21 août 2021

Top Five of Buddhist Art Online including a Private Hong Kong Collection of Gandharan Sculpture at Bonhams,2021

Lot 16. A schist head of a bodhisattva, Ancient region of Gandhara, 3rd-4th century; 25 cm (9 7/8 in.) high. Sold for HK$502,500. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The sculpture portrays a noble Buddhist bodhisattva with an air of quiet authority. His heavy-lidded eyes, aquiline nose, high cheekbones, and strong chin are finished with a fine polish. His broad, crisp moustache draws our gaze to the leonine earrings on either side. His wavy locks arranged into a tall bun like a blazing fire, secured by two beaded circlets. The larger... [Lire la suite]

12 juillet 2021

A rare partial gilt-copper lama crown, Tibet, 16th century

Lot 5046. A rare partial gilt-copper lama crown, Tibet, 16th century; 28.5 cm. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD. Lot sold: 30,240 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
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21 avril 2021

A gilt copper alloy figure of Bhaishajyaguru, Tibet, 15th century

Lot 22. A gilt copper alloy figure of Bhaishajyaguru, Tibet, 15th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.16980. 27 cm (10 5/8 in.) high. Est: HK$ 2,000,000 - HK$ 3,000,000. Sold for HK$ 2,502,500 (€ 267,504). © Bonhams 2001-2021. Skillfully modelled and thickly gilded, this impressive bronze depicts Bhaishajyaguru, the Medicine Buddha, who is worshipped in Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism to overcome physical, mental, and spiritual sickness, and to purify karmic debt. In line with classic iconographical... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2021

A gilt copper alloy figure of Tara, Tibet, Densatil style, circa 14th century

Lot 12. A gilt copper alloy figure of Tara, Tibet, Densatil style, circa 14th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.68457. 17 cm (6 3/4 in.) high. Est: HK$ 3,200,000 - HK$ 4,500,000. Sold for HK$ 4,002,500 (€ 427,846). © Bonhams 2001-2021. Published: David Weldon and Jane Casey Singer, The Sculptural Heritage of Tibet: Buddhist Art in the Nyingjei Lam Collection, London, 1999, pp.110-1, pl.22. Exhibited: The Sculptural Heritage of Tibet: Buddhist Art in... [Lire la suite]
31 janvier 2021

An important gilt bronze figure of Padmapani, Tibet, ca. 13th century

Lot 103. An important gilt bronze figure of Padmapani, Tibet, ca. 13th century; H. 54,2 cm. Estimate: € 40.000- € 60.000. Result: € 65.000. Courtesy Nagel.  Property from the collection of Prof. Dr med., Dr phil. Hermann Schroeder (1902-1991), bought in France in the early 1970's. Fine Asian Art Stuttgart - Part I by Nagel Auction, December 8, 2020
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01 juillet 2020

A large gilt-bronze and repoussé figure of a dragon, Tibet, 17th century

Lot 6020. A large gilt-bronze and repoussé figure of a dragon, Tibet, 17th century; 108 cm, 42½ in. Estimate: 180,000 - 250,000 HKD. Lot sold 300,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Note: This magnificent gilt repoussé dragon would probably have originally flanked an elaborate altar in a temple. Similar dragons in the Potala Palace, Lhasa, are illustrated in Ulrich von Schroeder, Buddhist Sculptures in Tibet, Hong Kong, 2001, vol. II, pl. 195D. Sotheby's. A Selection of... [Lire la suite]
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01 juillet 2020

A large gilt-bronze figure of Vairocana, Tibet, the figure circa 1900, the stand circa 1400

Lot 6071. A large gilt-bronze figure of Vairocana, Tibet, the figure circa 1900, the stand circa 1400; 56.5 cm, 22¼ in. overall. Estimate: 150,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold 325,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. A Selection of Buddhist Art from the Collection of Cheng Huan, Hong Kong, 30 June 2020
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20 juin 2020

A copper-alloy Pala style figure of Bodhisattva, Tibet, ca. 18th century

Lot 20. A copper-alloy Pala style figure of Bodhisattva, Tibet, ca. 18th century; 16,2 cm, 6⅜ in. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 EUR. Lot sold 6,875 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. assise en lalitasana sur un double socle lotiforme, la main droite tenant des tiges de fleurs de lotus s'épanouissant près de l'épaule, vêtue d'un fin dhoti et le corps richement paré de bijoux, coiffée d'une couronne à trois fleurons encadrant un chignon orné d'un joyau, non scellée. Sotheby's. Arts... [Lire la suite]
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05 juin 2020

Mahakala, Tibet, ca 14° siècle

Lot 177. Mahakala, Tibet, ca 14° siècle. Pierre noire. H. 7 cm. Estimate: €15,000 - €18,000. © Cornette de Saint Cyr le dieu est représenté de manière classique accroupi sur un corps étendu, adossé à un halo flammé. De son cou pend une guirlande de têtes coupées, il tient dans ses mains le kapala et le kartrika. Provenance: - Ancienne collection privée de Lionel Fournier (acquis dans les années 1970-1980)- Vente de la collection chez Christie’s Paris le 12 décembre 2018 Cornette de Saint-Cyr. ART... [Lire la suite]
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30 mai 2020

A rare gilt and polychrome zitan figure of Shri Devi, Tibet, 16th – 17th century

Lot 5091. A rare gilt and polychrome zitan figure of Shri Devi, Tibet, 16th – 17th century; 16.7 cm, 6 1/2  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Sold for 62,500 HKD (7,395 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the deity seated on a mule with a saddle made of human skin within a flaming mandorla atop a sea of blood on a mountainous base, depicted with a ferocious expression and a third eye surmounted by flaming hair secured by a skull diadem, her left hand holding a skull cup... [Lire la suite]
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