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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07 mars 2018

A bronze figure of the Medicine Buddha, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 637. A bronze figure of the Medicine Buddha, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 12 ¼ in. (31.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The figure is shown seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base with right hand extended in varadamudra while holding a myrobalan fruit between the thumb and forefinger and with left hand held in dhyanamudra above the lap. He wears a monk's layered robes and his hair is... [Lire la suite]

31 octobre 2017

A bronze figure of Samantabhadra, Ming dynasty, dated Tianqi fourth year corresponding to 1624

Lot 58. A bronze figure of Samantabhadra, Ming dynasty, dated Tianqi fourth year corresponding to 1624. Estimate USD  18,000 - 25,000. Sold for US$ 23,750 (€20,407). Photo: Bonhams. Cast holding a scroll with both hands, clothed in shawl and dhoti with swirling scarves, the chest hung with garlands of jewels, the face with a serene expression, framed by an elaborate crown and lotus blossoms issuing from the palms, the right blossom supporting a ruyi, the left a now-missing triple gem,... [Lire la suite]
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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. Price realised USD 3,372,500. © 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... [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]