29th Sep, 2022 13:00

DAY 1 - TWO-DAY AUCTION - Fine Chinese Art / 中國藝術集珍 / Buddhism & Hinduism

 
  Lot 171
 

171

A GILT BRONZE FIGURE OF GUANYIN, MING DYNASTY
明代鎏金銅觀音坐像

Sold for €18,200

including Buyer's Premium


Lot details

China, 1368-1644. Heavily cast, seated in dhyanasana with hands lowered in dhyana mudra, wearing crisply cast robes with neatly incised lotus scroll hems and cascading in elegant folds, worn over a beaded necklace and a dhoti tied above the waist. The serene face with downcast eyes and full lips, the hair falling elegantly in strands over the shoulders and secured by a diadem decorated with the Amitabha Buddha below the cowl.

Provenance: From a Czech private collection.
Condition: Very good condition with some old wear, mostly to gilt, traces of use and casting flaws, minor nicks, light scratches, remnants of pigment, the interior with malachite and cuprite encrustations.

Weight: 4,250 g
Dimensions: Height 28 cm

The statue shows several meticulously inlaid miniature bronze plaques of rectangular shape, one to the front and several to the back (see detail images online). These plaques have a ritual purpose and are frequently found in Buddhist sculpture.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 15 September 2011, lot 1371
Price: USD 25,000 or approx. EUR 31,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century
Expert remark: Note the size of 24.5 cm

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 22 March 2019, lot 1779
Price: USD 32,500 or approx. EUR 40,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Expert remark: Note the size of 33.7 cm.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Sotheby's London, 3 November 2021, lot 173
Price: GBP 40,320 or approx. EUR 47,810
Description: A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 16th/17th century
Expert remark: Note the size of 32.2 cm.



明代鎏金銅觀音坐像
中國,1368-1644年。觀音菩薩結跏趺坐,雙手結禪定印。頭戴花冠,内坐阿彌陀佛。面相豐頤圓潤,曲眉似彎月,眼瞼較寬,神態慈和寧靜,雙眼微合,俯視前方。彷彿正在冥想之中,袈裟自頭頂披下,衣緣處飾以精美的花朵紋飾,胸前飾瓔珞,下身著高束腰及胸長裙。

來源:捷克私人收藏。
品相:品相極好,一些磨損,主要是鎏金部分,有使用痕跡和鑄造缺陷,輕微的劃痕,顏料殘留,內部有結殼。

重量:4,250 克
尺寸:高28 厘米

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2011年9月15日,lot 1371
價格:USD 25,000(相當於今日EUR 31,000
描述:十七世紀明代鎏金銅觀音坐像
專家評論:請注意尺寸24.5 厘米。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2019年3月22日,lot 1779
價格:USD 32,500(相當於今日EUR 40,500
描述:明代(1368-1644)鎏金銅觀音坐像
專家評論:請注意尺寸33.7 厘米。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:倫敦蘇富比,2021年11月3日,lot 173
價格:GBP 40,320(相當於今日EUR 47,810
描述:明十六至十七世紀鎏金銅觀音坐像
專家評論:請注意尺寸32.2厘米。

 

China, 1368-1644. Heavily cast, seated in dhyanasana with hands lowered in dhyana mudra, wearing crisply cast robes with neatly incised lotus scroll hems and cascading in elegant folds, worn over a beaded necklace and a dhoti tied above the waist. The serene face with downcast eyes and full lips, the hair falling elegantly in strands over the shoulders and secured by a diadem decorated with the Amitabha Buddha below the cowl.

Provenance: From a Czech private collection.
Condition: Very good condition with some old wear, mostly to gilt, traces of use and casting flaws, minor nicks, light scratches, remnants of pigment, the interior with malachite and cuprite encrustations.

Weight: 4,250 g
Dimensions: Height 28 cm

The statue shows several meticulously inlaid miniature bronze plaques of rectangular shape, one to the front and several to the back (see detail images online). These plaques have a ritual purpose and are frequently found in Buddhist sculpture.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 15 September 2011, lot 1371
Price: USD 25,000 or approx. EUR 31,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty, 17th century
Expert remark: Note the size of 24.5 cm

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 22 March 2019, lot 1779
Price: USD 32,500 or approx. EUR 40,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A gilt-bronze figure of Guanyin, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)
Expert remark: Note the size of 33.7 cm.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Sotheby's London, 3 November 2021, lot 173
Price: GBP 40,320 or approx. EUR 47,810
Description: A gilt-bronze figure of Avalokiteshvara, Ming dynasty, 16th/17th century
Expert remark: Note the size of 32.2 cm.



明代鎏金銅觀音坐像
中國,1368-1644年。觀音菩薩結跏趺坐,雙手結禪定印。頭戴花冠,内坐阿彌陀佛。面相豐頤圓潤,曲眉似彎月,眼瞼較寬,神態慈和寧靜,雙眼微合,俯視前方。彷彿正在冥想之中,袈裟自頭頂披下,衣緣處飾以精美的花朵紋飾,胸前飾瓔珞,下身著高束腰及胸長裙。

來源:捷克私人收藏。
品相:品相極好,一些磨損,主要是鎏金部分,有使用痕跡和鑄造缺陷,輕微的劃痕,顏料殘留,內部有結殼。

重量:4,250 克
尺寸:高28 厘米

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2011年9月15日,lot 1371
價格:USD 25,000(相當於今日EUR 31,000
描述:十七世紀明代鎏金銅觀音坐像
專家評論:請注意尺寸24.5 厘米。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2019年3月22日,lot 1779
價格:USD 32,500(相當於今日EUR 40,500
描述:明代(1368-1644)鎏金銅觀音坐像
專家評論:請注意尺寸33.7 厘米。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:倫敦蘇富比,2021年11月3日,lot 173
價格:GBP 40,320(相當於今日EUR 47,810
描述:明十六至十七世紀鎏金銅觀音坐像
專家評論:請注意尺寸32.2厘米。

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