20 avril 2019

A magnificent gilt-bronze seated figure of bodhisattva, Early Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century

Lot 116. A magnificent gilt-bronze seated figure of bodhisattva, Early Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century; 14 7/8 in (37.5 cm) high, excluding stand. Estimate GBP 300,000 - GBP 500,000 (USD 391,200 - USD 652,000). Price realised GBP 731,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The bodhisattva is seated in rajalilasana, the posture of royal ease, with his right hand resting on his raised knee and holding a bead, possibly the wish-granting jewel,cintamani, and the left hand resting on a... [Lire la suite]

26 février 2017

Pillow in the form of a tortoise, Vietnam, Trần or Later Lê dynasty, late 14th-15th century

Pillow in the form of a tortoise, Vietnam, Trần or Later Lê dynasty, late 14th-15th century, Hải Dương province, Red River Delta kilns. Stoneware with iron pigment under translucent (underfired) glaze, iron oxide wash on base. H x W x D: 9.8 x 12.1 x 16.7 cm (3 7/8 x 4 3/4 x 6 9/16 in). Gift of Dean Frasché, Freer Gallery of Art, F1985.37a-b © 2017 Smithsonian Institution This pillow was excavated from the site of an abandoned Buddhist monastery in Bangkok.
16 juillet 2016

Bowl, Vietnam, Trân or Later Lê dynasty, late 14th-15th century

Bowl, Vietnam, Trân or Later Lê dynasty, late 14th-15th century, Red River delta kilns. Stoneware with celadon glaze. H x W x D: 6.7 x 16.2 x 16.2 cm (2 5/8 x 6 3/8 x 6 3/8 in). Purchase - Charles Lang Freer Endowment. Freer Gallery of Art, F1994.6 © 2016 Smithsonian Institution Provenance: John Forbes
23 août 2015

A carved circular cinnabar lacquer 'Lotus' box and cover, Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century

A carved circular cinnabar lacquer 'Lotus' box and cover, Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the box and cover both of domed form, well carved through the multiple layers of cinnabar lacquer with central hexagonal lotus seed pods framed by an interlocking lozenge band, the sides of the cover and box carved with stylized lotus petals, the interiors lacquered black (2). Diameter 3 1/8  in., 8 cm Notes: Boxes of the same size and design can be found... [Lire la suite]
02 mai 2014

A large Longquan celadon carved dish, Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century

A large Longquan celadon carved dish, Ming dynasty, late 14th-15th century. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The central roundel is impressed with a lattice design, bordered by a flower scroll on the cavetto. The dish is covered in a yellowish-green celadon glaze. 18? in. (48 cm.) diam. Estimate £8,000 – £12,000 ($13,504 - $20,256) Provenance: Acquired in the 19th century by the Duc et Prince de Blacas (1853-1937), and thence by descent within the family at the Chateau d'Usse, Loire Valley, France.PROPERTY OF A EUROPEAN... [Lire la suite]