04 mars 2019

An inscribed huanghuashi stele of a Daoist figure, Sui dynasty, dated 10th year of the kaihuang period, corresponding to 590

Lot 138. An inscribed huanghuashi stele of a Daoist figure, Sui dynasty, dated 10th year of the kaihuang period, corresponding to 590. Height 7 3/8  in., 18.7 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved seated cross-legged with a tripod armrest encircling the front half of the torso, wearing a small scholar's cap, the face with a pointed beard and eyes closed in meditation, the stocky body clothed in an interior garment crossed over the chest, with an outer robe... [Lire la suite]

31 janvier 2018

A rare green-glazed stoneware lamp, Sui dynasty, 6th century

Lot 311. A rare green-glazed stoneware lamp, Sui dynasty, 6th century; height 8 1/4 in., 21 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 68,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's 2010. supported on a wide shallow tray, the kneeling figure resting on a circular plinth, applied with a ring of pendent lotus petals, gripping the rim of the holder in his hand, supporting a cylindrical nozzle with four cylindrical grooves, the glassy crackled glaze of translucent olive-green color and variable thickness. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
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07 décembre 2016

Auctionata / Paddle8 offers rare fasting Buddha sculpture

Lot 7.  Rare Schist Figure of Fasting Buddha, Ancient region of Gandhara, 2nd-4th century. Estimate: €480,000 - €600,000. Photo Auctionata AG NEW YORK, NY.- Auctionata, the leading online auction house, presents its Asian Art Day on December 16, 2016, featuring extremely rare and exceptional works of Asian Art via livestream auctions on www.auctionata.com. In a three-part auction series, rare sculptures, fine porcelain and exquisite paintings will be offered to bidders worldwide. ... [Lire la suite]
24 novembre 2016

From the Lands of Asia: A world premiere at Pointe-à-Callière

MONTREAL.- In a world premiere, From the Lands of Asia. The Sam and Myrna Myers Collection is being featured at Pointe-à-Callière, the Montréal Archaeology and History Complex from November 17, 2016 to March 19, 2017. Some 450 exceptional objects offer an uncommon perspective of the vast sweep of East Asian history.  Part of a larger collection of some 5,000 works of Asian art, including one of the world’s most extensive private collections of ancient jade, the exhibition also includes a selection of pieces from... [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]
02 octobre 2016

A silvery bronze mirror, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 1149. A silvery bronze mirror, Sui dynasty (581-618). Price Realised USD 37,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2013 The back has a central knob encircled by narrow petal and stamen borders surrounded by six floral roundels separated by foliate arabesques within narrow dogtooth borders and an outer inscription encircled by further decorative borders. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) diam. Provenance: Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954) Collection.The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned in... [Lire la suite]

27 septembre 2016

‘Art in a Time of Chaos’ at China Institute Gallery, New York

Head of a Bodhisattva. Northern Qi dynasty (550–577). Sandstone; H. 12 1/2 in. Courtesy Collection of the Shanxi museum. NEW-YORK - The China Institute Gallery in New York will be hosting an exhibition titled “Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China, 3rd-6th Centuries” that will be on view from September 30, 2016, through March 19, 2017. Over the past two decades, archaeological excavations have discovered magnificent works of art, created during this chaotic period of nearly 400 years of political... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2016

A white-glazed guardian figure, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 2. A white-glazed guardian figure, Sui dynasty (581-618); 14 in. (35.5 cm.) high. Estimate: HKD 50,000 - HKD 100,000. Price realised HKD 62,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The underside of the base is unglazed revealing the buff ware, box Provenance: Acquired in Taipei on 8 January 1990 Property from the Dexinshuwu Collection. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
17 septembre 2016

A white-glazed figure of a camel, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 1. A white-glazed figure of a camel, Sui dynasty (581-618); 18 1/2 in (47 cm.) high. Estimate: HKD 70,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 112,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The base is unglazed revealing the buff ware, box Provenance: Acquired in Taipei on 8 January 1990 Property from the Dexinshuwu Collection. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
12 septembre 2016

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

Lot 155. A rare inscribed gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Sui dynasty (581-618). Estimate 150,000 — 200,000. Photo: Sotheby's. the seated deity cast atop a stepped faceted lotus throne with both legs pendent and resting on a waisted lotus support centered by a cintamani, the right hand raised and holding a pearl, the other resting on the knee, wearing loosely draped robes secured at the chest, the face cast with a pensive expression below the high chignon... [Lire la suite]