12 septembre 2019

A bronze figure of Water-Moon Avalokiteshvara, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 324. A bronze figure of Water-Moon Avalokiteshvara, Song dynasty (960-1279). Height 14 5/8  in., 37 cm. Estimate USD 300,000 — 500,000. Lot sold 375,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the divine figure beautifully cast in rajalilasana, supported by a tripod armrest beneath the proper left elbow, the opposite arm languidly extended and resting on the raised knee, the left leg pendent over the seat, the high, scrolled topknot encircled by a bejeweled diadem with streaming... [Lire la suite]

11 août 2019

A bronze figure of Zhenwu, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 1308. A bronze figure of Zhenwu, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 19¾ in. (50 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The 'Perfected Warrior' shown seated on a throne, his hands hidden within the full sleeves of his robes that are cast in high relief with four-clawed dragons pursuing flaming pearls amidst clouds on the front, sleeves and knees, with a snake and tortoise at the front of the throne and a small cloud-form incense holder at one corner. ... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2019

A bronze figure of Avalokiteśvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 145. A bronze figure of Avalokiteśvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 32.5cm., 12 7/8 in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. seated in dhyanasana, the left hand raised before the chest and the right arm lowered in varadamudra, each hand holding the end of a leafy lotus stalk rising to the shoulder supporting a vase and a bird, wearing a shawl and dhoti opening at the chest to reveal a beaded necklace, the borders incised... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2019

Early Picture of a Dog on a Lead From the collection of Desmond Morris offered at Bonhams

Lot 2. A large Persian pottery bowl, Circa late 3rd-late 2nd Millennium B.C.; 18cm high, 23.5cm diam. Estimate £ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 22,000 - 34,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 One of the first known depictions of a dog on a lead is being offered at Bonhams' Antiquities Sale at New Bond Street on Wednesday 3 July. It is painted on one of three panels of a large Persian pottery jar dated circa late 3rd to late 2nd century BC, and shows a hunter with a bow and arrow holding a curly-tailed... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2019

A pair of bronze figures of Bodhisattva, China, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 46. A pair of bronze figures of Bodhisattva, China, Ming dynasty, 16th century. H. : 28 et 28,5 cm (11 ½ in.) Estimation : 12 000 € / 18 000 €. Courtesy Artcurial. Assis en bhadrasana, l'un, sur une chimère couchée, l'autre, sur un éléphant, reposants sur une base lotiforme, parés de bijoux, vêtus d'une robe aux bordures ciselées de motifs floraux, les mains en vitarkamudra tenant un rouleau pour l'un et ruyi pour l'autre, le visage légèrement souriant, les cheveux coiffés en chignon, le front ceint d'un... [Lire la suite]
08 juin 2019

A bronze figure of Bodhisattva, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 123. A bronze figure of Bodhisattva, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century. H. : 33 cm (13 in.) Estimation : 8 000 € / 12 000 €. Courtesy Artcurial. Représenté assis en padmasana sur une double base lotiforme, vêtu d'un dhoti, un châle sur les épaules retombant en volutes sur les bras et la base, paré de bijoux, la main droite en varadamudra, la main gauche en vitarkamudra, tenant des tiges de lotus remontant le long des épaules et supportant une verseuse et un oiseau, le visage serein, les cheveux coiffés... [Lire la suite]

11 décembre 2018

A bronze figure of Zhenwu, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 106. A bronze figure of Zhenwu, Ming dynasty, 16th century. H. : 42 cm (16 1/2 in.). Estimation 3 000 - 4 000 €. Vendu 8 450 €. © Artcurial La divinité taoïste est représentée assise, dans une attitude frontale, la main droite posée sur le genou, l'autre tenant sa ceinture, le visage serein, yeux mi-clos, les longs cheveux en arrière retombant dans le dos, vêtu d'une armure au plastron orné de pointes et de dragons en relief, des médaillons à décor de dragons sur les genoux ; manques. ... [Lire la suite]
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05 octobre 2018

A rare bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Dali kingdom, 12th century

Lot 3686. A rare bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Dali kingdom, 12th century; 28.6 cm, 11 1/4  in. Estimate: 3,000,000-5,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,720,000 HKD (474,523 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. cast seated on a shaped base with a band of pendent lotus petals below a frieze of studs, the figure depicted with the right hand raised and the left resting on the knee in bhumishparsha mudra, rendered draped over the left shoulder with loose garment, revealing the right shoulder and arm,... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2018

Two bronze figures of deities, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1475. Two bronze figures of Zhenwu and Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height of taller 13 5/8 in., 34.6 cm. Estimate: 8,000-12,000 USD. Sold Price: 7,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. comprising a seated figure of Zhenwu dressed in a 'dragon' robe, the embroidery of the robe cast in high relief, a turtle and snake by the proper left foot, traces of gilt and polychrome; and a seated figure of Guanyin holding a moon disc in the left hand and wearing an elaborate robe and diadem, secured to a wood base... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2018

A rare large dated bronze figure of seated Budai, Ming dynasty, dated by inscription to the third year of the Xuande period

Lot 1134. A rare large dated bronze figure of seated Budai, Ming dynasty, dated by inscription to the third year of the Xuande period, corresponding to 1428, and of the period; 19 in. (48.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The smiling, corpulent figure is seated in rajalalilasana holding a sack in his left hand and prayer beads in his right. He is dressed in loose robes with chest, stomach and left shoulder exposed. ... [Lire la suite]