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Auction Description for Galerie Zacke Vienna: Antique Asian Art
Viewing Notes:
8th June 10am to 6pm. 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th June 10am to 6pm. Day of sale 1pm to 5pm.
Sale Notes:
www.zacke.at

Antique Asian Art

by Galerie Zacke Vienna


305 lots with images

June 15, 2013

Cafe Griensteidl

Michaelerplatz

Vienna, 1010 Austria

Phone: 0043-1-53 20 452

SHADAKSHARI LOKESHVARA

Lot 1: SHADAKSHARI LOKESHVARA

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Description: Bronze. Nepal, 20th century. HEIGHT 20,3 CM A bronze sculpture of a four-armed Shadakshari (Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara )seated in padmasana on a lotus throne, holding the rosary and lotus and with his principal hands folded. The head with a five point crown of a Bodhisattva. Blackened bronze cast From the collection of Dr. Herbert Fux, Vienna All objects from the collection Dr. Herbert Fux have been acquired by himself from the 1950ies until the 1980ies from various collections. 青銅四臂觀世音坐像. 尼泊爾, 20 世紀, 高 20,3 厘米. Dr. Herbert Fux had initiated his studies in Arts and Archaeology only a couple of years after World War II, which lead him to a series of educational trips. Previously, he had worked as a restorer for the Austrian Antiquities and Monuments Office. Being an expert for East Asian Arts in particular, he became Scientific Advisor at the Museum for Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna in 1970. Afterwards he constantly pursued his career and was appointed Director of the museum in 1981. A sudden disease forced him to prematurely resign from his office in 1984. In 1978 he organized one of the most renowned exhibitions on "4000 Years East Asian Art" in Krems / Lower Austria, which turned out to be a great success. This exhibition also presented exhibits from the collection of Wilhelm Exner. Many objects of this famous Austrian collection later were among the sales offer of our also Gallery (in this catalogue lot no. 75) Previously, in 1974 Dr. Fux dedicatedly curated exhibitions on "Archaeological Discoveries in Peoples Republic of China" (1974) and on "Chinese Painting" (1976), which lead to an increasing interest in Asian Art on the Viennese local market. Naturally the Gallery Zacke was also involved and is often mentioned in the records of his collection. As a private collector Dr. Herbert Fux always was open-minded and curious to manifold fields of arts, namely the Asian Arts. His wife wrote to us that "...he was a dedicated scientist and was particularly devoted to China and Japan...". Hofrat Dr. Herbert Fux lived until 2011. Lot 1 - 60 offer a choice of art objects from the former collection of Dr. Herbert Fux. Parts of his accurate records on his objects have been integrated in our descriptions, namely of the African field, that is rather not represented by Gallery Zacke. A copy of the original descrition by Dr. Fux will be handed over to the buyer on request.

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A GUARDIAN DEITY RIDING ON A LION

Lot 2: A GUARDIAN DEITY RIDING ON A LION

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Description: Bronze. Sino-Mongolian, 17th / 18th century. HEIGHT 25,1 CM An expressively crafted bronze sculpture displaying a figure with a naked upper body riding on a lion (in the style of the Chinese shizi of the Ming Period) with slightly turned back head and decorated with a small bell and tassels. The rider presenting a stretched and naked upper body, whereas the shoulders are covered, facial expression similar to a Krodha deity (guardian spirit, Tibet), coiled headdress, one hand resting on the side, the other rised and holding a sphere.Tiny feet covered with boots. Very good and dark patina, a small loss to lion-tail From the collection of Dr. Herbert Fux, Vienna All objects from the collection Dr. Herbert Fux have been acquired by himself from the 1950ies until the 1980ies from various collections. 青銅保護神像. 蒙古, 18 世紀. 高 25,1 厘米. Dr. Herbert Fux had initiated his studies in Arts and Archaeology only a couple of years after World War II, which lead him to a series of educational trips. Previously, he had worked as a restorer for the Austrian Antiquities and Monuments Office. Being an expert for East Asian Arts in particular, he became Scientific Advisor at the Museum for Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna in 1970. Afterwards he constantly pursued his career and was appointed Director of the museum in 1981. A sudden disease forced him to prematurely resign from his office in 1984. In 1978 he organized one of the most renowned exhibitions on "4000 Years East Asian Art" in Krems / Lower Austria, which turned out to be a great success. This exhibition also presented exhibits from the collection of Wilhelm Exner. Many objects of this famous Austrian collection later were among the sales offer of our also Gallery (in this catalogue lot no. 75) Previously, in 1974 Dr. Fux dedicatedly curated exhibitions on "Archaeological Discoveries in Peoples Republic of China" (1974) and on "Chinese Painting" (1976), which lead to an increasing interest in Asian Art on the Viennese local market. Naturally the Gallery Zacke was also involved and is often mentioned in the records of his collection. As a private collector Dr. Herbert Fux always was open-minded and curious to manifold fields of arts, namely the Asian Arts. His wife wrote to us that "...he was a dedicated scientist and was particularly devoted to China and Japan...". Hofrat Dr. Herbert Fux lived until 2011. Lot 1 - 60 offer a choice of art objects from the former collection of Dr. Herbert Fux. Parts of his accurate records on his objects have been integrated in our descriptions, namely of the African field, that is rather not represented by Gallery Zacke. A copy of the original descrition by Dr. Fux will be handed over to the buyer on request.

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BUDDHA AMITAYUS

Lot 3: BUDDHA AMITAYUS

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Description: Fire gilt bronze. Tibet, 18th to 19th century. HEIGHT 14, 5 CM A bronze figure of crowned Buddha Amitayus seated in Padmasana on a double lotus throne and holding Armta with the elixir of life. The hair combed in a high chignon a secured with a three-pointed cown, ear lobes bejewelled, upper body stretched and the face with a confident expression From the collection of Dr. Herbert Fux, Vienna All objects from the collection Dr. Herbert Fux have been acquired by himself from the 1950ies until the 1980ies from various collections. 青銅合金無量壽佛坐像. 西藏, 18世紀 - 19 世紀.高 14,5 厘米. Dr. Herbert Fux had initiated his studies in Arts and Archaeology only a couple of years after World War II, which lead him to a series of educational trips. Previously, he had worked as a restorer for the Austrian Antiquities and Monuments Office. Being an expert for East Asian Arts in particular, he became Scientific Advisor at the Museum for Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna in 1970. Afterwards he constantly pursued his career and was appointed Director of the museum in 1981. A sudden disease forced him to prematurely resign from his office in 1984. In 1978 he organized one of the most renowned exhibitions on "4000 Years East Asian Art" in Krems / Lower Austria, which turned out to be a great success. This exhibition also presented exhibits from the collection of Wilhelm Exner. Many objects of this famous Austrian collection later were among the sales offer of our also Gallery (in this catalogue lot no. 75) Previously, in 1974 Dr. Fux dedicatedly curated exhibitions on "Archaeological Discoveries in Peoples Republic of China" (1974) and on "Chinese Painting" (1976), which lead to an increasing interest in Asian Art on the Viennese local market. Naturally the Gallery Zacke was also involved and is often mentioned in the records of his collection. As a private collector Dr. Herbert Fux always was open-minded and curious to manifold fields of arts, namely the Asian Arts. His wife wrote to us that "...he was a dedicated scientist and was particularly devoted to China and Japan...". Hofrat Dr. Herbert Fux lived until 2011. Lot 1 - 60 offer a choice of art objects from the former collection of Dr. Herbert Fux. Parts of his accurate records on his objects have been integrated in our descriptions, namely of the African field, that is rather not represented by Gallery Zacke. A copy of the original descrition by Dr. Fux will be handed over to the buyer on request.

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A LIDDED VASE WITH DEER AND LONG-LIFE SYMBOLS

Lot 4: A LIDDED VASE WITH DEER AND LONG-LIFE SYMBOLS

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Description: Underglaze blue porcelain. China, Qianlong-Period (1736 - 1795). HEIGHT 25,3 CM A fine and slightly washed painted vase and cover with a dense depiction of long-life and luck symbols raised on a slightly recessed foot ring and surmounted of a cylindrical body with a narrow shoulder terminating in a broad neck. The decoration is presenting a mountainous landscape merging into the far mist. To the foreground depictions of pine trees and some unrealistically painted and mythic deer with white spots Meihualu (China) - "deer with blooming peach". They are standing next to a pine trunk offering the same pattern. The deer representing a "good income" and is the animal disposing of the gift to recover the Lingzhi. The rocks presenting long-life symbols as well as the bats (luck) and the clouds are done in Ruyi. Vase topped of a convex lid with a knob and presenting rock and pine. To base a Four-character-mark Qianlong nian zhi 乾隆 年製 and of the period. Good condition, some chips to rims From the collection of Dr. Herbert Fux, Vienna All objects from the collection Dr. Herbert Fux have been acquired by himself from the 1950ies until the 1980ies from various collections. 青花花鳥帶蓋存罐. 中國, 清代, 乾隆 (1736-1795) 製.高25,3 米. Dr. Herbert Fux had initiated his studies in Arts and Archaeology only a couple of years after World War II, which lead him to a series of educational trips. Previously, he had worked as a restorer for the Austrian Antiquities and Monuments Office. Being an expert for East Asian Arts in particular, he became Scientific Advisor at the Museum for Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna in 1970. Afterwards he constantly pursued his career and was appointed Director of the museum in 1981. A sudden disease forced him to prematurely resign from his office in 1984. In 1978 he organized one of the most renowned exhibitions on "4000 Years East Asian Art" in Krems / Lower Austria, which turned out to be a great success. This exhibition also presented exhibits from the collection of Wilhelm Exner. Many objects of this famous Austrian collection later were among the sales offer of our also Gallery (in this catalogue lot no. 75) Previously, in 1974 Dr. Fux dedicatedly curated exhibitions on "Archaeological Discoveries in Peoples Republic of China" (1974) and on "Chinese Painting" (1976), which lead to an increasing interest in Asian Art on the Viennese local market. Naturally the Gallery Zacke was also involved and is often mentioned in the records of his collection. As a private collector Dr. Herbert Fux always was open-minded and curious to manifold fields of arts, namely the Asian Arts. His wife wrote to us that "...he was a dedicated scientist and was particularly devoted to China and Japan...". Hofrat Dr. Herbert Fux lived until 2011. Lot 1 - 60 offer a choice of art objects from the former collection of Dr. Herbert Fux. Parts of his accurate records on his objects have been integrated in our descriptions, namely of the African field, that is rather not represented by Gallery Zacke. A copy of the original descrition by Dr. Fux will be handed over to the buyer on request.

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BODHISATTVA PADMAPANI

Lot 5: BODHISATTVA PADMAPANI

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Description: Fire-gilt Bronze. Northern China, 18th to 19th century. HEIGHT 31,2 CM A rare and elaborate fire-gilt bronze sculpture depicting Bodhisattva Padmapani with a naked upper body (the shoulders covered by a cloth), one hand holding a lotus and the other in Abhaya mudra with a Srivatsa on the palm. The crown displaing a small effigy of Buddha Amitabha. Padmapani bejewelled with a silk and pleated gown (Dhoti) and standing on a finely executed round base decorated with a double lotus ring. Flank to his body an expressively crafted lotus flower and flowing garlands, his face displaying very delicate and finely crafted features with a unique self-confident and introverted expression. The thick hair running into a chignon. Cover to base with a Vishvavajra From the collection of Dr. Herbert Fux, Vienna All objects from the collection Dr. Herbert Fux have been acquired by himself from the 1950ies until the 1980ies from various collections. 銅合金蓮花手觀世音像. 中國北部, 18世紀-19 世紀. 高31,2厘米. Dr. Herbert Fux had initiated his studies in Arts and Archaeology only a couple of years after World War II, which lead him to a series of educational trips. Previously, he had worked as a restorer for the Austrian Antiquities and Monuments Office. Being an expert for East Asian Arts in particular, he became Scientific Advisor at the Museum for Applied Arts (MAK) in Vienna in 1970. Afterwards he constantly pursued his career and was appointed Director of the museum in 1981. A sudden disease forced him to prematurely resign from his office in 1984. In 1978 he organized one of the most renowned exhibitions on "4000 Years East Asian Art" in Krems / Lower Austria, which turned out to be a great success. This exhibition also presented exhibits from the collection of Wilhelm Exner. Many objects of this famous Austrian collection later were among the sales offer of our also Gallery (in this catalogue lot no. 75) Previously, in 1974 Dr. Fux dedicatedly curated exhibitions on "Archaeological Discoveries in Peoples Republic of China" (1974) and on "Chinese Painting" (1976), which lead to an increasing interest in Asian Art on the Viennese local market. Naturally the Gallery Zacke was also involved and is often mentioned in the records of his collection. As a private collector Dr. Herbert Fux always was open-minded and curious to manifold fields of arts, namely the Asian Arts. His wife wrote to us that "...he was a dedicated scientist and was particularly devoted to China and Japan...". Hofrat Dr. Herbert Fux lived until 2011. Lot 1 - 60 offer a choice of art objects from the former collection of Dr. Herbert Fux. Parts of his accurate records on his objects have been integrated in our descriptions, namely of the African field, that is rather not represented by Gallery Zacke. A copy of the original descrition by Dr. Fux will be handed over to the buyer on request.

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