29th Sep, 2022 13:00

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

 
  Lot 174
 

174

A GILT-LACQUERED WOOD FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA, MING DYNASTY
明代鎏金漆觀音木像

Sold for €3,640

including Buyer's Premium


Lot details

China, 1368-1644. Finely carved seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base with beaded edges, his left hand raised toward the chest and his right lowered above his lap. Wearing long flowing robes secured at the waist with a belt and cascading in voluminous folds, and richly adorned with beaded jewelry. The serene face heightened with pigment and marked by heavy-lidded eyes, gently arched brows, and full lips, flanked by long pendulous earlobes. The hair falling elegantly in strands over the shoulders and arranged in a high chignon behind the foliate crown centered by a small image of the Buddha Amitabha.

Provenance: From a private estate in New York City, USA.
Condition: Fine condition, commensurate with age. Extensive wear and some weathering, expected age cracks, minor losses, the front of the base with an old fill, flaking to lacquer, possibly minuscule touchups. Fine, naturally grown patina overall. The lacquer gilding, especially the face, is remarkably well preserved.

Weight: 1,092 g
Dimensions: Height 32 cm

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 18 March 2016, lot 1411
Price: USD 21,250 or approx. EUR 25,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A gilt-lacquer wood figure of a bodhisattva, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century
Expert remark: Compare the closely related lacquer gilding, robes with similarly carved folds, and hairstyle. Note that the figure most likely once also had a crown which is now lost. Note the similar size (33.7 cm).

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 15 September 2011, lot 1366
Price: USD 25,000 or approx. EUR 32,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A gilt-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, 18th century
Expert remark: Compare the related foliate crown and lacquer gilding. Note the larger size (36.6 cm) and slightly later dating.



明代鎏金漆觀音木像
中國,1368-1644年。觀音盤腿而坐,右手擱在腿上,左手擧於胸前。飄逸的長袍在胸前敞開,佩戴珠飾,衣紋流暢。觀音面容平靜,雙眼微閉,嘴唇微抿,頭戴五葉冠,中央有阿彌陀佛坐像。

來源:美國紐約私人舊藏。
品相:狀況良好。廣泛磨損,有一些風化,老化裂縫,輕微缺損,底座前部有填充物,漆彩剝落,可能有過微小的修飾。 整體包漿細膩。 漆金,尤其是臉部,保存得非常好。

重量:1,092 克
尺寸:高32 厘米

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2016年3月18日,lot 1411
價格:USD 21,250(相當於今日EUR 25,500
描述:元至明初木漆金菩薩坐像
專家評論:比較非常相近的漆金、相似的飄逸長袍雕刻和髮型。請注意此像很可能有冠,但已遺失。請注意相似的尺寸(33.7厘米)。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2011年9月15日,lot 1366
價格:USD 25,000(相當於今日EUR 32,000
描述:清十八世紀木漆金菩薩坐像
專家評論:比較相近 的五葉冠和金漆。請注意尺寸較大(36.6厘米) 和年代較晚。

 

China, 1368-1644. Finely carved seated in dhyanasana on a double lotus base with beaded edges, his left hand raised toward the chest and his right lowered above his lap. Wearing long flowing robes secured at the waist with a belt and cascading in voluminous folds, and richly adorned with beaded jewelry. The serene face heightened with pigment and marked by heavy-lidded eyes, gently arched brows, and full lips, flanked by long pendulous earlobes. The hair falling elegantly in strands over the shoulders and arranged in a high chignon behind the foliate crown centered by a small image of the Buddha Amitabha.

Provenance: From a private estate in New York City, USA.
Condition: Fine condition, commensurate with age. Extensive wear and some weathering, expected age cracks, minor losses, the front of the base with an old fill, flaking to lacquer, possibly minuscule touchups. Fine, naturally grown patina overall. The lacquer gilding, especially the face, is remarkably well preserved.

Weight: 1,092 g
Dimensions: Height 32 cm

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 18 March 2016, lot 1411
Price: USD 21,250 or approx. EUR 25,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A gilt-lacquer wood figure of a bodhisattva, Yuan-early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century
Expert remark: Compare the closely related lacquer gilding, robes with similarly carved folds, and hairstyle. Note that the figure most likely once also had a crown which is now lost. Note the similar size (33.7 cm).

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 15 September 2011, lot 1366
Price: USD 25,000 or approx. EUR 32,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A gilt-lacquered wood figure of a bodhisattva, 18th century
Expert remark: Compare the related foliate crown and lacquer gilding. Note the larger size (36.6 cm) and slightly later dating.



明代鎏金漆觀音木像
中國,1368-1644年。觀音盤腿而坐,右手擱在腿上,左手擧於胸前。飄逸的長袍在胸前敞開,佩戴珠飾,衣紋流暢。觀音面容平靜,雙眼微閉,嘴唇微抿,頭戴五葉冠,中央有阿彌陀佛坐像。

來源:美國紐約私人舊藏。
品相:狀況良好。廣泛磨損,有一些風化,老化裂縫,輕微缺損,底座前部有填充物,漆彩剝落,可能有過微小的修飾。 整體包漿細膩。 漆金,尤其是臉部,保存得非常好。

重量:1,092 克
尺寸:高32 厘米

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2016年3月18日,lot 1411
價格:USD 21,250(相當於今日EUR 25,500
描述:元至明初木漆金菩薩坐像
專家評論:比較非常相近的漆金、相似的飄逸長袍雕刻和髮型。請注意此像很可能有冠,但已遺失。請注意相似的尺寸(33.7厘米)。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2011年9月15日,lot 1366
價格:USD 25,000(相當於今日EUR 32,000
描述:清十八世紀木漆金菩薩坐像
專家評論:比較相近 的五葉冠和金漆。請注意尺寸較大(36.6厘米) 和年代較晚。

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