27 mars 2019

A sandstone figure of Avalokiteshvara, Khmer, Angkor Period, Angkor Wat Style, 12th century

Lot 36. A sandstone figure of Avalokiteshvara, Khmer, Angkor Period, Angkor Wat Style, 12th century; 30 in. (76.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 400,000 - USD 600,000. Price realised USD 425,000. Christie's Images Ltd 2015 Clad in a short sampot carved with parallel pleats and secured with a jeweled belt and with a double-butterfly sash in front, his rounded face with delicately outlined lips and long pendulous earlobes, the hair arranged in a conical topknot centered by a diminutive figure of... [Lire la suite]

13 décembre 2016

The Raphy Star Collection sells for over $2 million and sets a new record

 A large Chinese wooden sculpture of a Luohan, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (13th-14th century) and the banknote found inside. Estimate: AUD$40,000-60,000. Sold for: AUD$47,120. Photo Mosgreen SYDNEY.- The Raphy Star Collection of Important Asian Art achieved a new record for a single-owner collection of Asian Art in Sydney last night with a total of over AUD$2 million ($2,009,700).  The top selling lot, a rare and beautifully carved Chinese polychrome wood sculpture of a Bodhisattva, Song Dynasty, 11th century sold for... [Lire la suite]
07 juin 2016

A sandstone figure of a standing Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550–577)

Lot 88. A sandstone figure of a standing Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550–577). Estimate: 30,000 EUR - 40,000 EUR. Photo Kunsthaus Lempertz A sandstone figure of a standing Buddha, the garment falling in elegant pleats. Traces of red colours at the the arms and inside the pleats. Northern Qi dynasty. Mounted on a black metal stand. Height 59 cmProvenance: Private collection, France, acquired in Hong Kong in the 1980sAcquired by the present owner in London in 2010 Kunsthaus Lempertz. Asian... [Lire la suite]