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"Il n'y a en art, ni passé, ni futur. L'art qui n'est pas dans le présent ne sera jamais." (Pablo Picasso)
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    Lot 194. Rare statue de Bouddha Shakyamuni en schiste gris, Ancienne région du Gandhara, IIème-IIIème siècle.Hauteur : 75 cm. (29 ½ in.) ; socle. Estimate EUR 70,000 - EUR 90,000 (USD 78,489 - USD 100,914)Price realised EUR 230,500 (USD 257,392)© Christie's Images Ltd 2017

    Il est représenté debout, le genou gauche légèrement fléchi en avant. Sa main gauche tient un pan de sa robe plissée. Sa tête est tournée vers la gauche. Son visage est méditatif, ses yeux mi-clos et ses cheveux ondulés coiffés en chignon. Une section de sa mandorle est visible derrière sa tête.

    AN IMPORTANT GREY SCHIST FIGURE OF BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI, ANCIENT GANDHARA REGION, 2ND-3RD CENTURY

     

    ProvenancePrivate French collection.

    NoteThis sculpture has been appraised by M. Beurdeley, Paris, 6 March 1979.

    The standing Buddha is of the finest quality and originally placed in a shrine, niche or courtyard of a Buddhist monastery. Detached images of the Buddha are characteristic of the advanced phase of Gandhara art. They started to appear in the late second century when the Mahayana form of Buddhism gained popularity. The worship of the Buddha was encouraged and culminated in an ever-growing demand for his icons. His simple but well carved pleated dress and wavy hair combed over the rather low cranial protuberance suggests a third century date. This specific Buddha figure shows his head slightly tilted and watching to the left, which makes it a rare example as such. It seems that the Buddha listens attentively and in upper concentration to his followers. 

    Christie's. Art d'Asie, 20 June 2017, Paris

     


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    Lot 106. Sellette en laque rouge, verte et ocre, xiangji, Chine, Dynastie Qing, Epoque Kangxi (1662-1722). Hauteur : 92.5 cm. (36 ½ in.). Estimate EUR 15,000 - EUR 25,000 (USD 16,819 - USD 28,032)Price realised EUR 206,500 (USD 230,592)© Christie's Images Ltd 2017

    Le plateau circulaire à décor incisé de grues et fleurs de lotus est posé sur une console ajourée reposant sur cinq pieds cambrés, chacun orné de ruyi sculptés à mi-hauteur. L'ensemble repose sur une base circulaire aux bords lobés à décor incisé de chrysanthèmes et volatiles parmi les rinceaux stylisés. Les côtés de la base sont ajourés.

    AN OCHRE, GREEN AND RED-LACQUERED INCENSE STAND, XIANGJI, CHINA, QING DYNASTY, KANGXI PERIOD (1662-1722)

    ProvenancePrivate French collection.

    NoteThe xiangji is a stand for censers. They are a decorative and necessary part of an elegant Chinese household. The format with a round top, rarer than these with square tops, and five legs became popular during the Ming dynasty and was frequently illustrated from then on. The present example is a fine piece of lacquered furniture with a harmonious carved and painted decoration of auspicious motifs including birds and flowers and ruyi heads.

    Christie's. Art d'Asie, 20 June 2017, Paris


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    Lot 89. Importante statue de Bouddha Amitabha en bronze, Japon, Epoque Meiji (1868-1912). Hauteur : 224 cm. (88 ¼ in.). Estimate EUR 100,000 - EUR 120,000 (USD 112,127 - USD 134,552)Price realised EUR 182,500 (USD 203,792)© Christie's Images Ltd 2017

    Vêtu de robes monastiques souples, il est représenté debout sur une base lotiforme, ses deux mains en vitarkamudra etvaradamudra. Son visage est serein devant un halo circulaire, ses yeux mi-clos sous des sourcils arqués. Son front est rehaussé de l'urna. Ses cheveux coiffés en petites boucles sont surmontés de l'ushnisha ; quelques défauts de fonte. 

    AN OVER LIFE-SIZE BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA AMITABHA, JAPAN, MEIJI PERIOD (1868-1912)

    ProvenanceWith Kunsthandel W.J.G. van Meurs, Amsterdam
    With Kunsthandel Aalderink, Amsterdam

    Ce lot provient également du Wereldmuseum de Rotterdam et y a été exposé. 
    This lot also has a Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam provenance and has been exhibited there. 

    LiteratureTentoonstelling van Oude Kunst, Vereeniging van handelaren in Oude Kunst in Nederland, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam 1929, n.1278.

    ExhibitedTentoonstelling van Oude Kunst, Vereeniging van handelaren in Oude Kunst in Nederland, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 1929.

    Christie's. Art d'Asie, 20 June 2017, Paris


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    Lot 198. Rare paire de pique-cierges en émaux cloisonnés, Chine, Dynastie Qing, Époque Qianlong (1736-1795). Hauteur : 54.5 cm. (21 ½ in.). Estimate EUR 100,000 - EUR 120,000 (USD 112,127 - USD 134,552)Price realised EUR 182,500 (USD 203,792)© Christie's Images Ltd 2017

    Les béliers à la toison finement détaillée sont représentés couchés, les pattes repliées sous le corps. Les personnages assis sur leur dos, vêtus de longues robes et arborant une coiffe conique, regardent dans la direction opposée. Ils supportent des bougeoirs dont la partie inférieure est un vase double-gourde. Ils sont ornés de fleurs de lotus et rinceaux feuillagés sur fond turquoise. Une marque Qianlong à six caractères dans un double-cercle est incisée sur la plaque remplacée de la base.

    A RARE PAIR OF CLOISONNE 'RAM' CANDLESTICKS, CHINA, QING DYNASTY, QIANLONG PERIOD (1736-1795)

    ProvenancePrivate English collection, acquired in the 1960s.

    NoteSee a similar pair of rare cloisonné enamel models of rams with riders sold at Christie’s, London, 6 November 2012, lot 16. Another similarly modelled single ram with rider sold at Christie’s, London, 16 July 2010, lot 113. 

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     A pair of rare cloisonné enamel models of rams with riders, Qianlong incised four-character marks within double-squares and of the period (1736-1795), 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) long (2). Sold for GBP 457,250 (USD 730,686) at Christie’s, London, 6 November 2012, lot 16. © Christie's Images Ltd 2012

     

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    A rare cloisonné enamel model of a recumbent ram and rider, Qianlong incised four-character mark in a line and of the period (1736-95), 7½ in. (19 cm.) wide. Sold for GBP 361,250 (USD 556,686) at Christie’s, London, 16 July 2010, lot 113© Christie's Images Ltd 2010

    Compare to a virtually identical recumbent cloisonné enamel ram in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, described as a brush stand and illustrated in Metal-bodied Enamel Ware, The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum, 2002, Hong Kong, pl. 125. 

    Christie's. Art d'Asie, 20 June 2017, Paris


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    Lot 46. Qi Baishi (1863-1957), Crabes. Encre sur papier. Peinture en rouleau. Dédicacéà"Monsieur Tai'an", signé par l'artiste et daté de l'année dinghai (1947), avec deux cachets de l'artiste; 33.5 x 102 cm. Estimate EUR 40,000 - EUR 60,000 (USD 44,851 - USD 67,276). Price realised EUR 134,500 (USD 150,192© Christie's Images Ltd 2017

    QI BAISHI (1863-1957), CRABS, INK ON PAPER, (13 ¼ x 40 1/8 in.)

    Provenance: Collection of Rolf Alfred Stein (1911-1999), acquired directly from the artist in Beijing in 1947 and thence by descent in the family.

    NoteQi Baishi was a master in capturing the liveliness of small things in his xieyi-styled ink paintings. Crabs were a subject he painted often and knew well. The animals are rendered beautifully with lightness and simplicity that offered abstraction but enough realism to suggest the pleasures nature can offer. 

    Rolf A. Stein (1911-1999) was a distinguished scholar, one of many interests and talents bridging over different cultures from those of the Chinese and the Japanese to that of the Tibetans. The breath of his scholarly achievements range from reference works on the Epic of King Gesar to studies on the iconography of Avalokiteshvara. A longtime member of the French School of the Far East (EFEO), he was also chair of Chinese studies and professor at Collège de France from 1966-1981. Stein was a researcher in Beijing from 1946 to early 1948.

    Christie's. Art d'Asie, 20 June 2017, Paris


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    Lot 82. Peinture sur miroir fixée sous verre et son cadre en zitan, Chine, Dynastie Qing, fin du XVIIIème - début du XIXème siècle. Estimate EUR 50,000 - EUR 70,000 (USD 56,063 - USD 78,489). Price realised EUR 134,500 (USD 150,192) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017

    De forme rectangulaire, elle représente une scène de personnages traversant un pont dans un paysage lacustre et montagneux sous un ciel nuageux. Le pont mène à une série de pavillons dans la montagne. Le cadre en zitan sculpté est orné de rinceaux de fleurs stylisés et rehaussé de cartouches en émaux peints à décor de fleurs sur fond rose ou bleu ; restaurations. Dimensions : 72.5 x 88.5 cm. 

    A REVERSE-GLASS MIRROR 'LANDSCAPE' PAINTING AND ITS ZITAN FRAME, CHINA, QING DYNASTY, LATE 18TH - EARLY 19TH CENTURY; 28 ½ x 34 ¾ in.

    NoteReverse-glass paintings were fashionable export decorative objects by the end of the imperial period. However, one of this large scale as the one presented and with a coveted hardwood frame is rare. Compare to another sold at Christie's, Paris, 14 June 2006, lot 281.

    Christie's. Art d'Asie, 20 June 2017, Paris


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    Théière en grès Yixing, Chine, signée Chen Mingyuan (Chinese, active 16501700)

    Lot 111. Théière en grès Yixing, Chine, signée Chen Mingyuan (Chinese, active 1650/1700). Estimate EUR 5,000 - EUR 7,000 (USD 5,606 - USD 7,849). Price realised EUR 116,500 (USD 130,092) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017

    De forme circulaire aplatie, elle est rehaussée d'un petit bec fin et d'une anse en forme d'anneau. La base porte deux cachetsChen et MingyuanLargeur: 13 cm. (5 1/8 in.)

    Provenance: Former Collection of Lü Xiaguang (1906-1994), by repute. 

    Christie's. Art d'Asie, 20 June 2017, Paris


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    Chen Mingyuan (Chinese, active 16501700), Lotus Cup, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), mid 17th-18th century, Yixing stoneware

    Chen Mingyuan (Chinese, active 1650/1700), Lotus Cup, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), mid 17th-18th century, Yixing stoneware, 5.0 x 8.3 x 7.3 cm (2 x 3 1/4 x 2 7/8 in.). Bequest of Russell Tyson, 1964.902© Art Institute of Chicago


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    Chen Mingyuan (Chinese, active 16501700), Tripod Incense Burner, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 17th century

    Chen Mingyuan (Chinese, active 1650/1700), Tripod Incense Burner, Qing dynasty (1644-1911), 17th century, Yixing stoneware. H. 4.8 cm (1 7/8 in.); diam. 11.0 cm (4 5/16 in.). Gift of Mr. Russell Tyson, 1940.792© Art Institute of Chicago

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    An yixing pottery gu-form vase, Chen Mingyuan mark

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    Lot 8099. An yixing pottery gu-form vase, Chen Mingyuan mark; 7 1/4in (18.4cm) high. Sold for US$ 40,000 (€35,800). Photo: Bonhams

    The mottled tan sandy clay crisply potted in five-cornered foliate section in a tall trumpet-form mouth above a central collar encircling the thin waist surmounting the short flared foot all raised upon a circular foot ring surrounding the impressed three-character zhuanshumark, with fitted wood stand and wood storage box.  

    Note: The ceramicist Chen Mingyuan is generally accepted to have been active in the early Qing period. Per Terese Tse Bartholomew in The Art of the Yixing Potter: the K.S. Lo Collection, Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware (Hong Kong: the Urban Council, 1990), Chen 'was well known for his technical virtuosity and creativity' with works in various styles in addition to 'containers in the form of archaistic bronze vessels' like the present lot (p 45). 

    Bartholomew's more recent scholarship however has further elucidated the role of high quality homages to the work of Chen Mingyuan made in Shanghai during the 20th century. See the catalog to the exhibition of Yixing works in the Bei Shan Tang Collection recently held at the City University of Hong Kong, Lai Suk Yee and Bartholomew, The Bei Shan Legacy: Yixing Zisha Stoneware [Beishan Jigu: Yixing Zisha] (Hong Kong: Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2015). 

    Notable are the works of Pei Shimin (1892-1977)-- per Bartholomew, due to his renown in creating these 'Shanghai Masterpieces,' Pei became widely known as 'Chen Mingyuan the second.' A gu-form vase extremely similar to the present lot forms the central focus of a photo of a large group of masterworks made by Pei included in the catalog (ibid p.60).  

    Bonhams Hong Kong has offered a number of these archaistic form containers with Chen Mingyuan marks, see examples from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Jimmy Sha: numbers 547, 550, 551, and 556 in Bonhams Hong Kong sale 20489 of 27 May 2012.

    Bonhams. CHINESE, INDIAN, HIMALAYAN AND SOUTHEAST ASIAN ART AND PAINTINGS, 28 Jun 2016, 12:00 PDT, SAN FRANCISCO