07 janvier 2011

Kangxi period & 19th century Biscuit-glazed famille verte @ Christie's. Chinese Export Art , 25 January 2011, New York

A large pair of  Biscuit-glazed famille verte Buddhist Lions, Kangxi period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 The seated lions modeled with open jaws, revealing their fangs and red tongues, their bodies richly decorated with molded manes and breasts and legs, while their heads are applied with colorful curly hair and eyebrows and their ears are veined as leaves while their spines are decorated with yellow spotted bamboo above a notch to hold a removable tail, gilt shou medallions between their bulging eyes, fitted wood... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2010

Three pairs of buddhist lions, Kangxi period @ Christie's New York

A large pair of turquoise and aubergine buddhist lions. Kangxi period. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd., 2010 A female with clambering pup at her feet and a male with loose, pierced brocade ball, modeled in mirror image with open jaws revealing teeth, fangs and tongue left in the biscuit, their loose eyes picked out in black, at the back of the male's base a cyclical date wu chen, probably for 1668, and a three-character potter's mark are inscribed; 14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm.) high (2) - Est. $20,000 - $30,000 A pair of... [Lire la suite]
22 mai 2009

A pair of gilt-copper repoussé 'lion' panels. Tibet, 19th century

A pair of gilt-copper repoussé 'lion' panels. Tibet, 19th century Each panel decorated in high relief with a roaring lion standing on his hind legs with his front legs raised and each holding a pearl, the head, scrolling mane and eyebrows above the bulging eyes and nose, the jaws open revealing the menacing teeth and tongue touching the upper lip, adorned with a beaded necklace with scrolling foliage. 62.7cm (24¾in) wide. Sold for £13,200 Note: Tibetan stupas and statues are typically decorated with a pair of... [Lire la suite]