30 mars 2022

A small bronze figure of a recumbent ram, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 133. A small bronze figure of a recumbent ram, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Width 2⅜ in., 6 cm. Lot sold: 63,000 USD (Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD). © Sothebys.  Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. T.1.3.   Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022

30 mars 2022

A bronze figure of a toad, Song - Ming dynasty

Lot 132. A bronze figure of a toad, Song-Ming dynasty. Length 5 in., 12.5 cm. Lot sold: 5,292 USD (Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD). © Sothebys.  Provenance: Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. M.4.18.   Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022
13 mars 2022

A small bronze figure of a recumbent ram, Ming dynasty

Lot 133. A small bronze figure of a recumbent ram, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Width 2⅜ in., 6 cm. Diameter 7⅛ in., 18.2 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. © Sothebys. Provenance: Collection of Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, coll. no. T.1.3. Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022
13 janvier 2022

A bronze figure of a tiger, Eastern Han dynasty-Six dynasties (AD 25-589)

Lot 830. A bronze figure of a tiger, Eastern Han dynasty-Six dynasties (AD 25-589); l. 31.5 cm. Lot sold: 756,000 HKD (Estimate: 200,000-300,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Provenance: Mandala Fine Arts, Hong Kong. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 3 December 2021
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]