10th Dec, 2022 11:00

Asian Art Holiday Sale

 
  Lot 21
 

21

A RARE BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI WITH WAN SYMBOL, EARLY MING DYNASTY
明初罕見釋迦牟尼銅像

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€500
Estimate
€1,000
 

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China, 14th-15th century. Seated in dhyanasana, his right hand lowered in bhumisparsa mudra and the left held above his lap. He is wearing loose robes draped over the shoulders, opening at the chest cast with a wan symbol, tied at the waist, and boldly incised with foliate designs. His face with a benevolent expression marked by heavy-lidded eyes centered by an incised urna above full lips forming a gentle smile, flanked by long pendulous earlobes. The hair arranged in tight spikes surmounted by a smooth ushnisha and a second, smaller bump.

Provenance: Old Viennese private collection, built over several generations between 1910 and 1975, thence by descent in the same family.
Condition: Wear and casting flaws, minor nicks, dents and losses, light scratches, signs of heat exposure with associated losses and old fills. The interior with remnants of the casting core. Superb patina.

Dimensions: Height 18 cm
Weight: 1,164 g

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Bonhams Hong Kong, 26 May 2013, lot 360
Price: HKD 62,500 or approx. EUR 9,300 adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A bronze seated figure of Shakyamuni, Ming dynasty
Expert remarks: Note the closely related appearance of the figure including the loose robes with incised hems, identical mudra, and absence of a base, whereas the figure is slightly larger (23.2 cm), the hair is different (concurrent with later Ming bronzes), and there is no wan symbol.


明初罕見釋迦牟尼銅像
中國,十四至十五世紀。釋迦牟尼結全跏趺坐,右手施觸地印。頭頂高肉髻,螺髮密集,頂嚴雙珠,分明嚴整。眉彎眼長,鼻秀唇薄,雙目低垂,呈微笑童子相。雙耳垂肩,頸施三道弦紋,身著袈裟,袒露前胸,胸前一個萬字符,衣紋流暢,以精緻花紋裝飾衣邊與袖口。

來源:維也納私人老收藏,在1910 年與1975年期間,經過幾代人的共同努力建立,在同一家族保存至今。
品相:磨損和鑄造缺陷、輕微劃痕、凹痕和缺損,有填充物。 內部有鑄芯殘留物。 細膩包漿。

尺寸:高18 厘米
重量:1,164 克

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:香港邦翰思, 2013年5月26日, lot 360
價格:HKD 62,500(相當於今日EUR 9,300
描述:明銅釋迦牟尼坐像
專家評論:非常相近的外觀,例如袈裟的衣紋裝飾、手印、無底座。尺寸稍大 (23.2 厘米)。但髮型不同(晚明青銅像特色)、沒有萬字符。

 
 

China, 14th-15th century. Seated in dhyanasana, his right hand lowered in bhumisparsa mudra and the left held above his lap. He is wearing loose robes draped over the shoulders, opening at the chest cast with a wan symbol, tied at the waist, and boldly incised with foliate designs. His face with a benevolent expression marked by heavy-lidded eyes centered by an incised urna above full lips forming a gentle smile, flanked by long pendulous earlobes. The hair arranged in tight spikes surmounted by a smooth ushnisha and a second, smaller bump.

Provenance: Old Viennese private collection, built over several generations between 1910 and 1975, thence by descent in the same family.
Condition: Wear and casting flaws, minor nicks, dents and losses, light scratches, signs of heat exposure with associated losses and old fills. The interior with remnants of the casting core. Superb patina.

Dimensions: Height 18 cm
Weight: 1,164 g

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Bonhams Hong Kong, 26 May 2013, lot 360
Price: HKD 62,500 or approx. EUR 9,300 adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A bronze seated figure of Shakyamuni, Ming dynasty
Expert remarks: Note the closely related appearance of the figure including the loose robes with incised hems, identical mudra, and absence of a base, whereas the figure is slightly larger (23.2 cm), the hair is different (concurrent with later Ming bronzes), and there is no wan symbol.


明初罕見釋迦牟尼銅像
中國,十四至十五世紀。釋迦牟尼結全跏趺坐,右手施觸地印。頭頂高肉髻,螺髮密集,頂嚴雙珠,分明嚴整。眉彎眼長,鼻秀唇薄,雙目低垂,呈微笑童子相。雙耳垂肩,頸施三道弦紋,身著袈裟,袒露前胸,胸前一個萬字符,衣紋流暢,以精緻花紋裝飾衣邊與袖口。

來源:維也納私人老收藏,在1910 年與1975年期間,經過幾代人的共同努力建立,在同一家族保存至今。
品相:磨損和鑄造缺陷、輕微劃痕、凹痕和缺損,有填充物。 內部有鑄芯殘留物。 細膩包漿。

尺寸:高18 厘米
重量:1,164 克

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:香港邦翰思, 2013年5月26日, lot 360
價格:HKD 62,500(相當於今日EUR 9,300
描述:明銅釋迦牟尼坐像
專家評論:非常相近的外觀,例如袈裟的衣紋裝飾、手印、無底座。尺寸稍大 (23.2 厘米)。但髮型不同(晚明青銅像特色)、沒有萬字符。

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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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