29 août 2019

A rare well-carved white marble figure of a pensive bodhisattva, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618)

Lot 848. A rare well-carved white marble figure of a pensive bodhisattva, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The bodhisattva is shown seated in a pensive pose, with the right leg drawn up to support his elbow and the left hand holding a sacred petal-shaped object. The body is draped with long bead necklaces, and the head is backed by a lotus-form aureole with floral scroll... [Lire la suite]

16 août 2019

A white marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577)

Lot 183. A white marble head of Buddha, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577); 11 in. (28.0 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 43,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010. The soft face with a serene expression, carved with downcast eyes, straight nose, and small chin below the well-delineated mouth set in a subtle smile, with elongated, pendulous earlobes, curled hair and usnisa. Provenance: Purchased in Spain, 4 November 1988.  Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

A large and rare white marble carving of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 120. A large and rare white marble carving of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907); 94 cm high. Estimate: 600,000-800,000 USD. Lot Sold 740,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. beautifully carved in the round, standing in contrapposto with a basket held in the proper right hand, the body lavishly adorned with beaded necklaces in scalloped tiers and jeweled pendants, an elaborate multi-strand necklace harness crossed over the sensual, rounded belly and looped to either side, pendent over... [Lire la suite]
11 décembre 2018

A white marble figure of bodhisattva, Western Wei dynasty, 6th century

Lot 100. A white marble figure of bodhisattva, Western Wei dynasty, 6th century. H. : 24,8 cm (9 3/4 in.). Estimation 2 500 - 3 000 €. Vendu 9 750 €. © Artcurial Représenté debout sur un lotus et une base rectangulaire, auréolé, vêtu d'une longue robe, le visage serein, inscription et datation 549 sur la base. Artcurial. Vente Art d’Asie - 10 décembre 2018  
13 septembre 2018

A very rare white marble 'Mythical beast' stone panel, early Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 4. A very rare white marble 'Mythical beast' stone panel, early Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 16 in., 40.6 cm; Width 19 3/4  in., 50.2 cm. Estimate: 150,000 — 250,000 USD. Lot sold 300,000. © Sotheby's. the rectangular fragment deftly carved in relief with a mythical leonine beast depicted in profile striding forward with the interior fore paw raised in motion, the jaws agape in a ferocious aspect, a pointed ear set behind the jaw and below a single curved horn, the... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2018

A white marble figure of seated Buddha, Northern Qi-Sui dynasty, 6th century or later

Lot 917. A white marble figure of seated Buddha, Northern Qi-Sui dynasty, 6th century or later; 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 118,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The figure is shown seated in padmasana with the legs and feet covered by the draped robe except for one toe. The right hand is raised in abhaya mudra while the left hand rests in the lap. The face has a serene expression delineated by finely arched brows... [Lire la suite]

20 janvier 2017

Passion & Desire from Antiquity to the Present Day at Sotheby's

  Nicolaes Pietersz. Berchem and studio, Jupiter disguised as Diana seducing the nymph Callisto. Estimate £30,000–40,000. Photo: Sotheby's. LONDON.- Across the centuries, art has always been intrinsically linked to expressions of passion and sensuality. ‘Erotic: Passion & Desire’ will encompass representations of love and sex from antiquity to the present day, exploring themes from the beauty of desire to representations of the male nude, to the carnal act itself, stripped of metaphor. Featuring over 100... [Lire la suite]
25 août 2016

Middle Eastern Art & Chinese ceramics lead Skinner's Asian Works of Art Auction

Lot 387. Cinnabar Vase, detail, China, 18th-19th century. Estimate $3,000-5,000. Photo Skinner. BOSTON, MASS.- Skinner, Inc. will present an Asian Works of Art auction of over 700 lots on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11AM, coinciding with Asia week auctions in New York City. The auction features several important private collections, including early Middle Eastern ceramics and manuscripts, tomb pottery from the Han and Tang periods, and an exceptional collection of early monochrome miniature ceramics from the Tang... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2015

I.M. Chait announces March 22 auction of premier Chinese and other Asian art, led by superb gilt-bronze Bodhisattva

Important  gilt bronze Bodhisattva Vajrasattva, Ming Dynasty, Xuande six-character Mark and of the Period. Estimate $400,000-500,000. © I. M. Chait Gallery.  BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – Asia Week in New York attracts a global contingent of art buyers who travel many thousands of miles – primarily from China – to immerse themselves in a frenzied schedule of specialty shows, exhibitions and other activities around Manhattan. But a new West Coast tradition embraced by Asian art... [Lire la suite]
02 juillet 2014

Brun Fine Arts at MASTERPIECES London 2014

Enea leaving Troy with his brother Anchise and son Ascanio, France, late 17th century. Photo courtesy Brun Fine Arts. A Marble Bust of a Lady, Florence, 18th century. Photo courtesy Brun Fine Arts. Portrait of Bartolomeo Compagni, Oil on panel, Florence, 16th century. Photo courtesy Brun Fine Arts. A Silver Plaque with s Relief of a Young Man, Rome, early 19th century. Photo courtesy Brun Fine Arts. White Marble Busts of Mars and Minerva, on a black portor marble pedestal, Italy, early 19th century; h. 67 cm. Photo... [Lire la suite]