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]
19 août 2016

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

Lot 1220. A silvery bronze circular mirror, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618). Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 10,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The central knob is encircled by six clouds and six muscular beasts amidst further clouds below a hachured band and an outer inscription band. There are areas of malachite and ferrous encrustation. 7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) diam.), Japanese wood box Provenance: Acquired in Tokyo, 6 June 1985. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 16 September... [Lire la suite]
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07 juillet 2016

The Ashmolean Museum's Greenwares Collection (part 1)

Greenwares from the Yue Kilns in Zhejiang Province High-fired green-glazed ceramics were first made in east China more than 3,000 years ago. The earliest pieces imitated the shapes and decoration of bronze ritual vessels. Later wares were made for daily use and for burial in tombs. Many burial wares were ceramic models that showed aspects of daily life, such as cooking stoves or domestic animals. From about AD 300 onwards, the Yue kilns began producing inkstones and waterdroppers for calligraphers. In the Tang dynasty (AD 618-906)... [Lire la suite]
13 avril 2016

A finely carved double-Bodhisattva marble stele, Sui dynasty (581-618) , dated 608

Lot 2911. A finely carved double-Bodhisattva marble stele, Sui dynasty (581-618) , dated 608. Estimate 350,000 — 450,000 HKD (39,524 - 50,817 EUR). Lot sold 437,500 HKD (49,406 EUR). Photo Sotheby's 2016. depicting two Bodhisattvas portrayed mirror-image, each standing on a lotus base holding a ritual implement in a pendent hand and clutching a lotus bud or representation of a Buddhist jewel in the other, dressed in a tall foliate crown and robes... [Lire la suite]

26 mars 2016

An extremely rare large limestone head of a bodhisattva, Sui dynasty

Lot 2871, An extremely rare large limestone head of a bodhisattva, Sui dynasty. Estimate 3,500,000 — 4,500,000 HKD (405,283 - 521,078 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the softly rounded face gracefully carved and framed by arched brows extending to a refined aquiline nose, eyes gently cast down above full cheeks and a delicately formed mouth, the gaze half closed in an expression of quiet contemplation, the elegantly coiffed hair in layers of looped sections with thick strands trailing... [Lire la suite]
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05 février 2016

Stele with Buddha Sakyamuni and two bodhisattvas, Sui dynasty, 581 - 618 CE

Stele with Buddha Sakyamuni and two bodhisattvas, Sui dynasty, 581 - 618 CE. Henan Muscum, Zhengzhou, Henan Province. Stone, height 190 cm, width 100 cm. Henan Museum, Zhengzhou, Henan Province The seated figure of Buddha Sakyamuni is carved in smooth lines, which contrast with the elaborate halo framing his head. His unadorned long-sleeved robe falls in elaborate pleats over the simple plinth.Buddha is flanked by his two main disciples, Ananda and Kasyapa, which are depicted on a far smaller scale. The upper... [Lire la suite]
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18 janvier 2016

Oxcart, Sui dynasty, c. 580 - c. 650

Oxcart, Sui dynasty, c. 580 - c. 650, l 25.5cm × w 8.8cm × h 18.4cm. AK-RAK-1995-1. Gift of A.H. Hondius-Crone, Voorschoten, 31-Jan-1995. Rijksmusem, Amsterdam. In ancient China, oxcarts were vehicles used by wealthy people. Model carts found in tombs formed part of the representation of the deceased’s daily life. The horse is several centuries older and has a small, finely modelled head characteristic of the period. The blanket over the saddle shows that at the time the animal was represented, it did not... [Lire la suite]
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04 janvier 2016

A silvery bronze inscribed mirror, Sui dynasty

Lot 8086. A silvery bronze inscribed mirror, Sui dynasty. Sold for US$ 3,500 (€3,211). Photo Bonhams. Cast in high relief with a domical knob forming the carapace of a turtle inscribed within a square and surrounded by the animal symbols of the four directions: the Azure Dragon of the East, the Red Bird of the South, the White Tiger of the West and the Black Tortoise of the North enveloped by a snake; the animal-filled roundel in turn surrounded by the thirty-two character inscription beginning with Xian shan bing... [Lire la suite]
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