05 avril 2019

A rare gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara, Mark and period of Yongle (1403-1425)

Lot 3649. A rare gilt-bronze figure of Green Tara, Mark and period of Yongle (1403-1425);18.7 cm, 7 3/8  in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot sold 4,375,000 HKD (609,915 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. finely cast seated in lalitasana on a double-lotus base with beaded edges, the right foot resting on an individual lotus issuing from the base, depicted with the hands held in varada and vitarkamudra, the face rendered with a benevolent expression... [Lire la suite]

21 mars 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Cintamanicakra Avalokiteshvara, Late Tang Dynasty (618–907) - Five Dynasties (907–60)

Lot 553. A gilt-bronze figure of Cintamanicakra Avalokiteshvara, Late Tang Dynasty (618–907) - Five Dynasties (907–60). Height 6 1/4  in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 60,000 — 80,000 USD. Lot sold 2,060,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. regally seated in rajalilasana, the head gracefully inclined, bearing a scrolled diadem centered by Amitabha with long ribbons trailing and enclosing a tall coiffure, the serene, rounded face with sweeping, arced brows meeting an aquiline... [Lire la suite]
28 janvier 2019

A rare dated gilt-bronze figure of Liu Hai, mark and period of Qianlong, dated 1737

Lot 2793. A rare dated gilt-bronze figure of Liu Hai, mark and period of Qianlong, dated 1737; 46 cm., 18 in. Estimate 1,200,000 — 1,500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,700,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. finely cast standing on a square low base in the form of a table, holding his three-legged toad in his right hand and a large gold coin to tempt the toad in his left, his face with thoughtful expression, eyes closed and a slight smile, wearing a long robe falling in deep folds down over... [Lire la suite]
26 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Samantabhadra, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2792. A gilt-bronze figure of Samantabhadra, Qing dynasty, 18th century; 35.5 cm., 14 in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 4,100,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2010. the Adi-Buddha with stems of foliage in each hand, the flowers supporting a vajra and sutra, wearing a lower garment engraved with textile patterns and secured at the waist by a sash and jewelled girdle, and adorned with bodhisattva jewellery including beaded necklaces, earrings, armbands, bracelets,... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795)

Lot 197. A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Qianlong mark and period (1736-1795); 25.5cm., 10in.Estimate 50,000 - 70,000 GBP. Lot sold 218,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. the four-armed deity seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the principal hands held in anjalimudrabefore the chest and the attendant arms flanking the shoulders raised in vitarkamudra, wearing a dhoti further embellished with beaded jewels and a shawl over the shoulder, the face with a... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Tibet, 16th-17th century

Lot 196. A gilt-bronze figure of Maitreya, Tibet, 16th-17th century; 36.5cm., 14 3/8 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 40,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. cast seated in pralambapadasana, the hands raised in dharmacakramudra holding stems issuing uptala lotuses along the elbows, wearing a dhoti incised with floral scrolls and adorned with beaded festoons, the serene face with downcast eyes and a gentle smile, the hair drawn up into a high chignon secured with a... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2019

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

Lot 195. A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 37.2cm., 14 5/8 in. Estimate 40,000 - 50,000 GBP. Lot sold 68,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. seated in dhyanasana, the left hand raised before the chest and the right arm lowered in varadamudra, wearing a shawl and dhoti opening at the chest to reveal a beaded necklace, the borders incised at the hems with lotus, the face with a benevolent expression, crowned by an elaborate headdress surmounted by an Amitabha... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century

Lot 194. A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century; 21.8cm., 8 5/8 in. Estimate 15,000 - 20,000 GBP. Lot sold 37,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the hands lowered in dhyanamudra, wearing a jiashadraped over the left shoulder, the face with a meditative expression flanked by long ears, the hair tightly coiled around an ushina, incised with Tibetan script along the base. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, 17th-18th century

Lot 193. A Sino-Tibetan gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus, 17th-18th century; 24cm., 9 1/2 in. Estimate 20,000 - 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 104,500 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the hands lowered in dhyanamudra, wearing a dhoti embellished with beaded necklaces, the face with downcast eyes, surmounted by a tall elaborate headdress, all raised on an octagonal pedestal with foliate projections. Provenance: Christie’s New York, 17th September... [Lire la suite]
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06 janvier 2019

A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, 17th-18th century

Lot 192. A gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, 17th-18th century; 16.7cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 8,000 - 10,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. © Sotheby's 2013. cast seated in in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the hands lowered in dhyanamudra supporting an alms bowl, dressed in a dhoti hemmed with lotus scroll borders and draped over by a shawl, the face with a meditative expression flanked by long ears, the hair tightly coiled around an ushina. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]