19 mai 2020

A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century

Lot 64. A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Guanyin, 17th-18th century; 86cm (33 7/8in) high. Estimate £ 80,000-120,000. Sold for £ 206,500 (€ 231,624). Photo Bonhams. The impressive Goddess of Mercy finely carved seated with the right knee raised supporting her elbow, the limbs of elegant proportion, the flowing robes falling in graceful folds around the body and opening at the chest to reveal an elaborate beaded necklace above a sash tied in a bow at the waist, the broad face... [Lire la suite]

09 novembre 2019

A rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722)

Lot 184. A rare gilt-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Height 35.8 cm, 14⅛ in. Estimate: 25,000 - 35,000 GBP. Lot sold 47,500 GBP. Photo Sotheby's seated in lalitasana, the right hand lowered in varadamudra and the left positioned on the side, wearing a dhoti and a loose shawl over the shoulder, adorned with bejewelled necklaces to the chest and around the waist, the face with a benevolent expression with downcast... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2019

A highly important and monumental imperial gilt-lacquered wood figure of the Medicine Buddha, Qing dynasty, 18th century

Lot 2704. A highly important and monumental imperial gilt-lacquered wood figure of the Medicine Buddha, Qing dynasty, 18th century. The figure: 68 in. (172.7 cm.) high; gilt-lacquered wood pedestal: 27 in. (68.5 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 30,000,000 - HKD 50,000,000. Price realised HKD 31,325,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The Buddha is shown seated in padmasana with his right hand extended in varadamudraand his left hand held above his lap, with palm... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2018

A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Magu, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722) 

Lot 204. A rare and large gilt-lacquered wood figure of Magu, Qing dynasty, Kangxi period (1662-1722). Hauteur totale: 146 cm. (57 ½ in.). Hauteur de la statue: 140 cm. (55 1/8 in.). Estimate EUR 40,000 - EUR 60,000. Price realised EUR 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Elle est représentée assise sur un fauteuil. Elle est vêtue d'une robe faite en partie de feuilles, ses épaules sont recouvertes par une capeline. Sa main gauche repose sur sa cuisse, sa main droite est légèrement... [Lire la suite]
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14 mai 2017

A large gilt-lacquered wood figure of a guardian deity, Qing Dynasty

Lot 119. A large gilt-lacquered wood figure of a guardian deity, Qing Dynasty. Estimate £5,000 - 6,000. Sold for £60,000 (€70,932). Photo: Bonhams. The warrior clad in a finely-carved armour over billowing robes, the midriff with a fierce mythical-beast mask girdle, the left hand resting on his hip, the right hand resting on a sword hilt, the face with a stern expression beneath an elaborate helmet, wood stand. 110cm (43 1/4in) high. (4). Provenance: an Italian private collection  Note:... [Lire la suite]