12 juillet 2021

A gilt-bronze figure of a lama, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 5047. A gilt-bronze figure of a lama, Ming dynasty, 15th - 16th century; 18.1 cm, the base sealed. Estimate: 150,000 - 250,000 HKD. Lot sold: 138,600 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
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09 mai 2021

A gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva, Late Ming dynasty

Lot 73. A gilt-bronze figure of a Bodhisattva, Late Ming dynasty. Height 38.3 cm, 15 1/8 in. Estimate: 15,000 - 25,000 GBP. (C) 2021 Sotheby's heavily cast standing on a double-lotus base, her hands holding a lotus stem supporting a scroll, dressed in a long layered robe with flower scroll borders, her face with a serene expression, her hair tied in a chignon and crowned by a five-pointed diadem. Provenance: Collection of Astrid Ibsen-Sørensen (1892-1987), collected in China before 1936. ... [Lire la suite]
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08 mai 2021

A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 75. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Height 35.5 cm, 14 in. Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. (C) 2021 Sotheby's standing on a lotus base and a shaped stand, holding an ambrosia vase in her left hand and her right hand held in vitarka mudra, wearing an elaborate jewelled necklace and long flowing robes and a scarf, her face with a serene expression. Provenance: A Texas private collection. Christie's New York, 22nd/23rd March 2012, lot 1781. ... [Lire la suite]
30 avril 2021

A large gilt-bronze figure of Weituo, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 253. A large gilt-bronze head of Bixia Yuanjun, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 17 ⅝ in., 44.8 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USD. Lot sold: 151,200 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the guardian deity standing, with the right hand lowered to the side and the left raised with an outstretched palm, the crisply modeled youthful face gazing forward intently below a winged helmet adorned with phoenix, wearing ornate armor secured with cords, sashes and an inlaid belt, further adorned... [Lire la suite]
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30 avril 2021

A gilt-bronze figure of a boy, Ming dynasty

Lot 248. A gilt-bronze figure of a boy, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Height 3 ½ in., 8.9 cm. Estimate: 4,000 -6,000 USD. Lot sold: 16,380 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the youth cast seated, with the legs bent in front, the right arm raised to hold an ingot, the left resting on a recumbent ram to the side, wearing a patterned brocade tied at the waist and simple jewelry, the joyful face surmounted by two topknots, wood stand (2).  Provenance: P.C. Lu & Sons, Hong Kong, 1st July... [Lire la suite]
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21 avril 2021

A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty, dated Zhengshi fourth year, corresponding to 507

Lot 199. A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty, dated Zhengshi fourth year, corresponding to 507. Height 7 ¼ in., 18.3 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 195,300 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. modeled standing before a flame-shaped mandorla on a splayed lotus base above a four-legged plinth, the plinth chased with a grid pattern with each unit enclosing a small circle, the figure adorned in long flowing robes, the right hand held against the chest, the left... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2021

An important and rare gilt-bronze figure of Mahasthamaprapta, late Ming dynasty

Lot 49. An important and rare gilt-bronze figure of Mahasthamaprapta, late Ming dynasty; H. 80cm. Estimate: € 40.000 - € 60.000. Result: € 381.000. Courtesy Nagel.  Property from the collection of Friedrich and Ruth Boss, assembled in China between 1911 and 1938. Fine Asian Art Stuttgart - Part I by Nagel Auction, December 8, 2020
31 décembre 2020

A gilt-bronze figure of Vajradhara, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century

Lot 1044. A gilt-bronze figure of Vajradhara, Ming dynasty, 15th-16th century; h. 22 cm. Estimate: 200,000 - 300,000 HKD. Lot sold: 252,000 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's. Note: Vajradhara is revered as the primordial or Adi Buddha. The embodiment of the mind of enlightenment, Vajradhara is the source of the Five Dhyani Buddhas which represent the five qualities of Buddhahood. Vajradhara is seated cross-legged in vajraparyankasana atop a double-lotus pedestal; the hands crossed in front... [Lire la suite]
14 octobre 2020

A small gilt-bronze figure of a ram, Song dynasty or later

Lot 924. A small gilt-bronze figure of a ram, Song dynasty or later; 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The well-cast figure shown striding forwards wtih right foreleg raised. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 4 December 1984, lot 58.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, New York, 24 September 2020 ... [Lire la suite]
11 octobre 2020

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

Lot 920. A small gilt-bronze figure of a recumbent ram, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown with head turned towards its long, finely delineated tail. Provenance: Christie's New York, 30 November 1984, lot 520.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection Part II, New York, 24 September... [Lire la suite]