07 septembre 2023

McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College presents 'Gateway to Himalayan Art'

"Mandala of Chakrasamvara"; Tibet; 14th–15th century; pigments on cloth. Rubin Museum of Art, gift of Shelley and Donald Rubin; C2006.66.138 (HAR 97). CHESTNUT HILL, MA.- The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College presents Gateway to Himalayan Art, a traveling exhibition organized by the Rubin Museum of Art that introduces the main forms, concepts, meanings, and traditions of Himalayan art and cultures. The exhibition features 101 objects from the Rubin Museum’s collection as well as multimedia elements—audio,... [Lire la suite]

17 mars 2023

Asia Week New York opens with an abundance of treasures and stories to tell

NEW YORK, NY.- When twenty-six international galleries and six auction houses–Bonhams, Christie's, Doyle, Heritage, iGavel, and Sotheby’s– open their doors for the 2023 edition of Asia Week New York, from March 16th through 24th , an abundance of eye-alluring treasures are certain to entice the wide swath of collectors, curators, and connoisseurs who, over the past fourteen years, mark this exciting occasion as a must-attend event on their collective calendars.Says Dessa Goddard, chairman of Asia Week New York, “We are... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2023

Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, 5th–6th century, Tibetan Empire, Yarlung Dynasty, Newar artist

 Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, 5th–6th century, Tibetan Empire, Yarlung Dynasty, Newar artist. Wood with polychrome paint, H. 85 cm (33.5 in.). C14 test range: 430–650 (95.4%). Courtesy TENZING ASIAN ART at TEFAF Maastrich 2023 Provenance: Jean-Henri Daridan, French ambassador to India or Nepal in the 1960s, and thence by descentChristie’s Paris, Art d’Asie, 11 June 2008 (sale no. 5521), lot 216Chino Roncoroni collection, Paris, acquired from the above. Literature: 2023. Published in Enduring... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2022

Spectacular Claude de Marteau Collection Part II sells for £2.5 million at Bonhams

Photo: Bonhams. LONDON.- The sale of the Part II of the Claude de Marteau Collection, held in Paris on 4 October 2022 at Bonhams Cornette de Saint Cyr demonstrated once again how rare and important this collection was, focusing on the finest Himalayan art and a series of spectacular Buddhist statues from the Ming and Qing dynasties in China. The 56-lot sale, representing a broad range of styles from the 14th to 19th centuries, achieved a total of more €2,5 million with 93% of lots sold.A spectacular gilt copper alloy... [Lire la suite]
16 novembre 2021

A finely embroidered satin panel of Amitayus, Tibet, 17th-18th century

Lot 330.  A finely embroidered satin panel of Amitayus, Tibet, 17th-18th century; 30 by 21.5 cm, 11¾ by 8¾ in. Lot sold: 10,080 GBP (Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's depicted seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, hands in dhyana mudra, a five-pointed crown with a jewel crests the top of the head and the downcast face framed by elongated ears and earrings, the bare chest adorned with necklaces and wrapped in flowing ribbons, the whole is... [Lire la suite]
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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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