23 février 2011

Chinese coral carvings, 20th century.

A carved coral study of a dragon. 20th Century. photo courtesy Bonhams The intricately worked branch of coral terminating as a many whiskered dragon head at one end and a feathered tail at the other, the sides carved as individual scales amongst ruyi-shaped cloud tufts. 15 1/2in (39.5cm) long - Estimate: $1,000 - 1,500 A pair of coral figural carvings. 20th Century. photo courtesy Bonhams Including one of Budai portrayed with gleeful expression in loose fitting robes with his eponymous sack slung over his... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2011

International Dealer John Eskenazi to Bring Spectacular Sculptures to New York

Dancing Shiva, Eastern India, Bihar or Bengal, 5th/6th century. Terracotta. Height: 25 cm. NEW YORK, NY.- A wonderful selection of rare and beautiful Asian sculptures will be brought to New York by John Eskenazi for his annual New York exhibition Recent Acquisitions at Adam Williams Fine Art Ltd, from Wednesday 16 to Wednesday 30 March 2011, as part of Asian Art Dealers New York (AADNY) and coinciding with Asia Week. London-based John Eskenazi is one of the world’s most respected dealers in Indian, Gandharan, Himalayan and... [Lire la suite]
23 décembre 2010

Religious life in "The world of Kubilai Khan" @ Metropolitan Museum New York

Buddha, either Shakyamuni or Akshobhya, late 13th–early 14th century, Yuan dynasty (1271–1368), China. Gilt bronze; H. 13 in. (33 cm), W. 10 1/4 in. (26 cm). Lent by The Palace Museum Although this Buddha's pointed topknot, triangular face, narrow nose, powerful physique, and scanty clothing are based on Indian artistic traditions, several features suggest that this sculpture was made in China. These include the pudginess of the hands and feet and the patterning in the drapery beneath the crossed legs and on the left... [Lire la suite]
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]
20 novembre 2010

Statuaire bouddhiste, époque Ming @ Cornette de Saint Cyr

Importante Tête de Lohan. Chine, époque Ming © Cornette de Saint Cyr Au crâne rasé et aux lobes traditionnellement étirés. L'expression du visage reflète une heureuse sérénité. Marbre blanc. Quelques accidents visibles. Estimation : 3 500 / 4 500 €Provenance : Collection de Madame A. (Belgique) Belle Tête de Bodhisattva. Chine, époque Ming ou légèrement antérieur © Cornette de Saint Cyr Traditionnellement coiffée d'une haute tiare ornée de motifs végétaux. On notera la belle expression sereine du visage de la... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2010

A fine gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, possibly Samantabhadra, China, Ming dynasty

A fine gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, possibly Samantabhadra, China, Ming dynasty. photo courtesy Nagel inscribed at the reverse side on the shoulder: tianxia emei shengjing and on the robe chaoyangmen nanxiaojie sun lian zao zhu. H. 47,5 cm - Estimate 60 000 / 80 000 € Nagel Auktionen. Asian Art. November 4th 2010 www.auction.de
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23 octobre 2010

Sculpture de Bodhisattva en bronze représenté assis en padmasana. Chine, dynastie Ming, XVIIe siècle

Sculpture de Bodhisattva en bronze représenté assis en padmasana. Chine, dynastie Ming, XVIIe siècle. photo courtesy Pierre Bergé & associés Traces de laque or. (un doigt cassé). H_63 cm - Estimation : 20 000 - 30 000 € Pierre Bergé & associés. Orient - Extrême Orient. Lundi 15 novembre à 14h00. Drouot-Richelieu - Salle 7 - Paris. EMail : contact@pba-auctions.com
01 octobre 2010

Xiangtangshan, Head of a Bodhisattva (Attendant of Maitreya), mid sixth century, Limestone with traces of pigment. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Purchased from C. T. Loo, with funds from James B. Ford, 1918, C354. Photography by John Tsantes. CHICAGO, IL.- The University of Chicago’s Smart Museum of Art and the Smithsonian Institution’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery present Echoes of the Past: The Buddhist Cave Temples of Xiangtangshan, a major new traveling exhibition that traces the historical... [Lire la suite]
01 juillet 2010

Importante tête de bodhisattva en grès gris, Chine, époque Ming (1368-1644)

Importante tête de bodhisattva en grès gris, Chine, époque Ming (1368-1644). photo courtesy Salle des ventes Pillet les yeux mi-clos, la coiffe ornée d'un diadème sculpté et à traces de polychromie d'un bouddha assis entouré de fleurs. (Petits accidents) Haut. 33 cm. Estimation : 8 000 / 10 000 € Salle des ventes Pillet - 27480 Lyons-la-Forêt. Vente du Dimanche 4 juillet 2010. 1, rue de la Libération - 27480 Lyons-la-Forêt. Cabinet PORTIER Expert. Pour tout renseignement, veuillez contacter Maître Jean-François Pillet au... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2010

Top Ten Results from Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections sale

Theow H. Tow, Deputy Chairman of Christie’s Americas and Honorary Chairman of Christie's Asia said: “We are thrilled once again with the excellent sale of Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, which totaled $4,005,250, tripling its pre-sale expectations.  We welcomed a number of new collectors and witnessed competitive bidding with a rate of 99% sold by value and 96% sold by lot, and with many lots selling for prices well above their estimates.  The top lot, a very rare large limestone figure of a kneeling... [Lire la suite]