16 juin 2020

A blue and white cup, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620)

Lot 568. A blue and white cup, Mark and period of Wanli (1573-1620); 6.3 cm, 2 1/2  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 125,000 HKD (14,244 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising to an everted rim, painted on the exterior a dragon chasing a flaming pearl, the base with a six-character mark in underglaze blue.  Provenance: Inoue Collection.Kyoto Bijutsu Club, 21st May 1918, lot 102. Sotheby's. CHINA / 5000 YEARS, Hong Kong, 05 June... [Lire la suite]

23 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze 'deer' paperweight, Ming dynasty

Lot 47. A gilt-bronze 'deer' paperweight, Ming dynasty; 5.5cm., 2 1/8 in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP (24,393 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's.  cast recumbent with legs tucked underneath the body and tail curled alongside its rear haunches, the horned head lifted above its front hooves, grasping a spray of lingzhi in its mouth, Japanese wood box. Note: odelled with gentle features and full rounded body, this figure is a rare example of bronze... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 24. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Tang dynasty (618-907); 7.6cm., 3in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 5,000 GBP (6,969 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. cast seated in lalitasana, the right arm bent upward and holding a lotus flower, the left hand resting upon the knee, below a mandorla set with a Buddha in dhyanasana, all supported on a domed base raised on a four-legged plinth, wood stand and Japanese wood box; together with a gilt-bronze figure of a... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907)

  Lot 24. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Sui-Tang dynasty (581-907); 9.5cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP (5,227 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. cast standing with left knee faintly bent and body twisting in elegant tribhanga, dressed in long skirts and draping scarves knotted intricately over the belly while leaving the torso bare, the left hand lowered grasping the long stems of lotus-bud and leaf, the right arm raised holding a flaming... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 23. A gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907); 9.7cm., 3 3/4 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,750 GBP (12,197 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. cast standing on a floral pedestal with swaying foliate extensions, the hands clasped together before the chest, dressed in long robes falling into neat pleats around the body, the face with a serene expression with hair piled up into an elaborate chignon, surmounted by a mandorla incised with a flame border,... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)

Lot 22. A gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577); 8cm., 3 1/8 in. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 GBP. Lot sold 9,375 GBP (13,068 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. cast standing with the waist bent slightly backwards, the left arm holding the ends of the long flowing robe, the face lowered with downcast eyes and a serene expression, all supported on a lotus pedestal, wood stand and Japanese wood box. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd., Tokyo. ... [Lire la suite]

22 avril 2020

A dated gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty, dated 495

Lot 21. A dated gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty, dated 495; 8cm., 3 1/8 in. Estimate 6,000 — 9,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP (26,136 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. cast seated in dhyanasana with arms folded in dhyanamudra, the robes falling into neat pleats, the face with a meditative expression and the hair piled up into a high chignon, all supported on a stepped plinth raised on four feet, the reverse with an inscription dated nineteenth year of Taihe... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2020

A dated gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty, dated 495

Lot 20. A dated gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty, dated 495; 11.4cm., 4 3/8 in.. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 25,000 GBP (34,847 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. cast standing with the right arm raised, wearing long robes falling into neat pleats, the face with a meditative expression with hair piled up into a high chignon, all before a leaf-shaped mandorla incised to the front with flame-like projections, the reverse with a Buddha seated in a... [Lire la suite]
22 avril 2020

A ‘Yungang’ sandstone head of a Bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 18. A ‘Yungang’ sandstone head of a Bodhisattva, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534); 7cm., 2 3/4 in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot sold 17,500 GBP (24,393 EUR). Photo courtesy Sotheby's. the face with a benevolent expression, detailed with downcast eyes, arched brows and a gentle smile, the hair swept up behind the pendulous ears into a high topknot, the granulated grey sandstone with a slight pinkish-buff patina, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo. Sotheby's.... [Lire la suite]
09 janvier 2018

A parcel-gilt silver shell-form box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 16. A parcel-gilt silver shell-form box and cover, Tang dynasty  (618-907); 4.2cm., 1 5/8 in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 21,250 GBP (29,620 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.  modelled in the form of a shell, the exterior engraved with birds in flight amongst scattered floral sprays and mountains, all reserved on a ring-punched ground, the hinged cover similarly decorated, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 3. Provenance: Mayuyama & Co. Ltd., Tokyo.  ... [Lire la suite]