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]
16 août 2018

A magnificent large bronze figure of Zhenwu, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century 

Lot 1642. A magnificent large bronze figure of Zhenwu, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; 20 in. (50.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 250,000 - USD 350,000. Price realised USD 2,210,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Seated majestically with his left hand resting on his left knee and his right inapanmudra, dressed in long robes incised with cloud scroll on the hems that fall to the tops of his bare feet and are secured above the waist with a court belt, below his exposed armor, the robes boldly cast on the... [Lire la suite]
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30 juillet 2018

A Rare and Highly Important Bronze Figure of Shiva Gangadhara Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola Period, 9th Century

Lot 26. A Rare and Highly Important Bronze Figure of Shiva Gangadhara Nataraja, South India, Tamil Nadu, Chola Period, 9th Century; 16 ¼ in. (41.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 2,853,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Dancing over the dwarf Apasmarapurusha with his left leg raised, his principal right hand in abhayamudra and his principal left hand pointed towards his raised foot, holding a damaru and chakra in... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A Rare and Important Bronze Figure of a Seated Yogi, Possibly Padampa Sangye, Tibet, 11th-12th century

Lot 8. A Rare and Important Bronze Figure of a Seated Yogi, Possibly Padampa Sangye Tibet, 11th-12th century; 13 ½ in. (34.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,000,000 - USD 1,500,000. Price realised USD 4,869,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Seated in padmasana, hands resting in dhyanamudra, the Indian mystic sits with a slightly turned head covered in thick tufts of hair, his face with wide-open eyes, rounded nose, and slightly parted lips, his nude fleshy body with a rich patina. ... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2018

A bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Thailand, Chieng Sen period, 15th century

Lot 241. A bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Thailand, Chieng Sen period, 15th century. Hauteur: 102 cm. (40 in.). Estimate EUR 25,000 - EUR 35,000. Price realised EUR 199,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Il est représenté assis en sattvasana sur une base lotiforme placée sur trône. Sa main droite est en bhumisparshamudra. Sa main gauche repose sur sa cuisse. Il est vêtu d'unsamghati et de l'uttarasangha. Son visage est empreint de sérénité. Ses cheveux bouclés sont... [Lire la suite]

13 juin 2018

A bronze figure of Vajravarahi, Tibet, 15th century

Lot 222. A bronze figure of Vajravarahi, Tibet, 15th century. Hauteur: 41 cm. (16 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 100,000 - EUR 150,000. Price realised EUR 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Elle est représentée dansant sur un pied. Sa main droite tient le karttrika, sa main gauche le kapala. Elle est nue, portant seulement une jupe faite de perles autour de la taille. Elle est parée d'un mala de têtes coupées et de colliers divers. L'expression de son visage est féroce, sa... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2018

Ensemble de cinq statuettes de Bouddha en bronze, Tibet, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle

LOt 214. Ensemble de cinq statuettes de Bouddha en bronze, Tibet, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle; De 18,7 à 20,5 cm, from 7 3/8  to 8 1/8  in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 EUR. Lot sold 75,000 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. s'organisant autour de Bouddha Shakyamuni assis en vajrasana sur une base lotiforme dressée sur un socle étagé, la main droite en avakasha mudra et la gauche en bhumisparsha mudra, les quatre autres Bouddha assis en vajrasana sur... [Lire la suite]
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04 juin 2018

A large bronze figure of the seated Guanyin with inscription, China, early Ming dynasty

Lot 171. A large bronze figure of the seated Guanyin with inscription, China, early Ming dynasty; height 66 cm. Estimate CHF 25 000 / 35 000 (€ 20 830 / 29 170). Sold for CHF 29 300. Courtesy Koller.  Remains of polychrome lacquer painting. Inscription: "Xin shi di zi ... nian xiang zhu zao" (Cast by the humble disciple ...). Old repairs. Provenance: Belgian private collection, purchased in Brittany 1963. From the collection of the great adventurer René Madec (1736-1784) who fought for the... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2018

A fine and large bronze figure of a Daoist immortal, 16th-17th century

Lot 9. A fine and large bronze figure of a Daoist immortal, 16th-17th century; 59cm (23 1/4in) high. Estimate 400,000-600,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 625,000 (€ 68,415) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018 The sage heavily cast seated as a dignitary wearing an elaborately decorated cap of office with long flowing ribbons, his beard hanging down his chest embellished with a rectangular-shaped clasp holding the robe, his hands swathed in the long pleated robe resting on his laps, the figure with traces of gilt-lacquer,... [Lire la suite]
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