Blue and white ceramics were introduced in Jingdezhen, China during the Tang dynasty. The blue pigment was derived from cobalt ores, imported from the Middle East. At the time, cobalt was a scarce ingredient and was only used in limited amounts. Several pieces of blue and white porcelain are highlighted in the first session of the Peter Lyon & Harold Mousser Estate sale. Among them, a blue and white scalloped rim plate from the Yuan dynasty stands out. During this period, porcelain makers combined elements of Persian art to create a new style.
A gilt bronze Buddha figure of Vajradhara and Aureola is also featured in the event, presented by Eden Galleries. Of the Buddha’s many forms and manifestations, Vajradhara is considered a key source of enlightenment. The available sculpture depicts Vajradhara holding a scepter in his right hand and a bell in the other. Also highlighted in the sale is a representation of Guanyin Avalokiteshvara Chaturbhuja. Guanyin, a deity of infinite compassion and mercy, is shown seated in the vajra posture on a lotus base. To view these items, visit Invaluable.
Lot Categories:Asian Art & Antiques (352), Jewelry (11), Furniture (6), Collectibles (6), Decorative Art (4)
# of Lots:380
Price Range:$600 - $40,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Ming Gilt Bronze Buddha Figure Of Vajradhara & Aureola||
|Ming Gilt Bronze Guanyin Avalokiteshvara Chaturbhuja||
|Ming Tsatsa Gilt Bronze Buddha Achala||
|Yuan Blue And White Scalloped Rim Plate||
|Pair Buddhist Bajixiang Embroidery Silk Panels||
French and Italian Fine Art Comes to Auction with Showplace
Francesco Londonio was a Baroque-style painter and engraver known for his pastoral paintings. The Italian artist...
30 years of ArtsThrive from Albuquerque Museum Foundation
Inspired by nature’s ability to weave itself into a knot, the smooth and twisted metal of...