A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus Mid Qing dynasty
Lot 349
A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus Qianlong
Sold for HK$ 175,000 (US$ 22,580) inc. premium
Lot Details
A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus
Qianlong
Elaborately cast, the regal figure portrayed seated in dhyanasana atop a double lotus pedestal, both hands held in dhyanamudra, his meditative face set with downcast eyes and a serene smile, his hair tied in high chignon and streaks falling loosely at the sides, framed by an elaborate foliate headdress, the pendulous ears hanging hardstone-inlaid earrings and necklaces, leaving the chest bare with a clothed sash swung over his left shoulder and his lower body clad in a simple dhoti finely incised at the hems, all finely adorned with jewelled armbands and bracelets.
16.7cm high.

Footnotes

  • Provenance 來源:
    Louis Joseph, Massachussetts, prior to 1978

    Compare a group of three Tibetan gilt bronze figures of Amitayus bearing a kalasha in the Palace Museum, Beijing, exhibited in the Macao Museum of Art, illustrated by Chan Hou Seng, Lightness of Essence: Tibetan Buddhism Relics of the Palace Museum, Macao, 2003, pp.286-287, no.106-3.

    清乾隆 銅鎏金無量壽佛坐像

    無量壽佛面相清瘦,高鼻小口,高髮髻,正中飾單葉寶冠,耳帶大耳檔,袒上身,斜披帛帶,佩帶項圈及臂釧,下身有衣褶,薄衣貼體,以跏趺住在仰覆蓮花座上,雙手平疊結禪定印,髮飾及其配件皆飾以寶石,鎏金明亮,雕工精細,優雅華美。

    比較故宮博物院藏之無量壽佛坐像,見陳浩星主編,《妙諦心傳:故宮珍藏藏傳佛教文物》,澳門,2003,頁286-287,編號106-3。 該無量壽佛雖沒有鑲以寶石,並托以無量寶瓶,但其形態與本佛像相似。
Activities
Auction information

This auction is now finished. If you are interested in consigning in future auctions, please contact the specialist department. If you have queries about lots purchased in this auction, please contact customer services.

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories excluding Wine:

Buyer's Premium Rates
25% on the first HKD800,000 of the Hammer Price
20% from HKD800,001 to HKD1,000,000 of the Hammer Price
12% on the excess over HKD1,000,000 of the Hammer Price.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licences please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.

Contacts
  1. Sally Fong
    Specialist - Chinese Works of Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    Suite 2001, One Pacific Place
    Hong Kong
    Work +852 2918 4321
  2. John Chong
    Specialist - Chinese Works of Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    Suite 2001, One Pacific Place
    Hong Kong
    Work +852 3607 0013
  3. Xibo Wang
    Specialist - Chinese Works of Art
    Bonhams
    Work
    Suite 2001, One Pacific Place
    Hong Kong
    Work +852 3607 0010
Similar items
A gilt bronze figure of Ushnishavijaya 18th century A gilt bronze figure of Amitayus Qianlong, dated by inscription to 1770 A large gilt-bronze repoussé figure of Amitayus 17th century A gilt copper alloy figure of Amitayus Qing, 18th century A cast bronze seated Amitayus and lotus stand Ming Dynasty A gilt-bronze figure of Amitayus 18th century