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]

28 novembre 2020

Carved limestone from ancient Chinese caves could reach $60,000 in Heritage Asian Art Auction

  DALLAS, TX.- A beautiful carved limestone figure from a wall fragment in the Longmen Caves in Henan province could bring $60,000 or more in Heritage Auctions' Fine & Decorative Asian Art Auction Dec. 11."We are proudly presenting a variety of fine and decorative Asian works of art, including snuff bottles, jade carvings, fine dynastic ceramics, important paintings and calligraphy etc.," Heritage Auctions Asian Art Consignment Director Moyun Niu said. "This auction also features a group of scholar's objects, from... [Lire la suite]
25 novembre 2020

Christie's to offer a selection of over 200 works from private European and Asian collections

PARIS.- On December 10th, the Asian Art department of Christie’s France will offer a selection of over 200 works from private European and Asian collections, covering more than 3,000 years of Asian art. All the richness of Asian art and the different mediums in which it unfolds will highlighted, with the sale offering important works of Buddhist art, Samurai art, but also Japanese screens, ancient ceramics, porcelain from the Ming and Qing dynasties, jade sculptures, cloisonné enamels, huanghuali furniture, textiles and... [Lire la suite]
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19 septembre 2020

The Collection of James and Marilynn Alsdorf Goes up for Auction in New York

James and Marilynn Alsdorf, pictured in Miami in 1950. Photograph courtesy of the consignor For renowned Chicago collectors and philanthropists James and Marilynn Alsdorf, collecting art represented a unique opportunity for exploration, adventure, and the pursuit of beauty. ‘We looked for objects,’ Marilynn said, ‘to delight our eyes and our souls.’ Over the course of their four-decade marriage, the couple assembled a remarkable collection of artworks and objects spanning all eras and areas of the world. ‘The Alsdorf Collection is... [Lire la suite]
03 juin 2019

Vajrapani, Chine, Royaume de Dali (Yunnan), c. 13° siècle

Lot 96. Vajrapani, Chine, Royaume de Dali (Yunnan), c. 13° siècle. Alliage cuivreux laqué. H 20 cm. Estimation: €4,000 - €6,000. Adjugé €215 000. Courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr. Bien que la main droite levée et ayant autrefois tenu un attribut soit absente, le vajra dans la coiffure, le geste de la main gauche et les parures faites de serpent nous invitent à identifier ce dharmapala comme un aspect de Vajrapani. On notera la belle dynamique de l'attitude de la divinité et également du personnage qu'elle... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2017

Carlo Cristi at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Silk samite with eagles holding grape in its beak. Silk, Central Asia, 7th-8th c., 52 3/4 x 53 1/2 in (134 x 13 cm) © Carlo Cristi Prajnaparamita, Tibet, 12th century. Paper, pigments, ink. 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 in (7x9 cm) © Carlo Cristi  Mahasiddha, Tibet, 16th-17th century. Loess, straw, pigments. Height: 12 in (30 cm). © Carlo Cristi  Vajrapani, Nepal, 7th-8th century. Copper, traces of gilt. Height: 4 3/4 in (12 cm). © Carlo Cristi Carlo Cristi... [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]
16 février 2014

Early Nepalese sculpture in focus at Bonhams Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art sale

NEW YORK, NY.- Bonhams Indian, Himalayan & Southeast Asian Art sale on March 17, part of Asia Week New York, will feature fine and early Nepalese figurative sculptures. Among the highlights is a gilt copper figure of Vajrapani, the Buddha’s protector and guide, from the early 10th century (est. $100,000-150,000). The fluid and joyous sculpture is especially notable for its dark brown patina, acquired through extensive ritual handling. An ethereal 10th/11th century gilt copper figure of the female manifestation of the divine, Devi,... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2010

Sculptures and Paintings Lead Christie's Sale of Indian and Southeast Asian Art

Highlights include a large and important gilt bronze figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 14th century. Estimate: $600,000-800,000. Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010. NEW YORK, NY.- On September 14th, The Christie's Asian Art Week will commence with the sale of Indian and Southeast Asian Art, offering over 200 selected works including exceptional bronzes, sculpture, and paintings from Gandhara, the Himalayas, India and Indonesia. The sale not only offers treasures at many different price levels, but also offers works that spans a wide... [Lire la suite]