05 novembre 2019

A superb carved polychrome limestone head of Buddha, Sui Dynasty (581-618)

Lot 39.  A superb carved polychrome limestone head of Buddha, Sui Dynasty (581-618); 36cm (14 1/4in) high. Estimate: £40,000 - 60,000 (€ 46,000 - 70,000). Photo: Bonhams.  The smoothly carved face with meditative expression, the heavilly lidded eyes down-cast beneath arched brows, the thin nose above gently curving lips, the hair carved as tight curls, all between long pendulous ears, the stone of dark-grey and yellow-ochre tone, stand.  Property from the Collection of John J.... [Lire la suite]

12 août 2019

A rare large finely cast silvery bronze mirror, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 1276. A rare large finely cast silvery bronze mirror, Sui dynasty (581-618); 7 7/16 in. (18.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The central knob within a lappet border surrounded by six floral medallions interspersed with lotus blossoms beneath dogtooth bands, the outer field with a lengthy inscription beneath a further dogtooth band and border of stylized classic scroll, the reverse plain, with some green encrustation.  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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11 août 2019

A rare inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 1299. A rare inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Sui dynasty (581-618); 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) high. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 170,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The slender bodhisattva shown seated with feet resting on a waisted lotus support raised on a shaped faceted base centered by a cintamani, with a pearl held in the right hand, the left resting atop the knee, wearing a bejeweled filet below a seated figure of Amitabha Buddha, the head framed by an... [Lire la suite]
09 avril 2019

A pair of rare white-glazed deep cups, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 1442. A pair of rare white-glazed deep cups, Sui dynasty (581-618); 12 & 11.6 cm. diam. Price estimate: HKD 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 (USD 128,200 - 192,300). Auction Result: HKD 1,711,000. © 2019 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s. China Guardian. 2019 Spring Auctions. Ancient Chinese Ceramics from the Tang to the Song Dynasty 
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09 avril 2019

A white-glazed deep cup, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 1441. A white-glazed deep cup, Sui dynasty (581-618); 9.2 cm. diam. Price estimate: HKD 50,000 - 60,000 (USD 6,400 - 7,700). Auction Result: HKD 153,400. © 2019 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s. China Guardian. 2019 Spring Auctions. Ancient Chinese Ceramics from the Tang to the Song Dynasty 
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13 janvier 2019

A group of nine straw-glazed female musicians and attendants, Sui dynasty (581-618)  

Lot 1315. A group of nine straw-glazed female musicians and attendants, Sui dynasty (581-618); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The slender figures similarly attired in shawls draped over their shoulders and long dresses falling in folds from a sash tied around the bodice, the hair pulled up and bound in a bun on top of the head, some with traces of red and black pigment. Provenance: The Estate of Jerome K.... [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

Grand personnage en terre cuite émaillée, Chine, Dynastie Sui (581-618)

Lot 161. Grand personnage en terre cuite émaillée, Chine, Dynastie Sui (581-618). Hauteur: 73 cm. (28 ¾ in.). Estimation: EUR 20,000 - EUR 30,000 (USD 23,627 - USD 35,440). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Il représente un soldat debout, les bras le long du corps. Il est vêtu d'un long manteau droit de couleur verte légèrement entrouvert. Il est chaussé de bottes et porte un casque de cuir qui lui couvre la nuque. Ses yeux sont exorbités lui donnant un air effrayant. Il porte une longue barbe. Certains détails de... [Lire la suite]
12 mars 2018

A green-glazed footed dish, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 8098. A green-glazed footed dish, Sui dynasty (581-618); 2 3/8in (31.3cm) diameter. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 2,400 - 4,100). © Bonhams 2001-2018 Potted with a flat slightly undulating floor, incised with three pairs of concentric circles and surrounded by a short, flared wall, all supported on a hollow, splayed foot with a chamfered foot rim, the exterior surfaces covered with a olive-green glaze, the interior of the foot unglazed, revealing the buff-colored body. Note: For a similar example see... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2018

Buddhist treasures from the Jingyatang Collection to be offered at Sotheby's

Buddhist treasures from the Jingyatang Collection. Photo: Sotheby's  NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present four stone sculptures from the esteemed Asian private collection, Jingyatang. Exemplary works of art from the Northern Wei through to the Sui Dynasties beautifully illustrate the diverse aesthetics of Buddhist sculpture in China. Jingyatang: Treasures of Buddhist Sculpture will be on view in Sotheby's New York headquarters from 15 March, alongside over 1,300 other works of art, before it is offered at auction on... [Lire la suite]