19 - 20 September 2013
A GILT-BRONZE FIGURE OF BUDDHA
MING DYNASTY, 16TH-17TH CENTURY
The figure is shown seated in dhyanasana with hands in dhyana mudra, and wearing simple robes with incised foliate borders falling in graceful folds. The face is well cast in a meditative expression flanked by the large ears beneath the tight whorls of hair that surround the usnisa.
12 in. (30.4 cm.) high, gilt-bronze base.
Willard D. Straight Collection, acquired before 1914.
The India House Club Collection, New York.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
The series of 17 sales attracts buyers from 50 different countries and is led by Sanyu’s Five Nudes, which realises a record HK$303,985,000
This rare Qing-dynasty bowl is a sublime example of ‘the creative collaboration between the East and the West’, says Chinese Ceramics specialist Chi Fan Tsang
The Vice President of Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art in Hong Kong on a career-defining discovery, his love of jade and ‘handling terrific art every day’
Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art specialist Katie Lundie on what to look for when collecting Chinese archaic bronzes
In time for the holidays, explore the curated Rockefeller Center galleries, juxtaposing luxurious Hermès designs with an array of utilitarian items by global streetwear brand Supreme. From coveted Bottega Veneta pieces to artist-designed skateboards by KAWS and Jeff Koons, the viewing showcases the most comprehensive selection of limited-edition handbags and Supreme accessories to ever come to Christie’s.
From Hawaii to New York, five properties that stars of the entertainment industry have called home (both in real life and on screen)