29 mars 2020

A large dated cast-iron figure of a seated luohan, Ming dynasty, dated 14th year of Chenghua, corresponding to 1478

Lot 2058. A large dated cast-iron figure of a seated luohan, Ming dynasty, dated 14th year of Chenghua, corresponding to 1478, and of the period; 30 in. (76.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 137,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The figure is shown seated wrapped within his layered priest's robes. His face is cast with prominent features set in a stern, contemplative expression enhanced by the sharply angled eyes below bushy brows, and he has... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2019

A blue and white figure of a seated luohan, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619)

Lot 735. A blue and white figure of a seated luohan, Ming dynasty, Wanli period (1573-1619). Height 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot Sold 40,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled, the figure seated in dhyanasana atop a tall, slightly waisted rockwork pedestal, one hand holding a flame symbol, the other at the waist pulling the edge of the long voluminous sleeve closer to the body, the loose robes falling in rhythmic folds around the body, the head... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2017

Seated Luohan, China, Ming Dynasty, 16th century

Seated Luohan, China, Ming Dynasty, 16th century. Height: 61cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. This figure, made of glazed pottery, represents a Luohan seated on rockwork with one hand resting on a raised knee. He is dressed in loose fitting robes, secured with a ring fastening. The face has a serene, contemplative expression and on the forehead is an urna – symbolizing wisdom.Large scale ceramic glazed figures, such as this one, were mainly produced for religious purposes and were... [Lire la suite]
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17 septembre 2016

A painted stoneware figure of a seated luohan, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century

Lot 1233. A painted stoneware figure of a seated luohan, late Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century. Estimate: USD 12,000 ~ 18,000. Price Realised USD 50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The demonstrative figure is shown seated with right arm raised and bent at the elbow and the hand held in a fist, while the left hand rests on his knee. He wears loose monk's robes, and his face is well modeled in a grimace. There are traces of red, green and flesh-toned pigments, with details in... [Lire la suite]