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]
22 mai 2009

A monumental repoussé gilt-copper head of Sakyamuni Buddha. Tibet, 19th century or possibly earlier

A monumental repoussé gilt-copper head of Sakyamuni Buddha. Tibet, 19th century or possibly earlier The benevolent face with serene smile and lotus petal-shaped eyes surmounted by painted arched eyebrow and a raised urna, the face applied on either side with long earlobes, the hair painted with azurite blue pigment, arranged in tight curls covering the usnisha with domed finial, elaborate high stand. The head 113.5cm (44¾in) high. (2). Estimate: £25,000 - 30,000 - Unsold Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]