16 avril 2020

A rare gilt-copper alloy figure of Manjusri, Tibet, 15th century

Lot 88. A rare gilt-copper alloy figure of Manjusri, Tibet, 15th century; 18.5cm (7 2/8in) high. Estimate £ 5,000-7,000. Sold for £ 31,250 (€ 35,761). © Bonhams. The figure cast seated in dhyanasana on a double-lotus base, the arms in dharamcakra mudra, holding two stalks of uptala lotus and wearing a graceful dhoti and a shawl on the shoulders, adorned with various jewellery, the face with a benevolent expression and hair arranged in a high chignon surrounded by a five-leaf tiara, the base sealed and incised with a... [Lire la suite]

16 avril 2020

A rare gilt-copper alloy figure of Sadaksari Avalokitesvara, Tibet, circa 16th century

Lot 86. A rare gilt-copper alloy figure of Sadaksari Avalokitesvara, Tibet, circa 16th century; 21.4cm (8 3/8in) high. Estimate £ 3,000-4,000. Sold for £ 15,000 (€ 17,165). © Bonhams. The four-armed deity seated in dhyanasana on a beaded double lotus base, the main hands in anjalimudra, the others holding a lotus flower and prayer beads, wearing an elegant dhoti incised with scrolling borders and beaded jewellery, the face with a serene expression and head crowned with an elaborate foliate tiara surrounding the hair... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2020

A rare inscribed gilt-copper alloy figure of Arhat Bhadra, Tibet, 17th century

Lot 73. A rare inscribed gilt-copper alloy figure of Arhat Bhadra, Tibet, 17th century; 17cm (6 6/8in) high. Estimate £ 7,000-9,000. Sold for £ 60,000 (€ 68,661). © Bonhams. The arhat seated in lalitasana on a lotus base incised with a lengthy inscription identifying the figure as Bzang po, wearing heavy inner and outer robes finely incised with floral scrolls and flower heads, the right hand in vitarka mudra, the left hand resting on the lap, the face with a meditative expression, the hair cropped short,... [Lire la suite]
16 avril 2020

A gilt-copper alloy figure of a lama, Tibet, circa 16th century

Lot 70. A gilt-copper alloy figure of a lama, Tibet, circa 16th century; 13.5cm (5 3/8in) high. Estimate £ 3,000-4,000. Sold for £ 22,500 (€ 25,748). © Bonhams. Seated in lotus position on a double-lotus base with beaded rims, the hands in dharmachakramudra, wearing heavy inner and outer patchwork robes, the smiling face with elongated eyes, his hair cropped short, the base sealed and incised with a double vajra. Provenance: the Jeannette Claude Jongen collection of Buddhist Art. Published and Illustrated:... [Lire la suite]
16 mai 2019

Two very rare gilt-copper alloy figures from a set of eight Asvapati, the equestrian retinue of Vaishravana, Tibet, 15th century

Lot 105. Two very rare gilt-copper alloy figures from a set of eight Asvapati, the equestrian retinue of Vaishravana, Tibet, 15th century. the taller 20.4 cm, 8 in. Estimate 50,000 — 250,000 GBP. Lot sold 250,000 GBP (323,025 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. one equestrian deity, possibly Manibhadra or Jambhala, holding a flaming jewel in his raised right hand, and a mongoose in the left spitting gems and auspicious emblems, wearing regal belted robes, boots and crown, and seated astride a caparisoned... [Lire la suite]
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13 juin 2018

Statuette de Vajradhara en alliage de cuivre doré Tibet, XVe-XVIe siècle

Lot 191. Statuette de Vajradhara en alliage de cuivre doré Tibet, XVe-XVIe siècle; 19,3 cm, 7 1/2  in. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 EUR. Lot sold 162,500 EUR. Courtesy Sotheby's. assis en vajrasana sur une double socle lotiforme, les mains croisées devant la poitrine tenant chacune délicatement une longue tige de lotus dont les fleurs s'épanouissent près des épaules et soutenant d'un côté un vajra et de l'autre une cloche ghanta, richement paré de... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2016

Statuette de Shadakshari Avalokiteshvara en alliage de cuivre doré, Mongolie, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle

Lot 154. Statuette de Shadakshari Avalokiteshvara en alliage de cuivre doré, Mongolie, XVIIIe-XIXe siècle. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 €. Lot sold 81,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. assis en vajrasana sur une double base lotiforme, les deux mains principales en anjali mudra, un rosaire dans la main droite, un lotus dans la main gauche, vêtu d’un fin dhoti finement incisé et d’écharpes retombant sur les bras, paré de nombreux bijoux, la tête ceinte d’une couronne à cinq fleurons,... [Lire la suite]
25 juin 2016

Statuette de Bhaisajyaguru en alliage de cuivre doré, Népal oriental-Tibet, dynastie Khasa Malla, vers le XIVe siècle

Lot 137. Statuette de Bhaisajyaguru en alliage de cuivre doré, Népal oriental-Tibet, dynastie Khasa Malla, vers le XIVe siècle. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 €. Lot sold 183,000 €. Photo: Sotheby's. assis en vajrasana sur une double base lotiforme, la main gauche portant un bol, la main droite tenant une noix d'arura, vêtu d'une robe monastique aux plis finement plissés découvrant l'épaule droite et retombant en éventail sur la base, le corps rond et charnu, le visage plein... [Lire la suite]