of Indian ruling houses and the efforts of Buddhist clergy, the religion spread to Central Asia, China, Tibet, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia. From China, the religion also spread further to the Korean Peninsula and Japan. Since... [Lire la suite]