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A GILT-BRONZE AND CLOISONNÉ ENAMEL STUPA, QIANLONG
乾隆鎏金銅掐絲琺琅佛塔

China, 1736-1795. The domed cloisonné section bears a miniature door surrounded by flames and a stepped finial surmounted by sun and moon symbols. All supported by a waisted pedestal with a band of Buddhist lion masks in relief and a votive plaque with a neatly incised depiction of Buddha.

Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, USA. Over four decades, the renowned couple assembled a remarkable collection with some of the biggest names of modern art, including René Magritte, Frida Kahlo, Joan Miró and Jean Dubuffet, as well as a significant number of highly important Chinese works of art. Married in 1952, James and Marilynn built a life centered on art, philanthropy and family. ‘My grandparents were the picture of elegance, and they had impeccable taste, but to their family they were known for their warmth, wit, and humor,’ recalls Bridget Alsdorf, the couple’s granddaughter.
Condition: Excellent condition. The base plate is original with minimal remnants of old glue visible at the edges. Minuscule chip to the enamel near the mandorla and some firing flaws. The gilding on plinth and base is extensively worn. Expected minor dents and nicks.

Weight: 409 g
Dimensions: Height 13.5 cm

The stupa is raised on two stepped square bases with incised lappet bands and cloud scrolls, separated by a group of rectangular reliefs with gilt Buddhist lions.

A stupa is a hemispherical structure containing relics such as sarira, the remains of Buddhist monks or nuns, that is used as a place of meditation. Note that when shaken, a sound from loose objects hidden inside the present stupa is clearly audible. A related architectural term is a chaitya, which is a prayer hall or temple containing a stupa. In Buddhism, circumambulation or pradakhshina has been an important ritual and devotional practice since the earliest times, and stupas always have a pradakhshina path around them.

Auction result comparison: Compare with a closely related cloisonné stupa from the same period at Sotheby's Paris in Arts d'Asie, 18 December 2012, lot 45, sold for EUR 15,000.

乾隆鎏金銅掐絲琺琅佛塔
中國,1736-1795。塔身施藍色琺琅釉地,一側有火焰包圍的歡門,十三相輪有太陽和月亮符號。塔座呈四方形,上有浮雕佛獅和帶有雕刻精美的佛像刻畫的奉獻牌匾。

來源:美國芝加哥James and Marilynn Alsdorf 收藏。在過去的40年中,這對著名的夫婦收集了一系列非凡的藏品,其中包括一些現代藝術名人的作品,如René Magritte,Frida Kahlo,Joan Miró 和Jean Dubuffet,以及大量非常重要的中國藝術品。 詹姆斯和瑪麗琳於1952年結婚,創造了以藝術、慈善事業和家庭為中心的生活。 他們的孫女布里奇特·阿爾斯多夫(Bridget Alsdorf)回憶說:“我的祖父母是優雅的體現,他們的品位無可挑剔,但對他們的家人而言,他們以熱情、機智和幽默而著稱。”
圖片:James and Marilynn Alsdorf, 1950年在邁阿密
品相:良好狀況,底板是原始的,在邊緣可見少量舊膠。 曼陀羅附近的釉面有微細磕損。底座上的鎏金已廣泛磨損。小凹痕和刻痕。

重量:409克
尺寸:高13.5 厘米

此塔屬供養塔,一般置於佛前供案上,以示觀想。該塔製作為分段燒製,後粘合而成。

拍賣結果比較:一件來自同一時期的相似景泰藍佛塔售于巴黎佳士得Arts d'Asie,2012年12月18日,lot 45,售價EUR 15,000.

Sold for €4,880

including Buyer's Premium


 

China, 1736-1795. The domed cloisonné section bears a miniature door surrounded by flames and a stepped finial surmounted by sun and moon symbols. All supported by a waisted pedestal with a band of Buddhist lion masks in relief and a votive plaque with a neatly incised depiction of Buddha.

Provenance: The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago, USA. Over four decades, the renowned couple assembled a remarkable collection with some of the biggest names of modern art, including René Magritte, Frida Kahlo, Joan Miró and Jean Dubuffet, as well as a significant number of highly important Chinese works of art. Married in 1952, James and Marilynn built a life centered on art, philanthropy and family. ‘My grandparents were the picture of elegance, and they had impeccable taste, but to their family they were known for their warmth, wit, and humor,’ recalls Bridget Alsdorf, the couple’s granddaughter.
Condition: Excellent condition. The base plate is original with minimal remnants of old glue visible at the edges. Minuscule chip to the enamel near the mandorla and some firing flaws. The gilding on plinth and base is extensively worn. Expected minor dents and nicks.

Weight: 409 g
Dimensions: Height 13.5 cm

The stupa is raised on two stepped square bases with incised lappet bands and cloud scrolls, separated by a group of rectangular reliefs with gilt Buddhist lions.

A stupa is a hemispherical structure containing relics such as sarira, the remains of Buddhist monks or nuns, that is used as a place of meditation. Note that when shaken, a sound from loose objects hidden inside the present stupa is clearly audible. A related architectural term is a chaitya, which is a prayer hall or temple containing a stupa. In Buddhism, circumambulation or pradakhshina has been an important ritual and devotional practice since the earliest times, and stupas always have a pradakhshina path around them.

Auction result comparison: Compare with a closely related cloisonné stupa from the same period at Sotheby's Paris in Arts d'Asie, 18 December 2012, lot 45, sold for EUR 15,000.

乾隆鎏金銅掐絲琺琅佛塔
中國,1736-1795。塔身施藍色琺琅釉地,一側有火焰包圍的歡門,十三相輪有太陽和月亮符號。塔座呈四方形,上有浮雕佛獅和帶有雕刻精美的佛像刻畫的奉獻牌匾。

來源:美國芝加哥James and Marilynn Alsdorf 收藏。在過去的40年中,這對著名的夫婦收集了一系列非凡的藏品,其中包括一些現代藝術名人的作品,如René Magritte,Frida Kahlo,Joan Miró 和Jean Dubuffet,以及大量非常重要的中國藝術品。 詹姆斯和瑪麗琳於1952年結婚,創造了以藝術、慈善事業和家庭為中心的生活。 他們的孫女布里奇特·阿爾斯多夫(Bridget Alsdorf)回憶說:“我的祖父母是優雅的體現,他們的品位無可挑剔,但對他們的家人而言,他們以熱情、機智和幽默而著稱。”
圖片:James and Marilynn Alsdorf, 1950年在邁阿密
品相:良好狀況,底板是原始的,在邊緣可見少量舊膠。 曼陀羅附近的釉面有微細磕損。底座上的鎏金已廣泛磨損。小凹痕和刻痕。

重量:409克
尺寸:高13.5 厘米

此塔屬供養塔,一般置於佛前供案上,以示觀想。該塔製作為分段燒製,後粘合而成。

拍賣結果比較:一件來自同一時期的相似景泰藍佛塔售于巴黎佳士得Arts d'Asie,2012年12月18日,lot 45,售價EUR 15,000.

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