two Or works have failed to be sold at bid, organised by Christie's
A piece of asian art from private collection of baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza collection has been auctioned Wednesday by Christie's in New York, for a price of 3,85 million (approximately 3,24 billion euros), well above what had been calculated previously.
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The work, a bronze figure of Buddha was created in Nepal between THIRTEENTH and FOURTEENTH centuries, with half a meter of height, had an estimated price of between 600,000 and 800,000 dollars (between 504,000 and 673.000 euros). However, in auction held this Wednesday, statue has reached a hammer price of $ 3.2 million (to 2.69 million euros), and 3.85 million with fees. Has been piece that greater value has reached in auction of 42 batches of asian art offered this Wednesday, Christie's, seven of which have been removed.
The auction for or pieces from same collection of baroness has been declared deserted. It is a sculpture in black stone hindu god Shiva and his wife Parvati, made in norast of India around NINTH century and which had an estimated price of between 100,000 and $ 150,000 (between of 84,000 and 126,000 euros). Neir has it been placed a bronze figure of poet-saint Sambandar, made in sourn India in late FIFTEENTH century or early SIXTEENTH, with an estimated price tag of between 600,000 and 800,000 dollars (between 504,000 and 673.000 euros).
The figure of Buddha that was auctioned is considered by Christie's as " summit of sophistication" in art of antique brass of Nepal, specially by size of piece and how it is conserved, according to catalog. "For art himalayan, this type of bronze of this early period is unlikely", says specialist of asian art of Christie's, Leiko Coyle. "This Buddha has a purity of form and a sweetness that captures essence of Nepal", she adds.
The piece, which shows a meditating Buddha seated, was made by master artists from community newari, original inhabitants of Kathmandu valley, highlighted by beautiful work y were doing with brass.