21 août 2021

Top Five of Buddhist Art Online including a Private Hong Kong Collection of Gandharan Sculpture at Bonhams,2021

Lot 16. A schist head of a bodhisattva, Ancient region of Gandhara, 3rd-4th century; 25 cm (9 7/8 in.) high. Sold for HK$502,500. © Bonhams 2001-2021 The sculpture portrays a noble Buddhist bodhisattva with an air of quiet authority. His heavy-lidded eyes, aquiline nose, high cheekbones, and strong chin are finished with a fine polish. His broad, crisp moustache draws our gaze to the leonine earrings on either side. His wavy locks arranged into a tall bun like a blazing fire, secured by two beaded circlets. The larger... [Lire la suite]

29 juin 2021

An important and finely painted thangka of luohan Kanakavatsa, Ming dynasty, 15-16th century

Lot 3025. An important and finely painted thangka of Luohan Kanakavatsa, Ming dynasty, 15-16th century. Thangka: 31 1/8 x 19 7/8 in. (79 x 50.5 cm.); Overall: 55 5/8 x 27 9/16 in. (141.3 x 70 cm.). Estimate HKD 4,000,000 - HKD 6,000,000. Price realised HKD 5,250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 The thangka is superbly painted depicting the Luohan Kanakavatsa seated on a rock with a halo surrounding his head, holding a running knot in his hands, accompanied... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2019

Outstanding Private Collections at Lempertz

The upcoming two-day Asian art auction offers once again high-quality artworks from all corners of Asia, featuring three noteworthy German private collections: The Gerda and Gottfried Hertel Collection (lots 329 – 343) with primarily archaic Chinese bronzes, the equally exciting Gerda Sökeland Collection with important Tibetan thangkas and a second part featuring a fine selection of Tibetan and Nepalese sculptures. No less remarkable is the collection of Japanese inrô from the property of German lady ... The top lots of the... [Lire la suite]
21 novembre 2019

Les Arts d'Asie à l'honneur, le 12 décembre chez Christie's Paris

Lot 42. Rare et important paravent à douze feuilles en laque de Coromandel, Chine, Dynastie Qing, Epoque Kangxi, Daté de 1699. Estimation : €200,000-400,000. Price realised: EUR 2,110,000. © Christie’s images limited Paris – Le 12 décembre prochain, le département d’Art d’Asie présentera sa seconde vente de l’année. Réunissant 238 lots pour une estimation globale comprise entre 5.1 et 7.6 millions d’euros, cette vente propose un éventail complet des arts décoratifs asiatiques présentant plusieurs objets à... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2019

A rare silk brocade thangka, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1243. A rare silk brocade thangka, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 27 in. (68.6 cm.) x 20¼ in. (51.4 cm.). Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 170,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. Woven in blue, green, peach, ochre and gold threads depicting Buddha seated indhyanasana on a lotus throne and holding an alms bowl in his lap, surrounded by Vaisravana, the Yellow and Black Jambhalas, Avalokitesvara, Padmapani, Visvabhu, Kasyapa and the white and green Taras, mounted. Compare an almost identical, though... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2019

An important and extremely rare early Ming kesi thangka, Yongle period (1403-1425)

Lot 3065. An important and extremely rare early Ming kesi thangka, Yongle period (1403-1425); 12 x 12 3/4 in. (30.5 x 32.4). Estimate HKD 950,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 4,820,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 The composition is exquisitely worked with brocade, satin, and embroidered silk appliqués, some detailed with satin stitches and outlined with couched cords to accentuate outlines, the central image depicting Sakyamuni, one hand held across the lower chest and the other... [Lire la suite]
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07 août 2019

An exceptionally rare embroidered-applique silk brocade thangka, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century 

Lot 3063. An exceptionally rare embroidered-applique silk brocade thangka, Ming dynasty, 16th-17th century; 28 x 49 1/2 in. (71.1 x 125.7 cm.) overall. Estimate HKD 950,000 - HKD 1,200,000. Price Realized HKD 7,100,000. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2010 The composition is exquisitely worked with brocade, satin, and embroidered silk appliqués, some detailed with satin stitches and outlined with couched cords to accentuate outlines, the central image depicting Sakyamuni, one hand held across the lower... [Lire la suite]
31 juillet 2019

A rare Imperial thangka of Ushnishavijaya, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795)

Lot 3653. A rare Imperial thangka of Ushnishavijaya, Qing dynasty, Qianlong period (1736-1795); 114 by 70 cm., 44 7/8  by 27 1/2  in. Estimate  600,000 — 800,000 HKD. Lot sold 750,000 HKD. © Sotheby's finely painted on cotton with Ushnishavijaya, the three-headed Goddess of Longevity, below Amitayus and above White and Green Tara, all set against a vivid blue and green landscape background, mounted in silk, framed. Note: This large and vividly painted thangka is... [Lire la suite]
14 décembre 2018

Christie's France Asian Art sale achieves €7.1M

PARIS.- The Asian Art sale totaled €7,175,000 selling 87% by value, a result far above the presale estimate. The top lot of the sale was an important Thangka representing the Mandala of Vajravarahi which sold for €607,500 against a presale estimate of €400,000-600,000. This piece was part of the exceptional collection of Lionel and Danielle Fournier which 74 lots realised a great total of €3,588,750. Lot 13. An important framed thangka depicting the mandala of Vajravarahi, Tibet, 13th century. Dimensions: 42,5... [Lire la suite]
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08 décembre 2018

A fine thangka of the fifth Dalai Lama, Tibet, late 18th century

Lot 127. A fine thangka of the fifth Dalai Lama, Tibet, late 18th century; 72 x 48 cm. Estimate 8000-12,000 €. Lot sold 38,000 €. © Nagel Auktionen Depicting the life of Dalai Lama Ngag.dbang blo-bzang rga-mtsho (1617-1682). Avalokiteshvara, his left hand holding the cakra. The Fifth Dalai Lama is seated in the center of the painting with legs crossed on a cushion wearing finely painted monastic robes, his face with mesmerizing expression, specific bonnet, in front of him lamas and laymen presenting... [Lire la suite]
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