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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30 mai 2020

A rare gilt-inscribed and lacquered zitan figure of Amitabha Buddha, Tibet, 17th century

Lot 5051. A rare gilt-inscribed and lacquered zitan figure of Amitabha Buddha, Tibet, 17th century; 28.4 cm, 11 1/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Sold for 68,750 HKD (8,135 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. carved seated in the form of Amitabha seated in vajraparyankasana on a beaded-edged lotus base with the hands held in dhyanamudra at the lap probably to hold the kalasha, rendered clothed in garment draped over the left shoulder and revealing the... [Lire la suite]

30 mai 2020

A gilt-lacquered zitan figure of Avalokiteshvara, Tibet, 16th century

Lot 5121. A gilt-lacquered zitan figure of Avalokiteshvara, Tibet, 16th century; 27.7 cm, 10 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Sold for 75,000 HKD (8,874 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the slender bodhisattva finely carved standing in an elegant posture in tribhanga atop a double-lotus pedestal, the right hand raised in abhaya mudra and the left hand lowered each holding the stem of the lotus blossoming at his shoulder, adorned with long flowing... [Lire la suite]
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29 mai 2020

A gilt-lacquered zitan figure of Tsongkhapa, Tibet, 16th–17th century

Lot 5012. A gilt-lacquered zitan figure of Tsongkhapa, Tibet, 16th–17th century; 35.4 cm, 13 7/8  in. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 HKD. Sold for 87,500 HKD (10,353 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. heavily carved seated on a double-lotus base with the hands held in dharmachakra mudra, wearing a voluminous robe wrapped across one shoulder with brocade borders rendered in gilt-lacquer against the dark brown ground, the gilt-lacquered face crowned with a peaked hat. ... [Lire la suite]
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29 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Manibhadra, Tibet, 18th century

Lot 202. A gilt-bronze figure of Manibhadra, Tibet, 18th century; 19cm., 7 1/2 in. Estimate GBP 4,000 — 6,000. Lot sold 16,250 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. cast seated on a galloping donkey, the right hand held to the chest the left hand raised and holding a conch shell, wearing robes, a billowing scarf and a five leaf diadem, on a later matched lotus base Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 13 may 2015
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26 avril 2020

A large gilt-bronze figure of a lama, Tibet, 18th-19th century

Lot 42. A large gilt-bronze figure of a lama, Tibet, 18th-19th century; 38.5cm (15 1/8in) high. Estimate HK$ 150,000-200,000. Sold for HK$ 275,000 (€ 32,853). Photo: Bonhams. Seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base with one hand raised in vitarka mudra and the other placed on his lap, wearing long flowing pleated robes, detailed with incised floral scrolls at the hems, the cold-gilt face with a strict expression. Provenance: A European private collection. Note: The Qing emperors and... [Lire la suite]
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