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Lot 3113: A RARE LARGE GILT COPPER ALLOY FIGURE OF AVALOKITESHVARA MARK AND PERIOD OF ZHENGTONG, DATED 1447 |

Est: $4,000,000 HKD - $6,000,000 HKDSold:
Sotheby'sOctober 07, 2015Hong Kong, China

Item Overview

Description

finely cast in the form of the Bodhisattva seated in lalitasana on a double-lotus base with beaded edges, the right hand held in varada mudra and the left raised in vitarka mudra, both grasping an utpala lotus stalk meandering upwards along the arms to the shoulders, dressed in a dhoti and a loose shawl over the shoulders, adorned with sumptuous ornamental jewellery including earrings, beaded necklaces, bracelets, armbands and anklets, the serene expression accentuated with a subtle benign smile, crowned with a tiara afront a neatly tied knot, the pendent right foot resting on an individual lotus issuing from the double-lotus pedestal inscribed 'Zhengtong Dingmao Nian' (corresponding to 1447), the foot of the pedestal incised with a three-character inscription reading yang ruo ming (probably the name of the patron)

Dimensions

34.9 cm., 13 3/4  in.

Condition Report

Although the base plate is no longer with the figure, it has been preserved in good overall condition, with just expected oxidisation to the metal and minor surface wear, insignificant bruises, scratches and rubbing to the gilding at the fragile peripheral areas. There are traces of pigmentation to the crown
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.
NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

Provenance

Collection of Joseph Morak (1889-1969), Prague, and thence by descent.

Payment & Shipping

Payment

Accepted forms of payment: Other, Personal Check, Visa

Shipping

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Auction Details

Vajrayana: Voyage to the Tantra

by
Sotheby's
October 07, 2015, 11:30 AM HKT

5/F One Pacific Place, Hong Kong, Admiralty, -, CN

Terms

Live bidding may start higher or lower

Buyer's Premium

$1 - 1,600,000:30.0%
$1,600,001 - 22,500,000:25.0%
$22,500,001+:17.0%

Bidding Increments

From:To:Increment:
$0$999$50
$1,000$1,999$100
$2,000$2,999$200
$3,000$3,199$200
$3,200$3,799$300
$3,800$4,199$200
$4,200$4,799$300
$4,800$4,999$200
$5,000$9,999$500
$10,000$19,999$1,000
$20,000$29,999$2,000
$30,000$31,999$2,000
$32,000$37,999$3,000
$38,000$41,999$2,000
$42,000$47,999$3,000
$48,000$49,999$2,000
$50,000$99,999$5,000
$100,000$199,999$10,000
$200,000$299,999$20,000
$300,000$319,999$20,000
$320,000$379,999$30,000
$380,000$419,999$20,000
$420,000$479,999$30,000
$480,000$499,999$20,000
$500,000$999,999$50,000
$1,000,000$1,999,999$100,000
$2,000,000$2,999,999$200,000
$3,000,000$3,199,999$200,000
$3,200,000$3,799,999$300,000
$3,800,000$4,199,999$200,000
$4,200,000$4,799,999$300,000
$4,800,000$4,999,999$200,000
$5,000,000$9,999,999$500,000
$10,000,000+$1,000,000

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