30 août 2017

Sotheby's Hong Kong to offer Buddhist art including property from the Nyingjei Lam collection

  A magnificent and monumental gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Yuan dynasty – Hongwu period. Height 116.8 cm. Est. HK$20,000,000 – 30,000,000/US$2,600,000 – 3,800,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. HONG KONG.- This autumn, Sotheby’s Hong Kong Chinese Works of Art Autumn Sales 2017 presents The Heart of Tantra ­– Buddhist Art Including Property from the Nyingjei Lam Collection, a themed sale which will be held on 3 October at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Capturing the rich artistic tradition of bronze... [Lire la suite]

14 mai 2017

A rare and large silver-inlaid bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Inlaid He Chaozong seal mark, Qing Dyna

Lot 108. A rare and large silver-inlaid bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Inlaid He Chaozong seal mark, Qing Dynasty. Estimate £10,000 - 15,000. Sold for £851,000 (€1,006,052). Photo: Bonhams. The finely-cast deity seated cross-legged in dhyanasana, with a dhoti falling over the legs, the hands resting in dhyana mudra, wearing loose robes well decorated along the hem with scrolling lotus flowers, draped around the shoulders and open to reveal the bare chest and an inner garment tied at the waist,... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2017

Navin Kumar Gallery at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Vajradhara with Consort, Mindroling Monastery, Tibet, 1676–1705. © Navin Kumar Gallery Ratnasambhava, Tibet, 16th century. Distemper on Cloth. 54 x 39.5 in (137 x 100 cm). © Navin Kumar Gallery Illustration to a dispersed Ramayana series, Kangra, Punjab Hills, India, 1775-1780. Opaque watercolor on paper. 8 x 12 in (20.4 x 30.5 cm). © Navin Kumar Gallery Shakyamuni Buddha, Tibet, 12-13th century. Gilt Bronze. 12 inches (30.5 cm). © Navin Kumar... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2017

Buddhist Sculptures at Shanxi Provincial Museum

Shakyamuni Buddha, Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550 AD) © Shanxi Provincial Museum Shakyamuni Buddha, Northern Zhou dynasty, 569 AD, Jishan County © Shanxi Provincial Museum Shakyamuni Buddha, Northern Zhou dynasty (557-581 AD), Wanrong County © Shanxi Provincial Museum Although both of these statues were created during the Northern Zhou dynasty, they are markedly different in their overall appearance, carving, physiognomy, robes, and hair. The figure on the first wears a... [Lire la suite]
08 novembre 2015

Exceptional Buddhist gilt-bronze figures lead Bonhams' Fine Chinese Art Sale in London

Highlights of the sale include twenty-one exceptional Himalayan and Chinese bronze sculptures from the Jeanette Claude Jongen collection of Buddhist art, with attractive estimates ranging from £3,000 – 18,000. Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- Bonhams will offer a range of carefully selected Chinese ceramics and works of art including jades, metalwork and rhinoceros horn carvings in the Fine Chinese Art sale, to be held on 12 November at Bonhams New Bond Street. Highlights of the sale include twenty-one exceptional Himalayan... [Lire la suite]
29 avril 2014

Rare 17th century Chinese wall hanging headlines at Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions

A rare transitional Ming-Qing dynasty large hanging, 17th century is estimated to sell for £12,000 – 18,000. Photo Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions LONDON.- As London prepares for a week of Asian art auctions in May, Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions are delighted to present an extremely rare 17th century transitional hanging from the Ming/Qing dynasty, which will headline their spectacular sale of Chinese Ceramics and Asian Works of Art, including an extensive selection of Tibetan art, and Asian textiles. The sale... [Lire la suite]

31 mars 2014

A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Shakyamuni buddha, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century

A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Shakyamuni buddha, Late Ming-Early Qing dynasty, 17th century. Photo:Sotheby's well cast and portrayed seated in vajraparyankasana, his hands held in dharmacakra mudra, wearing a loose robe exposing his chest, the robe elaborately accented with fine incisions of chrysanthemum and scrolls, the serene face with downcast eyes and a meditative expression, flanked by a pair of long pendulous earlobes, the head and domed usnisa covered with tight curls and surmounted by an ovoid jewel, all supported on a... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2014

A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century

A gilt-bronze figure of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century. Photo:Sotheby's with hands held in dhyanamudra, the face with downcast eyes and a meditative expression adorned with an urna on the forehead, the hair tightly curled around the protuberant ushnisha, wearing loose robes well-decorated along the hem with lotus scrolls, draped around the shoulders and open revealing the bare chest with a wan symbol and an inner garment tied at the waist, seated in dhyanasana with dhoti falling over the legs; 32.2 cm.,... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2013

A massive Ming gilt-bronze figure of a seated Shakyamuni Buddha sells for US$30.3 million

Ming Yungle Gilt-Bronze Figure of a Seated Shakyamuni Buddha. Photo: Sotheby's.  HONG KONG.- The five sales of Sotheby’s Hong Kong Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art concluded on 8 October with a combined total of HK$1.26 billion / US$161.5 million (total estimate: HK$750 million / US$96 million*). Multiple records were set, including the top lot, A Massive Gilt-Bronze Figure of a Seated Shakyamuni Buddha which sold for HK$236.44 million / US$30.3 million (Expected to fetch in excess of HK$50 million / US$6.4 million) to... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2013

A large gilt-lacquered wood seated figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, China, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period

A large gilt-lacquered wood seated figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, China, Qing Dynasty, Kangxi period. Photo: Sotheby's. HEIGHT: 24 1/2  in. (62.2 cm) PROVENANCE: Collection of Victor Oppenheim (1906-2005), acquired prior to 1990s NOTE: This figure portrays Shakymuni Buddha at the moment of his enlightment, with right hand in bhumisparsamudra, the gesture of touching the earth, and the left in dhyanamudra, the posture of meditation. While meditating under the Bodhi tree at Bodhgaya, the... [Lire la suite]