14 septembre 2017

A rare bronze figure of a buffalo, Western Zhou dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC)

Lot 72. A rare bronze figure of a buffalo, Western Zhou dynasty (circa 1046-771 BC). Length 10 3/8  in., 26.4 cm. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000. Lot sold 732,500 USD. © Sotheby's. the stocky animal cast standing four square with its head turned to the right, the body with a pattern of recessed F-shaped motifs, with spirals to the hind and forelegs, the short tail curled over the near flank, the head with its mouth open, with two long grooved horns and a diamond motif on the forehead, the... [Lire la suite]
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20 août 2017

Christie's announces Asian Art Week: A series of auctions, viewings, and events

Lot 907. The Ya Yi Fangding. A Highly Important and Rare Bronze Rectangular Ritual Food Vessel, late Shang Dynasty, Anyang, 13th-11th century BC, 11 in. (28.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. © Christie’s Images Limited 2017.  NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from September 8-15. This season presents seven distinct sales featuring over 800 lots spanning all epochs and categories of Asian Art from archaic bronzes... [Lire la suite]
16 juin 2017

Record prices for rare imperial Chinese artworks and Himalayan sculpture

Lot 185. A very important imperial bronze bell "Bozhong", China, Qianlong, dated 1761. With inscription by Emperor Qianlong. Estimate CHF 200,000 / 300,000 (€ 185 190/277 780). Sold for CHF 1 035 000 (hammer price). © Koller Zurich ZURICH.- The 13-14 June Asian Art auctions at Koller Zurich were enormously successful, with a string of top prices for Chinese & Himalayan art, particularly for three rare Chinese Imperial artworks from a private collection - which alone realized 2.64 million Swiss... [Lire la suite]
19 mai 2017

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

Lot 478. A fine bronze figure of Manjushri, China, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century, 40 cm. Estimate 20 000-30 000 €. Photo Nagel seated in vajrasana on a lotus base with both hands in vitarkamudra, holding each a stem of a lotus which flowers along his upper arms supporting the manuscript and originally the sword, wearing dhoti, its border finely incised with scrolling tendrils, scarf draped around the shoulders, its streamers encircling both arms while the finials fall over the rim of the base, bejewelled, his face displaying a... [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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14 mai 2017

A large bronze figure of the Medicine Buddha on a lotus stand, 16th century

Lot 111. A large bronze figure of the Medicine Buddha on a lotus stand, 16th century. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000. Sold for £21,250 (€25,121). Photo: Bonhams. Heavily cast seated cross-legged in dhyanasana on a lotus pedestal, with downcast eyes forming a meditative face flanked by pendulous ears and beneath a prominent ushnisha, simply attired in a robe with floral hem loosely revealing the chest, the hands in bhumisparsa mudra. 45cm (17 3/4in) high. (2). Provenance: an English... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2017

Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Superb Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Rouleau Vase, Kangxi period, AD 1662-1722. Height: 17 inches (43.18 cm) © Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. Fine Chinese Famille Verte Porcelain Yenyen Vase, Kangxi period. Height: 18 in (45.72 cm). © Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. Unusual Chinese Celadon and Underglaze Red Porcelain Bottle Vase, ca. 18th-early 19th century. Height: 9 3/4 in (24.8 cm). © Ralph M. Chait Galleries, Inc. Pair of Chinese Bronze Figures of Daoist... [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]
02 mars 2016

A rare and massive bronze figure of a qilin, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty

Lot 8101. A rare and massive bronze figure of a qilin, Late Ming-early Qing dynasty. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€18,000 - 28,000). Photo Bonhams. Well cast, the mythical beast sitting in a proud stance, the hind legs bent and front paws stretched forward, it's head tossed back, jaws gaping in a fierce roar, displaying large fangs and an extended tongue, the mouth framed by long, trailing whiskers and large, bulging eyes below a strong brow, with pricked ears and a pair of multi-pronged, curving horns, with a highly... [Lire la suite]
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