11 avril 2011

Ten best of Vestiges from China’s Imperial History @ Sotheby's Hong Kong

An Important lmperial White Jade Seal With An Imperial Poem Qianlong Yuti Mark, Jiaqing Period, Dated To 1796. Photo Sotheby's of large square form, surmounted by a superbly carved pair of addorsed dragons, each powerfully carved with alert eyes and flaring nostrils above curling whiskers and a jaw bearing sharp fangs, the scales and flowing mane meticulously incised, the two scaly bodies tightly intertwined and crouching on the haunches, pierced through the centre with an aperture, the four vertical sides incised with an... [Lire la suite]
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21 décembre 2010

Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara, Guanyin & boddhisattva en bronze. Chine, Dynastie Ming

Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara en bronze doré. Chine, Dynastie Ming, XVE-XVIE siècle. photo Sotheby's assis en dhyanasana, un bol dans la main gauche, la main droite relevée tenant une tige, l'expression sereine, les yeux mi-clos, une robe nouée sous la poitrine, un châle recouvrant sa tête et son diadème orné du bouddha Amithabu, la robe richement ciselée laissant apparaître son collier; 51 x 37 x 25 cm, 20 x 14 1/2 x 9 4/5 in. Est. 350,000—450,000 EUR. Lot Sold 612,750 EUR NOTE: This figure of Avalokitesvara is... [Lire la suite]
01 juin 2010

fine gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara. Yuan-early Ming Dynasty

A fine gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara. Yuan-early Ming Dynasty. photo Bonhams The male aspect of the bodhisattva portrayed seated in dhyanasana, with hands in dhyanamudra, the serene face with downcast eyes, curling moustache and spikey beard, all below an elaborate headband centred with an image of Amitabha Buddha depicted seated on a lotus, the head covered with tight curls, dressed as a monk in a robe with chased borders, the exposed chest adorned with a simple necklace. 23.5cm (9 1/4in) high. Estimate: HK$300,000 -... [Lire la suite]
25 mai 2009

An extremely rare documentary parcel-gilt lacquered-wood figure of Avalokitesvara. Dated 10th year of Chenghua, AD1475

An extremely rare documentary parcel-gilt lacquered-wood figure of Avalokitesvara. Dated 10th year of Chenghua, corresponding to AD1475 and of the period The figure seated in vajrasana on a pierced rockwork pedestal with graduating crevices, the hands held in dhyana mudra, the finely incised hair falling in braids onto the shoulders and around the ears and swept into a topknot held by a ruyi diadem encircled by the elaborate tri-lobed crown carved with a seated Amitabha amidst cloud scrolls, the face with eyes... [Lire la suite]