24 juin 2011

Huanghuali Chairs Lead Stellar $11.5 Million Fine Asian Works of Art Sale at Bonhams & Butterfields

A pair of huanghuali continuous yoke back armchairs, nanguanmaoyi, 17th/18th Century, 46 1/2in (118.1cm). Sold for $1,498,000. Photo: Courtesy of Bonhams & Butterfields SAN FRANCISCO, CA.- Bonhams & Butterfields’ Fine Asian Works of Art auction on June 21, 2011 in San Francisco brought more than $11.5-million, with a rare pair of huanghuali continuous yoke back armchairs, 17th/18th century, leading the sale by bringing $1.49 million USD. One of many attractions among the Chinese furniture to be offered, the chairs were from... [Lire la suite]
17 avril 2011

Yellow jadeite @ Sotheby's. Magnificent Jewels and Jadeite, 06 Apr 11, Hong Kong

Icy jadeite and jadeite 'Guan Yin' pendant and yellow jadeite, tsavorite garnet and diamond 'Gourd' pendant. Photo Sotheby's icy jadeite, yellow diamond, tsavorite garnet, diamond and gold The Guan Yin of highly translucent icy jadeite material, resting on a lotus throne holding two lotus flowers, surmounted by an inverted pear-shaped jadeite of translucent emerald green colour, framed by brilliant-cut diamonds, extending to the halo, mounted in 18 karat white and pink gold; the carved gourd of yellowish-brown colour and good... [Lire la suite]
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15 avril 2011

Carved boxwood seated buddha & Daoist. Qing Dynasty, 18th & 19th Century

A carved boxwood seated buddha. Qing Dynasty, 18th Century. Photo Sotheby's. the rotund figure wearing a loose robe, with a loving and jovial expression, supporting a little boy playfully climbing on his shoulder, the wood of rich, golden brown colour, wood stand; 12 cm., 4 3/4 in. Estimate 100,000—150,000 HKD. Lot Sold  162,500 HKD A carved boxwood figure of a seated Daoist. Qing Dynasty, 19th Century. Photo Sotheby's. elegantly carved in the round as a seated Daoist immortal, dressed in loosely fitted robes decorated... [Lire la suite]
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11 mars 2011

Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art to Be Offered at Sotheby's in New York

An Important Imperial Nian Rebellion Battle Painting 'Siege Of Pingyu', from a set of eighteen paintings commemorating the campaign of the victories over the Nian, 1853-1868, by Qingkuang et al. Qing Dynasty, Guangxu Period, ink and colour on paper, framed and under glass, 122 x 54 in., 309.9 x 137.1 cm. Est. $800,000 - 1,200,000. NEW YORK, N.Y.- On 23 March 2011 Sotheby’s Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art sale will offer superb examples of Chinese painting, jades, furniture, ceramics and other works of art. The 200 lot sale... [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]
06 novembre 2010

Buddhas, Quan Am et Bodhisattvas vietnamiens @ Cornette de Saint Cyr

Superbe Buddha, ca 18° siècle. Vietnam. photo courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr Assis en méditation, vêtu d'un ample costume, les mains en dhyâna-mudrâ. On notera le beau traitement du costume, et surtout celui de la coiffure qui propose de nombreuses variations dans les boucles. Cette sculpture compte sans nul doute parmi les plus belles réalisations du style et de la période. Bois laqué noir et rouge avec restes de dorure. H. 67 cm. Estimation : 5 000 / 8 000 € Deux Statues de Bodhisattva, ca 18° siècle. Vietnam. photo... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2010

Buddha. Terre cuite. Inde du Nord-Est ou Bangladesh. ca 6° siècle

Buddha. Terre cuite. Inde du Nord-Est ou Bangladesh. ca 6° siècle. photo courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr H. : 23 cm - Estimation : 8 000 / 10 000 €Plaque de parement ornée d'une figure du Buddha assis en vajraparyankasana (attitude du lotus).En dépit d'accidents et de manques visibles, on notera le beau modelé du corps, des pieds et du visage qui sont totalement caractéristiques de l'esthétique Gupta.Provenance : Collection privée EuropéenneCette sculpture est accompagnée d'une analyse de thermoluminescence, au résultat cohérent... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2010

Scènes de la vie du Buddha. Schiste. Art du Gandhara. ca 2°-4° siècles

Scènes de la vie du Buddha. Schiste. Art du Gandhara. ca 2°-4° siècles. photo courtesy Cornette de Saint Cyr H. : 40 cm - Ce bel ornement architectural reprenant la forme classique de l'arc indien (kudu), présente trois épisodes de la vie du Buddha.Au registre inférieur, on peut identifier la “grand départ”, évasion du Buddha du palais de son père, monté sur son cheval.Au dessus, il est figuré en méditation entouré d'adorants, et le cartouche supérieur nous le présente debout, la main droite en varadamudra, la gauche... [Lire la suite]
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13 octobre 2010

Icy jadeite and diamond jewelry @ Sotheby's, Hong Kong

Icy jadeite and diamond demi-parure. photo courtesy Sotheby's The necklace composed of thirteen highly translucent oval icy jadeite cabochons, framed by brilliant-cut diamonds, joined by brilliant-cut diamond-set links, length approximately 400mm; pair of matching earrings, each similarly-set with oval and round icy jadeite cabochons; and a ring set with an oval icy jadeite cabochon of matching colour and translucency; mounted in 18 karat blackened gold. (3); cabochons on necklace, ring and earrings approximately 13.63 x 11.65... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2010

A rare bronze figure of Buddha. Vietnam, Cham period, 9th century

A rare bronze figure of Buddha. Vietnam, Cham period, 9th century.  Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010 Standing on a circular base with his right hand in abhaya mudra and his left holding the end of his sanghati, chakras incised on the palms, his face with inlaid pupils and urna, the hair rising to a tiered conical ushnisha; 14 in. (35.5. cm.) high - Estimate $80,000 - $100,000 Provenance: Biancardi Collection, Paris and Sydney, formed 1960s-1980sAcquired in Sydney, 2003 Property from a private Australian collection ... [Lire la suite]
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