Alain.R.Truong

14 février 2016

A rare sancai-glazed pottery figure of a lion, Tang dynasty (618-907)

A rare sancai-glazed pottery figure of a lion, Tang dynasty (618-907). © Christie's Image 2003  The finely modelled figure shown seated atop a pierced rockwork base as it raises the left rear paw to scratch its face, the amber and green glazes neatly delineating the curly mane and artfully combined in two-color splashes that drain on the clear straw glaze of the body - 8¼in. (21cm.) high, box - Lot 217. Estimate $120,000 - $150,000. Price Realized $147,500  Notes: This figure of a... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). © Christie's Image 2003  Standing with head turned tautly to the left and long straw-glazed mane swept over to one side of the muscular neck, the trappings molded with florets and hung with 'apricot' leaf medallions, and the unglazed saddle cloth set atop a contrasting splash-glazed blanket - 20 5/8in. (52.4cm.) high - Lot 215. Estimate $25,000 - $30,000. Price Realized $28,680  Notes: Compare the similar horse illustrated by... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

Johann Bernhard Schwarzeburger (1672-1741), Dutch skipper, Frankfurt am Main, before 1731

Johann Bernhard Schwarzeburger (1672-1741) possibly Lapidary, Dutch skipper, Frankfurt am Main, before 1731. Baroque pearls, silver, gold, diamond, emerald, agate, red jasper, onyx, chalcedony, plasma, Gamienstein. H 18.9 cm. Inventory number VI 240. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2016 This statuette is the only precious stone figure, which follows four gemstone statues of Roman emperors of Black Burger both the virtuosity of stone cut, the taste safety of the composition of individual parts as well as in face... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

Johann Bernhard Schwarzeburger (1672-1741), Statuette of Domitian, Frankfurt am Main, before 1729

Johann Bernhard Schwarzeburger (1672-1741) possibly Lapidary, Statuette of Domitian, Frankfurt am Main, before 1729. Enamelled different Steinvarietäten (agates, chalcedony, heliotrope, chert) mainly from the area of Idar-Oberstein, gold, precious stones, some black. H 26.3 cm (with pedestal). Inventory number V 149. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2016 The colorful clothes, the vast harem pants, the tight-fitting doublet and the high, wide-brimmed hat were typical of the for their sailing skills valued in Europe... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

Elias Lencker (-1591) (Goldsmith), Calvary, Nuremberg, dated 1577

Elias Lencker (-1591) (Goldsmith), Calvary, Nuremberg, dated 1577. Ebony, tropical timber, Blisterperlen, irregularly shaped pearls, silver, wrought, cast, engraved, stippled, etched, gilded, putty, oil gilding, turquoise, emeralds, garnets, peridot, silk; 67.0 x 31.0 x 19.3 cm. Inventory number III 187. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2016 The Calvary consists Perlmutterschalen and irregularly grown pearls, which were placed at the end of the 16th century by Spanish and Portuguese traders from the Gulf of Mexico,... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2016

Barker or doctor, Germany, 1700-1733

Barker or doctor, Germany, 1700-1733. Baroque pearls, gold, diamonds, enamel, Gamienstein, Obsidian, chalcedony, carnelian, jade, agate, shell, Plasma, amber, jasper. H 12,2 cm. Inventory number VI 120. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2016 The theme of the composite of eight different materials Gemstone figure designate the addendum to Pretiosen inventory, where the statuette is listed first: "A small Cabinet Stückgen 5 inches tall, imagining a doctor ...". In later inventories the same statuette appears well... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2016

Maur bust, probably Germany, before 1733

Maur bust, probably Germany, before 1733. Baroque pearls, gold, silver, partly gilded, partially painted, diamonds, rubies, emeralds, walnut. H 12.8 cm. Inventory number VI 121. Green Vault © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2016 By a note which can be found in the sealed on October 31, 1733 inventory of valuables room, was the "Mohr, whose eyes Zwey small diamonds in which ears are Zwey small beads, the collar is of a Perl with small Diamantgen, Rubingen Schmaragdgen ... ... given "on April 12 of the same year of" Ihro Royal.... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2016

A pair of unusual painted grey pottery figures of female attendants, Tang dynasty (618-907)

A pair of unusual painted grey pottery figures of female attendants, Tang dynasty (618-907). © Christie's Image 2003 Well modelled standing with hands hidden beneath a cloth, wearing belted mens'-style robes that blouson over the sides of the belt applied in back with gilded bosses, the long slit skirt showing the black boots worn by one and the trousers and shoes with upturned toes worn by the other, the full faces with small features beneath a helmet-like coiffure pulled up into topknots above the forehead, traces of white... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

A rare large red pottery drum, Tang dynasty (618-907)

A rare large red pottery drum, Tang dynasty (618-907). © Christie's Image 2003 Hollow modelled with thick walls in an hourglass shape encircled by seven single ribs, with traces of white, red and green pigment - 23¾in. (60.5cm.) long, metal stand - Lot 212. Estimate $10,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $9,560  Notes: Ceramic drums of Tang dynasty date are very rare, and most of the published examples are glazed. A stoneware drum of similar shape and size covered with a phosphatic-splashed glaze,... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2016

A rare olive-glazed stoneware ovoid bottle, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

A rare olive-glazed stoneware ovoid bottle, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century. © Christie's Image 2003 Based on metal prototypes, the ovoid body surmounted by a slender waisted neck rising to a sharply cut everted mouth, covered with a thin olive glaze falling in irregular streaks and ending in a clean line above the knife-cut foot with slightly concave base to expose the pale grey ware - 10 1/8in. (25.7cm.) high - Lot 209. Estimate $8,000 - $10,000. Price Realized $8,365  Property from... [Lire la suite]