20 juin 2020

A rare gilt bronze figure of Rolpai Dorje, the 3rd Changkya Khutukhtu (1717-1786), Qing Dynasty, 18th century

Lot 18. A rare gilt bronze figure of Rolpai Dorje, the 3rd Changkya Khutukhtu (1717-1786), Qing Dynasty, 18th century; 16,2 cm, 6⅜ in. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 EUR. Lot sold 7,750 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. assis sur un double coussin finement incisé, portant une longue robe monastique et la haute coiffe plate caractéristique de l'ordre, la main droite en vitarka mudra, sa main gauche tenant une tige, non scellée. Collection Particulière Italienne. Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie,... [Lire la suite]

20 mai 2020

A gilt bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Nepal, 15th century

Lot 53. A gilt bronze figure of Buddha Shakyamuni, Nepal, 15th century; 25.8cm (10 1/8) high. Estimate £15,000-25,000. Sold for £80,500 (€ 90,087). Photo: Bonhams. The Buddha seated cross-legged in dhyanasana, his hands raised and placed on his lap respectively in bhumisparsa mudra, simplistically attired with a shanghati draped across the left shoulder, bordered with beaded and floral hems, the benevolent face with downcast eyes inlaid with a turquoise urna, under a prominent domed usnisha formed with coiled... [Lire la suite]
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04 mai 2020

A gilt bronze eleven headed standing figure of Avalokiteshvara, Sino-Tibetan, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 156. A gilt bronze eleven headed standing figure of Avalokiteshvara, Sino-Tibetan, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644); 26,8cm high. Estimate HK$80,000 - 120,000. Sold for HK$ 112,500 (€ 13,345). Photo: Bonhams. The Bodhisattva fixed on a lotus base, crowned with heads arranged in five tiers, the top with a small head of Amitabha Buddha, above a wrathful head followed by nine heads with a serene expression, all above a slender body wearing ornate jewelry and loose robes with eight outstretched hands, the principal... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2019

A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 79. A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 24.7cm., 9 ¾ in. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. cast seated in dhyanasana on a lotus base, the hands folded in dhyanamudra, dressed in a dhoti with a celestial scarf over the arms, embellished with beaded jewels, the face with serene expression, the hair piled up into a high chignon under an elaborate headdress. Property formerly in the Collection of... [Lire la suite]
23 juillet 2019

A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 15th-16th century

Lot 386. A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus, Tibet, 15th-16th century; 34cm., 13 3/8 in. Estimate 12,000 — 18,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. © Sotheby's. the figure with serene facial expression and wearing a crown and ornate body jewellery inlaid in turquoise and other semi-precious stones, clad in a loosely fitting dhoti and seated in dhyanasana, his hands resting on his lap holding a kalasa, on a double lotus base. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
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23 juillet 2019

A gilt bronze figure of Sadakshari, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 91. A gilt bronze figure of Sadakshari, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 17cm., 6 ¾ in. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 GBP. Lot sold 43,750 GBP. © Sotheby's. cast seated on top of a lion above an oval lotus base, the left hand holding a mongoose and the right raised clasping a chatra, dressed in an armour with a billowing scarf over the shoulders, the ferocious face surmounted by a five-leaf diadem. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014
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16 décembre 2018

A large and magnificent gilt bronze figure of Buddha Sakyamuni, Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 226. A large and magnificent gilt bronze figure of Buddha Sakyamuni, Ming Dynasty, 15th-16th century. H 41.5cm. Estimate: €120,000 - €150,000 (US$135,996 - US$169,995). Courtesy Cambi Casa d'Aste. The figure is sitting sumptuously in dhyanasana above a base surrounded by two orders of elaborate tufts of lotus. The left hand represented in the dhyanamudra, the mudra of meditation, and the right hand in bhumisparsamudra, the gesture of testimony of the earth. The face is portrayed in serene... [Lire la suite]
16 décembre 2018

A gilt bronze figure of Vairocana, China, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Lot 239. A gilt bronze figure of Vairocana, China, Ming Dynasty, 16th century; h 50,5 cm. Estimate: €200,000 - €250,000 (US$226,661 - US$283,326). Courtesy Cambi Casa d'Aste. The majestic figure is superbly depicted as seated in vajrasana, the sole of each exposed foot engraved with falun, the Wheel of Transmigration. The full face with eyes downcast in serene contemplation, the hair arranged in rows of small whorls behind a highly elaborate five-leaf diadem, each leaf accommodating the... [Lire la suite]
30 juillet 2018

A large and important gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, 13th century

    Lot 25. A large and important gilt bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Nepal, 13th century; 25 in. (63.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000,000 - USD 3,000,000. Price realised USD 8,229,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Standing with his right hand in varadamudra and a lotus blossoming at his left shoulder, dressed in a short, thin dhoti secured by a beaded belt with pendant ribbon, adorned with the sacred thread and sash hanging across the hips, the face with... [Lire la suite]
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]