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]

09 octobre 2020

A limestone figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 907. A limestone figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 8 ½ in. (21.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. The fierce lion shown seated on a rectangular plinth, the braced forelegs supporting the broad torso, the face with snarling expression and the mane finely delineated. Provenance: Mathias Komor, New York, 30 August 1954.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Literature: National... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2020

A finely carved limestone figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 48. A finely carved limestone figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 39 cm, 15 ⅜ in. Estimate: 1,000,000 - 1,500,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved seated with the right hand held in bhumisparsha mudra, portrayed dressed in a traditional style Indian garment draped over the shoulders and partially exposing the chest, the textiles depicted cascading in folds, all below the serene facial expression flanked by a pair of pendulous earlobes, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
30 mai 2020

A carved limestone 'lion' paperweight, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 5064. A carved limestone 'lion' paperweight, Tang dynasty (618-907); 12.5 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD. Sold for 81,250  HKD (9,614 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. carved with a recumbent mythical beast resting with its head resting between its front legs on a rectangular base, its head framed by a well defined mane and beard, its spine rendered with a subtly protruding ridge running along its back, its long swerving tail extending along... [Lire la suite]
28 mai 2020

A limestone figure of a lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 5039. A limestone figure of a lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 12.2 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 150,000 — 250,000 HKD. Sold for 187,500 HKD (22,185 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. carved seated on its haunches on a rectangular plinth, his head facing forward with large piercing eyes and wide open jaws baring fangs, framed by a finely combed mane extending from the edge of the jawline and cascading in thick curls down the back of head and shoulders, the powerful beast further rendered... [Lire la suite]
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