Saturday, March 14, 2015

Buddhist, Tibetan Art & Qing Dynasty splendors dominate Gianguan auctions Asia Week sale

Detail of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva with dragon. Gilt-bronze wit pigment. Qing Dynasty.
NEW YORK---As the rush of Spring Asia Week exhibitions and auctions wind down, Gianguan Auctions will ramp up the excitement again on Sunday, March 22nd, with an auction strong in Buddhist art, Qing Dynasty cloisonné, large carved jades, and archetypal scroll paintings. Leading the line-up of Tibetan deities and Buddhist religious art are statues of rarely seen Buddhist gods. Lot 298, for instance, is a gilt-bronze casting of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva with dragon. [link]