16 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Mahakala Shadbhuja, Tibeto-Chinese, circa 19th century

Lot 89. A gilt-bronze figure of Mahakala Shadbhuja, Tibeto-Chinese, circa 19th century; 21.3 (8 3/8in) high. Estimate £ 5,000-7,000. Sold for £ 33,750 (€ 38,622). © Bonhams. The six-armed deity standing on two prostrate elephant-headed figures over a lotus base, surrounded by the orange pristine awareness fire, the main hands holding the wish-fulfilling jewel and a skull cup filled with jewels, dressed in a dhoti and adorned with various jewellery and streaming ribbons, the face surmounted by a five-jewelled tiara,... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2020

A rare silver figure of Naro Dakini, Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century

Lot 83. A rare silver figure of Naro Dakini, Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century; 20cm (7 7/8in) overall height. Estimate £ 10,000-12,000. Sold for £ 25,000 (€ 28,609). © Bonhams. The deity striding in alidhasana on a gilt bronze base cast with two prostrate human figures and sealed with a double vajra, holding a curved knife in her outstretched right hand and a skull cup in the left, clad in various beaded jewellery and a garland of skulls about her neck, her wrathful face with three eyes surmounted by a foliate tiara of... [Lire la suite]
04 juin 2018

A gilt bronze of Ananda, Tibeto-chinese, ca. 16th century

Lot 123. A gilt bronze of Ananda, Tibeto-chinese, ca. 16th century. Height 24.5 cm. Sealed. Estimate CHF 30 000 / 50 000 (€ 25 000 / 41 670). Sold for CHF 42 500. Courtesy Koller.  Koller. Asian Art: Himalaya, China - Wednesday 06 June 2018 10.00 AM
19 décembre 2017

Asia Week New York announces stellar gallery line-up for 2018

Green Tara, Gilt copper alloy, China, Tibeto-Chinese, Yuan, 14th century. Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Robert R. Biglar. NEW YORK, NY.- The Asia Week New York Association announces that 45 international galleries and 5 auction houses: Bonhams, Christie's, Doyle, iGavel, and Sotheby's will participate in Asia Week New York 2018, the ten-day celebration of Asian art and culture that spans the metropolitan region from March 15 through 24, 2018. "We are delighted to announce the 2018 roster of international galleries," says... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2016

A Tibeto-Chinese gilt-bronze figure of White Tara, 18-19th century

Lot 19. A Tibeto-Chinese gilt-bronze figure of White Tara, 18-19th century. Estimate 12,000 - $15,000. Price Realized incl. BP:$47,120. Photo Mosgreen. gracefully seated on a lotus throne with the fight leg pendant, holding the "blue lotus", wearing turquoise jewellery, the base sealed, with a visvavajra. Glass fronted fitted case. 21.8cm high. Provenance: Bill & Eileen Cammack Collection, purchased in the 1980's (by repute) Note: For a similar gilt bronze figure of white tara see... [Lire la suite]
14 septembre 2016

A gilt-bronze figure depicting Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, Dalai Lama V, Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century

Lot 161. A gilt-bronze figure depicting Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, Dalai Lama V, Tibeto-Chinese, 18th century. Estimate 80,000 — 100,000 USD. Lot sold 1,510,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. seated in vajraparyankasana on a square embroidered cushion, the right hand raised in vitarka mudra or the gesture of religious exposition, the left hand in the lap, wearing richly embroidered inner and outer robes with triple gem, dragon and foliate motifs, with four-line inscription... [Lire la suite]

22 avril 2016

A fine gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Vajrapani, Tibeto-Chinese, 15th century

Lot 5. A fine gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Vajrapani, Tibeto-Chinese, 15th century. Estimate 6 000/10 000 €. Photo Nagel standing in alidhasana on a separate cast lotus base, his right hand brandishing the vajra while the left shows tarjanimudra, wearing skirt, scarf floating around his shoulders with its streamers encircling the arms and its ends partly curling up, bejewelled, his face displaying a wrathful expression with protruding eyes below bushy eyebrows, beard and his hair combed in a chignon secured with a... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2015

Dr. Robert R. Bigler, 'Before Yongle: Chinese and Tibeto-Chinese Buddhist Sculpture of the 13th and 14th Centuries' at Asia Week

Vajravarahi. Tibeto-Chinese, Yuan, 14th century. Gilt copper alloy. Height: 6 3/16 inches (15.7 cm). Dr. Robert R. Bigler at Asia Week New York 2015  Textile fragment, silk and gold thread lampas weave. Tibeto-Chinese, Yuan, late 13th century. 28.35 x 16.54 inches (72 x 42 cm). Dr. Robert R. Bigler at Asia Week New York 2015 Buddha Shakyamuni. Nepalo-Chinese, Yuan, late 13th-early 14th century. Gilt copper alloy. Height: 6.89 inches (17.5 cm). Dr. Robert R. Bigler at Asia Week New... [Lire la suite]
11 avril 2014

Imperial items and extraordinary Buddhist sculptures at Koller Zurich, 6th/7th May 2014

ZURICH - For its Asian Art Auctions from 6th to 7th May 2014, Koller Auctions is focusing on the Chinese market. An exclusive selection of Buddhist figures and several treasures from the Forbidden City are sure to generate interest. China - HimalayaFine Chinese art from European private collections is particularly coveted by Chinese collectors.Over the past 20 years, the value of flawless objects has increased substantially. Therefore, many Europeans are putting their collections up for sale once again. From a Swiss private... [Lire la suite]
27 novembre 2013

Dr. Robert R. Bigler at Asia Week in New York. A Celebration of Asian Art. MARCH 14–22, 2014

A gilt bronze image of a bodhisattva. Tibeto-Chinese, Ming Dynasty, 15th Century. Height: 5.25 inches (13.3 cm).. Photo courtesy Dr. Robert R. Bigler Phurbu. China/Yunnan, Dali Kingdom, circa 12th Century. Copper alloy with remains of lacquer gilding. Length: 7.5 inches (19.1 cm). Photo courtesy Dr. Robert R. Bigler   Vaishravana (Duowentian). Tibeto-Chinese, Yuan, circa 14th Century. Copper alloy. Height: 10.2 inches (26 cm).. Photo courtesy Dr. Robert R. Bigler Dr. Robert R.... [Lire la suite]