30 mars 2019

A Sandstone Figure of Bodhisattva, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century

Lot 3440. A Sandstone Figure of Bodhisattva, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century. H 180.5cm. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - 4,500,000 (USD 445,841 - 573,224). Lot sold HKD 4,130,000 (USD 526,038). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Purchased in Los Angeles in 1990S2. Christie's Los Angeles, 4 December 1998, lot.47  Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 2:00PM
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25 février 2019

An exceptional sandstone head of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty, Yungang Caves, late 5th Century

Lot 727. An exceptional sandstone head of Buddha, Northern Wei dynasty, Yungang Caves, late 5th Century; 12 in., 30.5 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 228,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the fine white granular sandstone well carved in subtle volumes to form an elongated head with crisp bow-shaped lips tenderly lifted at the corners in a beatific smile above the channeled dimple on the chin, the long nose rising to the slightly downcast eyes defined by... [Lire la suite]
20 février 2019

A sandstone figure of a female deity, Khmer, Baphuon style, 11th century

Lot 1108. A sandstone figure of a female deity, Khmer, Baphuon style, 11th century; 28 1/8 in. (71.4 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Dressed in a long sampot with pendent fish-tail pleat secured with a simple belt tied at the waist, the face with wide mouth and heavy-lidded eyes, the hair finely delineated with the locks arranged in a bun and secured with a headband. Provenance: William H. Wolff, New York, 7 January 1984.The Irving Collection,... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2019

Two rare sandstone wall fragments of apsaras, Song-Early Ming dynasty, 10th-14th century

Lot 1214. Two rare sandstone wall fragments of apsaras, Song-Early Ming dynasty, 10th-14th century; 29 and 27½ in. (73.7 and 69.8 cm.) long. Estimate $20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realised $20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Each deeply carved as a celestial female attendant shown in flight, wearing a long skirt and billowing scarf, with a bangle at the wrist, the hair parted in the middle and gathered in loops at the shoulders, one holding a censer, the other holding what may be the stem of a lotus,... [Lire la suite]
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]