13 septembre 2018

A rare sandstone relief fragment of an apsara, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 3. A rare sandstone relief fragment of an apsara, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 21 1/4 in., 54 cm. Estimate: 100,000 — 150,000 USD. Lot sold 362,500 .© Sotheby's. the graceful spirit shown in three-quarter view, kneeling on the proper left leg, with the right arm resting on the bent right knee, the left arm raised high and holding a floral medallion, the torso turned frontally, adorned in robes vertically incised, the head tilted and looking up, the serene face with a benevolent... [Lire la suite]

27 mars 2018

A rare and large sandstone head of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 3029. A rare and large sandstone head of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534); 40 cm, 15 3/4  in. Estimate 2,500,000 — 3,500,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 sensitively carved with an elongated face accentuated with downcast eyes below gracefully arched eyebrows, the serene countenance centred with a pronounced long nose, above lips tenderly lifted at the corners in a beatific smile, framed by a pair of pendulous earlobes and hair neatly swept up into a... [Lire la suite]
26 octobre 2017

A rare sandstone head of a Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 87. A rare sandstone head of a Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 78,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the elongated face with eyes downcast, the curve of the lids defined by crescent-shape lines, below gracefully arched brows, the long nose with slightly flared nostrils and the corners of the mouth lifted in a beatific expression, the hair swept up behind the pendulous ears into a simple domed ushnisha, the grainy stone of mottled grey color,... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2015

Galerie Hioco, 'Art of India and Nepal and Dong Son Bronzes' at Asia Week New York 2015.

Gandhara head of Buddha in grey schist, Circa 2nd century AD. Height: 24.5 cm (9 5/8 inches). Galerie Hioco at Asia Week New York 2015.  Jina Tirthankara. India, Rajasthan or Gujarat, 11th century. Sandstone. Height: 39 ⅜ inches (100 cm). Galerie Hioco at Asia Week New York 2015.  Chintamani Lokeshvara. Nepal, Kathmandu Valley, 15th century. Polychrome wood. Height: 26 ½ inches (67 cm). Galerie Hioco at Asia Week New York 2015.    Stele of Vishnu. India,... [Lire la suite]
18 mars 2014

Sotheby's announces an exceptional gathering of contemporary ink paintings and literati objects

The “Liu Yun Xie" Root Wood Scholar’s Rock, Qing Dynasty, 18th / 19th Century. Est. HK$300,000 – 500,000 / US$38,000 – 64,000. Photo: Sotheby's.  HONG KONG.- The sale of Contemporary Literati – A Gathering during Sotheby’s Hong Kong Spring Sales 2014 will take place on 7 April at Hall 5, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It aims at providing an aesthetic experience by presenting side by side some of the most exciting artists working in the ink medium today such as Cai Xiaosong, Li Huayi, Liu Dan, Peng Wei, Xu Lei,... [Lire la suite]
16 mars 2014

Sandstone standing Buddha, China, Northern Wei dynasty, late 5th to early 6th century

Sandstone standing Buddha, China, Northern Wei dynasty, late 5th to early 6th century. Photo courtesy Ben Janssens Oriental Art Ltd. Height: 94 1/8 inches, 239 cm. Width: 45 1/4 inches, 115 cm. Depth: 13 inches, 33 cm This impressive standing Buddha of superb quality is an excellent example of Buddhist sculpture of the Northern Wei dynasty. The Chinese style robes suggest that it was carved after 486 AD, when the decree of changing to Chinese dress was published. The fairly full-bodied figure, the pleated garments spreading... [Lire la suite]

07 mars 2014

Celestial Deities: Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture Ca. 500-1100 CE on view at Throckmorton Fine Art

China, Head of Buddha, Northern Qi-Sui Period, Marble, ca. 550-618 CE, H: 12 in. Photo: Throckmorton Fine Art. NEW YORK, NY.- To coincide with Asia Week in March, 2014 Throckmorton Fine Art is presenting a special exhibition titled, “ Celestial Deities: Early Chinese Buddhist Sculpture CA 500 – 1100 CE”. A detailed catalogue has been published to accompany this New York show which will remain on view through April 26th.  According to Spencer Throckmorton, “The thirty-one Early Buddhist Sculptures are rare survivors of... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2014

Karim Grusenmeyer: Exquisite sculpture & objects @ Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

A Chinese wall relief representing a mythical qilin.  Terra cotta. Late Ming to early Qing dynasty, 17th Century. H. 196 X W. 170 cm. TL Tested. Photo courtesy Karim Grusenmeyer Mucalinda sheltering Gautama Buddha. Sandstone, remains of lacquer, Mon Dvaravati, Thailand, 8th to 9th Century. H 38,5 cm. photo credit Studio Roger Asselberghs-Frédéric Dehaen Art Loss Register ref # S00031713 Karim Grusenmeyer is a sinologist specialized in exquisite sculpture, objects of beauty and jewelry from China, Southeast- and South... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2014

Carlos Cruanas. Art of India, Himalaya and South East Asia @ Asian Art in Brussels. 4 to 8 June 2014

Cauvisi with Jina Parsvanatha, Madhya Pradesh, India, 10th century. Sandstone; h. 64 cm. Photo courtesy Carlos Cruanas Provenance: Private European collection acquired 1990. Sothebys London Published: Sacred Art of Indic Traditions, 2005 Vaishnava Saint, South India, Vijayanagara period, circa 14th century. Bronze. Heigth: 64 cm. Photo courtesy Carlos Cruanas Carlos Cruanas has travelled extensively throughout Asia since 1975 and has lived for long periods in India, Nepal and Thailand. His initial anthropological curiosity... [Lire la suite]
20 décembre 2013

Sandstone Salabanjika. Central India, probably Madhya Pradesh, 10th-11th century

Sandstone Salabanjika. Central India, probably Madhya Pradesh, 10th-11th century. Photo courtesy Jonathan Tucker-Antonia Tozer Red sandstone. 43 inches (109 cm) Jonathan Tucker-Antonia Tozer. "An Important Group of Sculptures from India and Southeast Asia". Arader Galleries, 29 East 72nd Street, New York 10021. T (212) 628 3668 - M +44 796 802 5742 - jonathantucker1@aol.com - www.asianartresource.com. Asia Week New York. A Celebration of Asian Art. MARCH 14–22, 2014