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]

21 mars 2017

A gilt copper alloy figure of Vanaratna, Tibet, circa 1468

Lot 3268. A gilt copper alloy figure of Vanaratna, Tibet, circa 1468. Estimate USD 120,000 ~ 160,000. Sold for US$ 295,500 (€273,560). century. Photo: Bonhams. Inscription translated, 'One is freed of all prejudice if reality dawns, and so the master known to be free of prejudice should be resorted to with devotion. As a memorial to the mahapandita and a meditation object for Lochen, this was commissioned by the great attendant Dripa Gelong and made by the artist Rokpa Tsapa Namka... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A gilt copper alloy figure of the Fifth Karmapa, Deshin Shekpa, Tibet, 15th-16th century

Lot 3243. A gilt copper alloy figure of the Fifth Karmapa, Deshin Shekpa, Tibet, 15th-16th century. Estimate USD 150,000 ~ 200,000. Sold for US$ 343,500 (€317,996). Photo: Bonhams. Inscription translated, 'I prostrate at the feet of Lord Deshin Shekpa'. 7 1/8 in. (18 cm) highHimalayan Art Resources item no.2265 Note: The 14th century witnessed the fall of the Yuan (1271-1368) and the rise of the Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Seeing the spiritual and political merits of forming alliances with... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A gilt copper alloy figure of Jigten Sumgon Rinchen Pel, Tibet, 13th century

Lot 3236. A gilt copper alloy figure of Jigten Sumgon Rinchen Pel, Tibet, 13th century. Estimate USD 250,000 ~ 350,000. Sold for US$ 463,500 (€429,087). Photo: Bonhams. 9 1/8 in. (23.3 cm) high Himalayan Art Resources item no.2270  Note: The casting is flawless. Simple, yet elegant and powerful, a young man, with his head held high, surveys his immediate environs. He was given the name Jigten Sumgon Rinchen Pel (1143-1217), 'Precious One, The Protector of the Three Worlds', and his Drigung... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

A group of six Sakya Lamdre Lineage Masters, Tibet, circa 15th century

Lot 3262. A group of six Sakya Lamdre Lineage Masters, Tibet, circa 15th century. Estimate USD 200,000 ~ 300,000. Sold for US$ 727,500 (€673,486). Photo: Bonhams. Each sealed with gilded baseplates and inscribed with identifying monikers; comprised, from left to right, Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, Shangton Chobar, Seton Kunrig, Dragpugpa Sonampel, Pelden Tsultrim, and Buddhashri. 5 1/4 in. (13.5 cm) high, the largestHimalayan Art Resources item nos.2120-5 Note: Purchased on different occasions, the... [Lire la suite]