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Lot details

Tibet. The primordial Buddha seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base, his arms crossed in front, holding a vajra in his right hand and a ghanta in his left, wearing a tight-fitting robe and richly adorned with beaded and floral jewelry. His serene face with heavy-lidded eyes below gently arched brows centered by an urna, framed by his hair falling elegantly in curled strands over the shoulders and piled up into a topknot surmounted by a vajra behind the elaborate foliate crown.

Provenance: Old Viennese private collection, built over several generations between 1910 and 1975, thence by descent in the same family.
Condition: Excellent condition, commensurate with age. Some wear and casting irregularities. Small nicks, minor dents and losses, and light surface scratches. The base unsealed. Fine, naturally grown patina overall.

Weight: 750.1 g
Dimensions: Height 18 cm

Literature comparison:
Compare a related bronze of Vajradhara, dated 15th-16th century, in the collection of the British Museum, museum number 1979,0514.1.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Sotheby’s New York, 21 September 2007, lot 40
Price: USD 40,000 or approx. EUR 56,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A silver and copper inlaid bronze figure of Vajradhara, Western Tibet, 15th century

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s Paris, 12 June 2012, lot 415
Price: EUR 20,000 or approx. EUR 24,000 adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A copper and silver inlaid bronze figure of Vajradhara, Tibet, 15th century


品相:品相極佳,與年代相符,一些磨損和鑄造不規則。小刻痕、輕微的凹痕和缺損,表面有輕微的劃痕。底座開封。 整體包漿細膩。

重量:750.1 克
尺寸:高18 厘米

比較一件相近的十五至十六世紀青銅金剛總持 ,收藏於大英博物館,編號1979,0514.1。

拍賣:紐約蘇富比,2007年9月21日,lot 40
價格:USD 40,000(相當於今日EUR 56,000

拍賣:巴黎佳士得,2012年6月12日,lot 415
價格:EUR 20,000(相當於今日EUR 24,000


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