21 septembre 2021

A Rare Bronze figure, 5th-6th century or Later

Lot 157. A Rare Bronze figure, 5th-6th century or Later; 10 1/16in (25.5cm) high, stand. Sold for US$ 69,062 (€ 58,836). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Depicting the young Buddha in a rare pose with arms falling at his side and palms up outward in a gesture of compassion, his lithe body draped in a loincloth, his face set in a benign expression and framed by hair drawn up in a domed topknot, the back of his head set with a small tab for attachment, the surface with a mottled brown patina and recessed patches of... [Lire la suite]

21 avril 2021

A rare bronze figure of a crouching dragon, Jin dynasty (265-420)

  Lot 200. A rare bronze figure of a crouching dragon, Jin dynasty (265-420). Height 7 ½ in., 19.2 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 40,320 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. cast seated on three powerful legs, its left forepaw raised above cloud vapor, the ferocious head detailed with a long curled horn above large protruding eyes and a long upturned snout exposing sharp fangs and a curled tongue, the sinewy body with long flowing flames issuing... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2021

A bronze figure of an official, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 47. A bronze figure of an official, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 151⁄4 in. (39 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The figure is shown with one hand holding a small bottle and the other hand holding a fan-shaped object.Please note this lot is the property of a private individual. Provenance: Christie's London, 8 June 1987, lot 216. The Irving Collection, New York. Christie's. Art of China. Including... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2020

A bronze figure of Budai, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3201. A bronze figure of Budai, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14 ½ in. (36.8 cm.) high. Estimate $30,000 - $ 50,000. Price realised $62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The smiling, corpulent figure is seated in rajalalilasana on a double-lotus base holding a sack in his left hand and prayer beads in his right. He is dressed in flowing robes with the left shoulder exposed, and wears an openwork crown. Provenance: Warren Imports, Laguna Beach, California, 1993. ... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2020

A rare bronze figure of Akshobhya, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3200. A rare bronze figure of Akshobhya, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Estimate $12,000 - $ 18,000. Price realised $23,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015. The Buddha is seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base with his hands held in bhumisparsha mudra. He is dressed in voluminous robes and wears a foliate tiara. The face is serene with downcast expression. Provenance: Warren Imports, Laguna Beach, California, 1993. Note: Bhumisparsha... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2020

A bronze figure of Mahakala, Sino-Tibetan, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 155. A bronze figure of Mahakala, Sino-Tibetan, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 26cm high. Estimate HK$60,000 - 80,000. Sold for HK$ 112,500 (€ 13,345). Photo: Bonhams. Heavily cast standing on a lotus base, the deity depicted with a fierce expression, wearing a foliate crown and a tiger skin dhoti around the hips, his hands holding a flaying knife and skull cup. Note: Originally a Hindu deity, Mahakala was adopted into the Buddhist pantheon as a terrifying God of Retribution. Invoked to inspire awe for... [Lire la suite]

29 avril 2020

A large bronze figure of Buddha, Late Ming Dynasty

Lot 195. A large bronze figure of Buddha, Late Ming Dynasty; 40.2cm., 15 7/8 in. Estimate GBP 4,000 — 6,000. Lot sold 8,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. cast seated in dhyanasana, the left hand rested on the legs in dhyanamudra while the right arm extended in bhumisparsa, wearing a dhoti gathered at the waist and opened at the chest revealing the bare chest, the face with a benevolent expression and flanked by long ears, the hair gathered into... [Lire la suite]
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28 avril 2020

A bronze figure of a Daoist Immortal, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 155. A bronze figure of a Daoist Immortal, Late Ming dynasty; 11 1/4 in. (28.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 50,000 - HKD 70,000. Price realised HKD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The standing figure is sturdily cast with a protruberant forehead and facial features giving a smiling expression. It is dressed in a loose flowing robe exposing its chest with emaciated ribs. Christie's. THE PAVILION SALE - CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, Hong Kong, 6 April 2015
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18 avril 2020

A bronze figure of Sarasvati, Qing Dynasty, Pala Revival Style, 17th-18th century

Lot 3110. A bronze figure of Sarasvati, Qing Dynasty, Pala Revival Style, 17th-18th century; 8 1/8 in. (20.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 275,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The figure is seated with her ankles crossed on a lotus base over a low throne supported by lions and a kinnari, and her hands are held before her torso as if to play the vina, the Indian lute. She is dressed in an ankle-length, striated dhoti and... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2020

A bronze figure of Buddha, 16th-17th century

Lot 104. A bronze figure of Buddha, 16th-17th century; 30.4cm (12in) high. Estimate £ 2,000-3,000. Sold for £ 3,500 (€ 3,997). Photo Bonhams. Heavily cast seated cross-legged in dhyanasana on a blossoming lotus pedestal, the Buddha with downcast eyes forming a benevolent face and pendulous ears beneath a prominent ushnisha, simply attired with a flowing robe bordered by floral hems loosely revealing the chest, the right hand casually rested on the lap with the other slightly raised in bhumisparsa... [Lire la suite]
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