10th Dec, 2022 11:00

Asian Art Holiday Sale

 
  Lot 22
 

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A BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI, MING DYNASTY
明代釋迦牟尼銅像

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Estimate
€1,000
 

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China, 1368-1644. Seated in dhyanasana with his right hand lowered in bhumisparsa mudra and the left lowered above his upturned feet, dressed in long flowing robes opening at the chest, tied at the waist, and cascading in folds. The face with a serene expression marked by heavy-lidded eyes below gently arched brows centered by an urna above full lips forming a subtle smile, flanked by elongated earlobes. The hair arranged in tight curls with an ushnisha.

Provenance: Old Viennese private collection, built over several generations between 1910 and 1975, thence by descent in the same family.
Condition: Very good condition with some wear and casting flaws, minor nicks, dents, losses and scratches, remnants of ancient pigment, the back with distinct file marks. Fine dark patina, the interior with little malachite and cuprite encrustation.

Weight: 2,036 g
Dimensions: Height 21.5 cm

Expert’s note: The distinct file marks to the back of the figure as well as the remnants of ancient pigment are characteristic of authentic bronzes of the period.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Sotheby’s London, 10 November 2017, lot 266
Price: GBP 12,500 or approx. EUR 16,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century
Expert remarks: Note the closely related garment folds and expression as well as the absence of a base, whereas the figure is of slightly larger size (26.5 cm) and has incised hems and a wan symbol to the chest

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s London, 15 May 2018, lot 164
Price: GBP 10,000 or approx. EUR 12,800 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A lacquered bronze figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty
Expert remarks: Note the closely related expression and hair curls as well as the absence of a base, whereas the figure is lacquered, of slightly larger size (25.5 cm high), and has incised hems.


明代釋迦牟尼銅像
中國, 1368-1644年。釋迦牟尼結全跏趺坐,右手施觸地印,左手置於膝上,身著袈裟,袒露前胸,衣紋流暢。面目莊嚴,雙眼微閉,雙眉之間有白毫。頭頂高肉髻,螺髮密集。

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:品相非常好,有一些磨損和鑄造缺陷,輕微的刻痕、凹痕和劃痕,古代顏料的殘留物,背面有明顯的銼痕。 細膩的深色包漿,內部有少量綠色和紅色結殼。

重量:2,036 克
尺寸:高21.5 厘米

專家注釋:銅像背面的銼痕和顔料餘留是該時期青銅器的真實特徵。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:倫敦蘇富比,2017年11月10日,lot 266
價格:GBP 12,500(相當於今日EUR 16,500
描述:16世紀明代釋迦牟尼銅像
專家評論:請注意非常相近的衣紋摺邊和表情、無底座。尺寸稍大 (26.5 厘米) ,胸口有萬字符。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:倫敦佳士得,2018年5月15日,lot 164
價格:GBP 10,000 (相當於今日EUR 12,800
描述:明代釋迦牟尼銅像
專家評論:請注意非常相近的表情、螺髮和無底座。但此佛像上漆、尺寸稍大 (25.5 厘米 high),以及刻有衣服摺邊。

 
 

China, 1368-1644. Seated in dhyanasana with his right hand lowered in bhumisparsa mudra and the left lowered above his upturned feet, dressed in long flowing robes opening at the chest, tied at the waist, and cascading in folds. The face with a serene expression marked by heavy-lidded eyes below gently arched brows centered by an urna above full lips forming a subtle smile, flanked by elongated earlobes. The hair arranged in tight curls with an ushnisha.

Provenance: Old Viennese private collection, built over several generations between 1910 and 1975, thence by descent in the same family.
Condition: Very good condition with some wear and casting flaws, minor nicks, dents, losses and scratches, remnants of ancient pigment, the back with distinct file marks. Fine dark patina, the interior with little malachite and cuprite encrustation.

Weight: 2,036 g
Dimensions: Height 21.5 cm

Expert’s note: The distinct file marks to the back of the figure as well as the remnants of ancient pigment are characteristic of authentic bronzes of the period.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Sotheby’s London, 10 November 2017, lot 266
Price: GBP 12,500 or approx. EUR 16,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A bronze figure of Shakyamuni Buddha, Ming dynasty, 16th century
Expert remarks: Note the closely related garment folds and expression as well as the absence of a base, whereas the figure is of slightly larger size (26.5 cm) and has incised hems and a wan symbol to the chest

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s London, 15 May 2018, lot 164
Price: GBP 10,000 or approx. EUR 12,800 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A lacquered bronze figure of Buddha, Ming dynasty
Expert remarks: Note the closely related expression and hair curls as well as the absence of a base, whereas the figure is lacquered, of slightly larger size (25.5 cm high), and has incised hems.


明代釋迦牟尼銅像
中國, 1368-1644年。釋迦牟尼結全跏趺坐,右手施觸地印,左手置於膝上,身著袈裟,袒露前胸,衣紋流暢。面目莊嚴,雙眼微閉,雙眉之間有白毫。頭頂高肉髻,螺髮密集。

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:品相非常好,有一些磨損和鑄造缺陷,輕微的刻痕、凹痕和劃痕,古代顏料的殘留物,背面有明顯的銼痕。 細膩的深色包漿,內部有少量綠色和紅色結殼。

重量:2,036 克
尺寸:高21.5 厘米

專家注釋:銅像背面的銼痕和顔料餘留是該時期青銅器的真實特徵。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:倫敦蘇富比,2017年11月10日,lot 266
價格:GBP 12,500(相當於今日EUR 16,500
描述:16世紀明代釋迦牟尼銅像
專家評論:請注意非常相近的衣紋摺邊和表情、無底座。尺寸稍大 (26.5 厘米) ,胸口有萬字符。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:相近
拍賣:倫敦佳士得,2018年5月15日,lot 164
價格:GBP 10,000 (相當於今日EUR 12,800
描述:明代釋迦牟尼銅像
專家評論:請注意非常相近的表情、螺髮和無底座。但此佛像上漆、尺寸稍大 (25.5 厘米 high),以及刻有衣服摺邊。

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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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