21 octobre 2021

A magnificent and extremely rare large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Vairocana, Ming dynasty, 15th - 16th century

Lot 3651. A magnificent and extremely rare large gilt-lacquered bronze figure of Vairocana, Ming dynasty, 15th - 16th century; 85 by 72 by h. 122 cm. Lot sold: 18,325,000 HKD (Estimate: 15,000,000 - 20,000,000). ©  2021 Sotheby's impressively cast and rendered seated in dhyanasana with the hands held in uttarabodhi mudra before the chest, portrayed clad in loose robes draping over the shoulders and exposing the chest and dhoti tied around the waist, depicted with... [Lire la suite]

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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24 février 2019

A rare carved wood figure of Vairocana, Early Ming dynasty

Lot 259. A rare carved wood figure of Vairocana, Early Ming dynasty. Height 17 1/2  in., 44.4 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 137,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. portrayed seated in dhyanasana with hands in dharmachakramudra, dressed in shawl, scarves and a dhoti, an elaborate jeweled necklace adorning the chest, the face with serene expression, and the hair pulled up into a tall chignon behind the five-tier crown and falling in curled... [Lire la suite]
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16 décembre 2018

A gilt bronze figure of Vairocana, China, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Lot 239. A gilt bronze figure of Vairocana, China, Ming Dynasty, 16th century; h 50,5 cm. Estimate: €200,000 - €250,000 (US$226,661 - US$283,326). Courtesy Cambi Casa d'Aste. The majestic figure is superbly depicted as seated in vajrasana, the sole of each exposed foot engraved with falun, the Wheel of Transmigration. The full face with eyes downcast in serene contemplation, the hair arranged in rows of small whorls behind a highly elaborate five-leaf diadem, each leaf accommodating the... [Lire la suite]
26 novembre 2017

Imprints of Buddhas: the Buddhist Art in the National Palace Museum Collection

TAIPEI - Buddhism originated in India in the sixth century BCE and underwent more than 1,700 years of development on the subcontinent before the Muslim invasion of the late twelfth century. In the process, Buddhism evolved and its teachings became more and more systematic. With the support of Indian ruling houses and the efforts of Buddhist clergy, the religion spread to Central Asia, China, Tibet, Mongolia, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia. From China, the religion also spread further to the Korean Peninsula and Japan. Since... [Lire la suite]
14 mai 2017

A fine and large bronze figure of Vairocana, 16th century

Lot 112. A fine and large bronze figure of Vairocana, 16th century. Estimate £30,000 - 50,000. Sold for £37,500 (€44,332). Photo: Bonhams. The finely-cast deity seated in dhyanasana with the hands in uttrabhodi mudra, the eyes slightly downcast with a serene expression flanked by elongated earlobes suspending ornate earrings, all beneath blue-painted snailshell curls surrounded by a tall pierced tiara enclosing seated Buddhas and issuing ribbons falling over the shoulders, the elegantly flowing... [Lire la suite]
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08 décembre 2016

ARTS D’ASIE chez Sotheby's Paris, 15 décembre 2016

  Paris – Dernier rendez-vous de l’année chez Sotheby’s à Paris, la vente d’Arts d’Asie se tiendra le 15 décembre à la galerie Charpentier. La première session offrira une collection de pierres dures sculptées et jades archaïques chinois comprenant l’ancienne collection Max Loehr (1903 – 1988). L’après-midi, un remarquable ensemble de 114 lots provenant de diverses collections particulières européennes sera mis en vente. Cette session rassemble une belle sélection de bronzes chinois et tibétains. De rares exemples de jades... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2016

A bronze figure of Vairocana, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

Lot 1230. A bronze figure of Vairocana, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Estimate: USD 40,000 ~ 60,000. Price Realised USD 43,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The Primordial Buddha sits in dhyanasana with the hands clasped in a form of vajramudra. He is clad in voluminous robes with hems elegantly incised with a foliate pattern. The face is serene in expression and surmounted by a tiara with diminutive Buddha images. 16 ¼ in. (41.3 cm.) high. Notes: The present gilt-bronze figure... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2016

A bronze figure of Vairocana, Ming dynasty (1368–1644)

lot 1229. A bronze figure of Vairocana, Ming dynasty (1368–1644). Estimate: USD 20,000 ~ 30,000. Price Realised USD 8,125. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The Primordial Buddha is seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with his hands held before his chest in vajramudra. He is clad in heavy robes with a lozenge-shaped clasp at his left shoulder, and his benevolent face is surmounted by a tiara. 13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) high. Provenance: Private collection, Canada  ... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2015

Carlo Cristi, Latest Acquisitions at Asia Week New York 2015

Anthropomorphic Figure, Gangetic Valley, India, 1500 B.C. Copper, 17 inches. Carlo Cristi at Asia Week New York 2015 Vajrasattva. Tibet, 12th-13th century. Copper alloy. Height: 8 1/4 inches (21 cm). Carlo Cristi at Asia Week New York 2015  Vairocana. Distemper on cotton, West Tibet, 13th century. 24 1/4 x 32 1/4  inches (61,5 x 82 cm). Carlo Cristi at Asia Week New York 2015  Ratnasambhava. Copper alloy, West Tibet, 13th century.... [Lire la suite]