17 septembre 2021

A Rare Pair of Chinese painted wood Figures, Warring States-Western Han Period

Lot 146. A Rare Pair of Chinese painted wood Figures, Warring States-Western Han Period; 16 3/4in (42.6cm) and 17 1/2in (44.4cm) high. Estimate US$ 15,000 - 20,000 (€ 13,000 - 17,000). Sold for US$ 14,025 (€ 11,975). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Each carved slender figure standing in high-collared robes over inner garments, gently falling over sloping shoulders into heavily gathered sleeves over clasped hands to the front and flaring over narrow legs exposing small shoes, the garments painted... [Lire la suite]

11 octobre 2020

A large painted wood figure of a seated bodhisattva, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th-19th century

Lot 915. A large painted wood figure of a seated bodhisattva, Ming-Qing dynasty, 17th-19th century; 38 ¼ in. (97.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown seated in rajalilasana with the right arm resting on the raised right knee while the left supports the weight of the figure, wearing a necklace, loosely draped shawl and scarves over the shoulder and arms and around the torso, the head set with a tiara with... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2019

A painted wood figure of a seated monk, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 850. A painted wood figure of a seated monk, Song dynasty (960-1279); 9 ¾ in. (24.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Possibly representing the Tang dynasty monk, Sizhou Dasheng (the Grand Saint of Sizhou), the figure is shown seated in contemplation wearing a monastic, hooded robe that drapes gracefully over the edges of the pedestal seat, with traces of original pigment remaining. Property from the Collection of Julia and John Curtis. Provenance: J. J. Lally... [Lire la suite]
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18 août 2018

A large painted wood figure of a Guardian King, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century

Lot 227. A large painted wood figure of a Guardian King, Song-Yuan dynasty, 13th-14th century; 64 in. (162.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 350,000 - USD 450,000. Price realised USD 384,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007.  The powerful figure shown standing with feet firmly braced slightly apart and with right hand positioned as if holding the hilt of a sword that would have rested in the palm of the raised left hand, wearing elaborate layered armor with a monster mask at the waist, and a long... [Lire la suite]
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08 juin 2018

A rare and impressive painted wood figure of a mythical lion, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 158. A rare and impressive painted wood figure of a mythical lion, Song dynasty (960-1279). Longueur: 67 cm. (26 3/8 in.). Largeur: 66 cm. (26 in.), socle. Estimate EUR 200,000 - EUR 300,000 (USD 234,706 - USD 352,060). Price realised EUR 271,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. L'animal mythique est représenté dans une posture dynamique à l'affût sur ses quatre pattes prêt à bondir sur son adversaire. Ses narines grandes ouvertes et sa gueule sculptées avec force dégagent une... [Lire la suite]
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14 septembre 2016

A painted wood figure of a luohan, Song-Yuan dynasty

Lot 157. A painted wood figure of a luohan, Song-Yuan dynasty. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 37,500   USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the bald monk carved seated atop a rocky ledge, the left hand resting on the bent left knee, the right leg pendent, dressed in loose-fitting robes with gilt hems and traces of blue, green and red pigment, the wrinkled face with a pensive expression beneath a furrowed brow and framed by pendent earlobes, traces of pigment - Height 22... [Lire la suite]