12 octobre 2022

A limestone seated figure of a Buddhist lion, Tang dynasty

The Personal Collection of the late Sir Joseph Hotung. Lot 8. A limestone seated figure of a Buddhist lion, Tang dynasty (618-907); 34 cm. Lot sold: 2,268,000 HKD (Estimate: 2,000,000 - 3,000,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 shown seated on its taut haunches with both forelegs extended and head facing forward on a rectangular plinth, the ferocious beast portrayed with its mouth open in a roar and baring its teeth, depicted with bulging eyes with incised pupils set in an intense... [Lire la suite]

05 octobre 2022

A limestone stele of a Buddhist triad, Northern Zhou dynasty, dated jiande 2nd year, corresponding to 573

Lot 263. A limestone stele of a Buddhist triad, Northern Zhou dynasty, dated jiande 2nd year, corresponding to 573. Height 13 in., 33 cm, wood stand (2). Lot sold: 25,200 USD (Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: Collection of Walter Beck (1864-1954).Collection of Dr. Edwin E. Gordon (1927-2015).Sotheby's New York, 18th March 2008, lot 239. Note: The inscription can be translated as: 'On the dingyou day of the second month of the guise year, the... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2022

A rare limestone tripod inkstone and cover, Six dynasties (265-589)

Lot 813. A rare limestone tripod inkstone and cover, Six dynasties (265-589); h. 17 cm. Lot sold: 1,134,000 HKD (Estimate: 40,000-60,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 3 December 2021
14 janvier 2022

A large limestone figure of a lion, Five Dynasties (907-960)

Lot 828. A large limestone figure of a lion, Five Dynasties (907-960); h. 56 cm. Lot sold: 378,000 HKD (Estimate: 120,000-150,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1990s.An old Japanese collection. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 3 December 2021
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17 septembre 2021

A rare painted limestone head of a bodhisattva, Northern Zhou-Sui dynasty, Late 6th century CE

Lot 182. A rare painted limestone head of a bodhisattva, Northern Zhou-Sui dynasty, Late 6th century CE; 13 3/8in (33.9cm) high. Estimate US$ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 17,000 - 26,000). Sold for US$ 62,812. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The squared face showing crisp brows, elongated eyes with heavy lids, a long triangular nose with wide nostrils and a subtle smile issuing from thick lips, all below a high crown fronted by an oval jewel-centered plaque with raised scroll borders set between rosettes issuing beaded... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2021

A small limestone figure of a lion, Song - Ming dynasty or later

Lot 1098. A small limestone figure of a lion, Song - Ming dynasty or later; 15.1 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 HKD. Lot Sold: 226,800 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
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22 août 2021

A rare large limestone figure of a seated lady feeding a bird, Tang dynasty

Lot 1040. A rare large limestone figure of a seated lady feeding a bird, Tang dynasty (618-907); h. 49.5 cm . Estimate: 100,000 - 200,000 HKD. Lot sold: 882,000 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Note: The present lot was once in the collection of Julius Eberhardt (1936-2012), an Austrian architect and avid collector of ancient Chinese works of art. Julius Eberhardt had been fascinated by the art and culture of ancient China since the time of his studies. But he returned to this interest only... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2021

A large limestone carving of a lion, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3130. A large limestone carving of a lion, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 12 ½ in. (32 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 10,000 - HKD 20,000. Price realised HKD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Christie's. Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 27 May - 11 June 2021
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28 novembre 2020

Carved limestone from ancient Chinese caves could reach $60,000 in Heritage Asian Art Auction

  DALLAS, TX.- A beautiful carved limestone figure from a wall fragment in the Longmen Caves in Henan province could bring $60,000 or more in Heritage Auctions' Fine & Decorative Asian Art Auction Dec. 11."We are proudly presenting a variety of fine and decorative Asian works of art, including snuff bottles, jade carvings, fine dynastic ceramics, important paintings and calligraphy etc.," Heritage Auctions Asian Art Consignment Director Moyun Niu said. "This auction also features a group of scholar's objects, from... [Lire la suite]
09 novembre 2020

A large limestone Buddhist stele, Eastern Wei Dynasty or later

Lot 155. A large limestone Buddhist stele, Eastern Wei Dynasty or later; 96cm high (37 6/8in) high. Estimate £ 30,000 - £ 50,000. Sold for £ 68,812 (€ 76,268). Courtesy Bonhams. Superbly carved as a large reclining stag with its head held high and turned sharply towards a smaller deer, the stag with long antlers extending down its neck, its legs tucked beneath its body, both deer clasping a large, leafy sprig with five lingzhi fungus heads in their mouths, the stone of a very pale green-white... [Lire la suite]