10th Dec, 2022 11:00

Asian Art Holiday Sale

 
  Lot 16
 

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A GILT COPPER-ALLOY FIGURE OF VAJRADHARA, 15th-16TH CENTURY OR EARLIER
十五至十六世紀或更早銅鎏金金剛總持

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€1,000
Estimate
€2,000
 

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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


十五至十六世紀或更早銅鎏金金剛總持
西藏。金剛總持結跏趺坐在雙層蓮座上。上身挺直,左右手臂戴釧,雙手當胸交叉,左手在內持鈴,右手在外持金剛杵,胸前的鈴與杵代表智慧與善巧的結合。造像頭戴五葉寶冠,眼眉細長,雙眉之間有白毫。耳垂戴圓鐺,頸戴瓔珞。

來源:維也納私人舊藏,整個收藏構建與1910-1975年間,歷經幾代人,保存在同一家族至今。
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

文獻比較:
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。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
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
描述:十五世紀西藏西部銅銀鑲嵌青銅金剛總持

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
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
描述:十五世紀西藏銅銀鑲嵌青銅金剛總持

 
 

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


十五至十六世紀或更早銅鎏金金剛總持
西藏。金剛總持結跏趺坐在雙層蓮座上。上身挺直,左右手臂戴釧,雙手當胸交叉,左手在內持鈴,右手在外持金剛杵,胸前的鈴與杵代表智慧與善巧的結合。造像頭戴五葉寶冠,眼眉細長,雙眉之間有白毫。耳垂戴圓鐺,頸戴瓔珞。

來源:維也納私人舊藏,整個收藏構建與1910-1975年間,歷經幾代人,保存在同一家族至今。
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

文獻比較:
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。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
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
描述:十五世紀西藏西部銅銀鑲嵌青銅金剛總持

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
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
描述:十五世紀西藏銅銀鑲嵌青銅金剛總持

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Auction: Asian Art Holiday Sale, 10th Dec, 2022

Reduced Prices!

Just in time for the holidays, we're delighted to present a selection of fine Chinese, Southeast Asian, and Indian art with newly reduced prices. Porcelain, bronzes, sculptures, and jades are among the 274 items on offer. Notable provenances include Hisazo Nagatani, Acher Eskenasy, A & J Speelman Oriental Art, Marchant & Son, Sam Bernstein, and many more.

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