25 janvier 2018

Renaud Montméat Art d'Asie at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 18d

Buddha, Northern Thailand, 16th-17th century. Bronze. H 55 cm. © Renaud Montméat Art d'Asie Provenance: French collection Musicians and garland bearers. Part of a frieze in grey schist, Pakistan, ancient region of Gandhara, circa 2nd century. H 13 x W 49 cm. Art Loss Register certificate. © Renaud Montméat Art d'Asie Provenance: European collection since the 1980s. Chakrasamvara, Tibet, 14th-15th century. Distemper on cloth, 87 x 72 cm. © Renaud... [Lire la suite]

17 janvier 2018

Sotheby's to offer the Richard R. & Magdalena Ernst Collection of Himalayan Art

A Mandala Depicting Kalachakra And Vishvamata. Tibet, first half 16th Century, 54.6 x 49.5 cm. Estimate $700/900,000. Courtesy Sotheby’s. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s will present The Richard R. & Magdalena Ernst Collection of Himalayan Art. An unrivalled compilation of painting and sculpture, the collection of art from the Himalayas, ranging from the 12th through the 18th centuries, is one of the most significant to come to auction. With highlights now on view in a special exhibition at Sotheby's Zurich office, the full... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2018

Indian Jewelry at Susan Ollemans

Basra Pearl Nosering, North India, 19th century. Pearls and Gold. Price On Request © Susan Ollemans A Ruby And Diamond Ring, South India, 19th century. Gold, Ruby and Diamond. Price On Request © Susan Ollemans   A Gilt-Bronze Ear Piece, Tibet or Nepal, 19th century. Gilt-Bronze. Length: 18.5cm. Price On Request © Susan Ollemans A Gold Diamond And Ruby Pendant, North India, 20th century. Gold, Ruby and Diamond. Length: 6 cm. Price On Request © Susan Ollemans Susan Ollemans started her business in 1979 and has traded... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2017

Kurkihar Buddha leads Bonhams Images of Devotion Sale in Hong Kong

Lot 16. The Sonnery Kurkihar Buddha, copper alloy with silver and copper inlay, Kurkihar, Pala period, 11th century. Himalayan Art Resources item no.2449, 39 cm (15 3/8 in.) high. Estimate HK$ 8,000,000 - 12,000,000 (€850,000 - 1,300,000). Sold for HK$ 21,900,000 (€2,380,253). Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- The standing 11th century Crowned Kurkihar Buddha, a canonical image in Buddhist art, from Collection FKH, USA, reached the highest auction price at HK$21,900,000 (US$2,329,600) after a... [Lire la suite]
11 septembre 2017

'The Immutable One'. Engraved and gilded sculpture leads Bonhams images of devotion sale

Lot 22. A gilt copper alloy figure of Akshobhya, Tibet, 15th century. Estimate HK$ 15,000,000 - 25,000,000 (€1,600,000 - 2,700,000). Photo: Bonhams. HONG KONG.- A Tibetan bronze featuring an exquisite robe adorned with both inset stones and incised patterns is the top lot at Bonhams Images of Devotion sale on Tuesday 3 October at Bonhams Hong Kong, Admiralty. Carrying an estimate of HK$15,000,000-25,000,000, this exceptionally rare sculpture is the only known of its kind.  The bronze depicts Akshobhya, the... [Lire la suite]
23 juin 2017

"113 Ors d'Asie" au Musée Guimet

113 Ors d'Asie : Affiche PARIS - Sur tout le continent asiatique, l’or tient une place centrale. Présent dans la symbolique bouddhique, le bouddhisme tantrique et, pour une moindre part, l’hindouisme et le jainisme, le lumineux métal ne pouvait que s’inscrire dans une exposition d’envergure. Pour cette occasion le musée national des arts asiatiques – Guimet a choisi d’interroger ses propres collections, dont certaines, ressorties des réserves, restaurées ou nouvellement acquises, viendront former un... [Lire la suite]

22 juin 2017

Statue de Vajrabhairava en bronze, Tibet, XVIIIème-XIXème siècle

Lot 34. Statue de Vajrabhairava en bronze, Tibet, XVIIIème-XIXème siècle. Estimate EUR 8,000 - EUR 12,000 (USD 8,970 - USD 13,455). Price realised EUR 278,500 (USD 310,992). © Christie's Images Ltd 2017 Il est représenté en pratyalidhasana sur des divinités placées sur une base lotiforme. Ses mains principales, tiennent lekarttrika et le kapala et enlacent sa parèdre. Son visage principal est celui d'un taureau. Ses visages sont dorés à froid et rehaussés de détails peints ;... [Lire la suite]
17 juin 2017

A yellow satin brocade dragon chuba, Tibet, 19th century

Lot 146. A yellow satin brocade dragon chuba, Tibet, 19th century. Length 148 cm. Estimate CHF 3 000 / 5 000 (€ 2 780 / 4 630).  Sold for CHF 6 500 (hammer price) © Koller Auctions Lined. Yellow slightly faded. Swiss private Collection, purchased 1991 from Altfield Gallery Hong Kong, thence by descent. Koller Auctions. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Tuesday 13 June 2017
16 juin 2017

Record prices for rare imperial Chinese artworks and Himalayan sculpture

Lot 185. A very important imperial bronze bell "Bozhong", China, Qianlong, dated 1761. With inscription by Emperor Qianlong. Estimate CHF 200,000 / 300,000 (€ 185 190/277 780). Sold for CHF 1 035 000 (hammer price). © Koller Zurich ZURICH.- The 13-14 June Asian Art auctions at Koller Zurich were enormously successful, with a string of top prices for Chinese & Himalayan art, particularly for three rare Chinese Imperial artworks from a private collection - which alone realized 2.64 million Swiss... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A gilt copper alloy figure of the second Dalai Lama, Gendun Gyatso Pelzangpo, Tibet, late 16th-17th century

Lot 3290. A gilt copper alloy figure of the second Dalai Lama, Gendun Gyatso Pelzangpo, Tibet, late 16th-17th century. Estimate USD 100,000 ~ 150,000. Sold for US$ 199,500 (€184,688). Photo: Bonhams. Inscription (on book held in hand) translated: 'Here lie the Father and Son teachings of the Kadam'. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm) highHimalayan Art Resources item no.2280 Note: There can be no mistaking his likeness to the stout, broad featured, smiling figure within the Museum Rietberg, identified by inscription as the... [Lire la suite]