“BAMBOO AND ROCK,” 1970, ZHANG DAQIAN (1899-1983). FRAMED AND GLAZED, INK ON PAPER BOARD, INSCRIBED BY THE ARTIST WITH A DEDICATION TO MRS. DALTON, AND DATED (11TH MONTH, 1970), SIGNED ZHANG DAQIAN YUAN. MEASUREMENT: 17X23IN (43.2X58.4CM) SIGHT. FEATURED IN LOT 927. ESTIMATE: 60,000 USD - 90,000 USD. COURTESY — BONHAMS
Bonhams’ upcoming auction on September 9, 2019, in New York will offer fine Chinese paintings and works of art.
According to the auction house’s official website, Bonhams’ Chinese Paintings department encompasses of all genres. These include landscapes, bird-and-flower, figures and calligraphy with offerings ranging from important works by Ming and Qing dynasty artists, to highly sought-after works by mid-20th century masters.
The top lots of the sale at this auction are:
— “A Carved Wood Figure of a Bodhisattva,” Song/Jin Dynasty. The deity portrayed in the relaxed posture of lalitasana with the left leg pendant and the right arm gracefully resting atop the bent right knee, the back of the figure cut with a rectangular chamber to hold consecrated materials, the surfaces with traces of pigments. Estimate: 125,000 USD - 200,000 USD
— “Pine and Cicada,” Qi Baishi (1864-1957). Hanging scroll, ink and light color on paper, inscribed by the artist in seal script Ju gao sheng zi yuan. Estimate: 80,000 USD - 120,000 USD
— “A fine huanghuali ‘Southern Official’s Hat’ Armchair,” Nanguanmaoyi, 17th/18th century. The elegant arched crest rail joined to a thick, curved back splat and set off by curved stiles accented by beaded spandrels and run through the seat as the back supports. Estimate: 60,000 USD - 80,000 USD
— “Bamboo and Rock,” 1970, Zhang Daqian (1899-1983). Framed and glazed, ink on paper board, inscribed by the artist with a dedication to Mrs. Dalton, and dated (11th month, 1970), signed Zhang Daqian Yuan. Estimate: 60,000 USD - 90,000 USD
— “A Fine and Rare Gilt-Lacquered Bronze Figure of Guanyin,” 10th/11th century. Cast with a gentle, contemplative expression, the hair worn in a topknot with knotted tresses falling over the shoulders. Estimate: 50,000 USD - 70,000 USD
— “A Gilt-Bronze Figure of Maitreya Bodhisattva,” Liao Dynasty. Finely cast with a tall tiara decorated with jeweled florets and scrolling clouds flanking a central stupa and curling backwards over the tall topknot. Estimate: 50,000 USD - 70,000 USD
— “A fine pale celadon jade deer figural group,” 19th century. The larger sleek-horned recumbent stag seated above a smaller adoring young buck, the juvenile and adult gripping between them in their maws a different gnarled branch of the same leafy multi-fork frond of lingzhi fungus draping naturalistically over and around their stately frames. Estimate: 40,000 USD - 60,000 USD
— “Two Rare Famille Rose Chicken Cups,” Yongzheng six-character marks and of the period. Each with flared sides rising from a flat well, finely painted to the exterior with three majestic cockerels, each with a differently colored plumage. Estimate: 40,000 USD - 60,000 USD
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