09 mars 2010

Collection of Chinese soapstone carvings from the Collection of The Baroness Dunn

A Chinese soapstone carving of Guanyin. 17th/18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The elegant goddess seated in long robes, a cowl over her high top knot, carrying a scroll and prayer beads, a boy an attendant before her, the stone of a beige tone, raised upon a contrasting red toned rockwork base - 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) high - Estimate : £3,000 - £5,000 Provenance: with Spink & Son Ltd A Chinese soapstone carving of an immortal. 17th/18th century. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 The seated figure... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2010

A large Chinese carved wood figure of Manjusri, the bodhisattva of wisdom. Yuan/Ming dynasty (1279-1644)

A large Chinese carved wood figure of Manjusri, the bodhisattva of wisdom. Yuan/Ming dynasty (1279-1644). Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010 Seated on a recumbent mythical lion, the Manjusri with a serene countenance, wearing long robes and a five-leaf diadem accommodating a seated Amitabha - 56 in. (142 cm.) high - Estimate : £12,000 - £18,000 Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong, circa 1970 by Mrs. Mamie Howe, and thence by descent to her sister, Baroness Dunn, 1987. Notes: Manjusri is also known as Wenshushili Pusa, the... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2010

Christie’s to Offer An Asian Interior - The Private Collection of The Baroness Dunn

South Kensington – Christie’s is proud to announce the first auction from the calendar of Sunday sales for 2010 – the sale of the Property from the Collection of The Baroness Dunn, to be held at Christie’s South Kensington on Sunday, 14 March 2010. The sale will consist of property from the former Cotswold home of Lydia, Baroness Dunn, comprising approximately 160 lots and with estimates ranging from £200 to £30,000. The Baroness Dunn Lydia, Baroness Dunn has led a distinguished and highly celebrated career in both... [Lire la suite]