Alain.R.Truong

13 février 2016

A rare large painted red pottery figure of a mythical beast, unicorn, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

A rare large painted red pottery figure of a mythical beast, unicorn, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). © Christie's Image 2003 The powerful composite creature made in sections and shown with head lowered and body tensed for attack, the large bovine head modelled with flared nostrils, bulging eyes and a socketed horn between elephantine ears, the muscular body molded with wings and made with sockets for the canine-like legs and long upturned tail, with traces of pale lavender-blue, black, red and white pigment - 31¾in.... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A large impressed grey pottery tomb brick, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220)

A large impressed grey pottery tomb brick, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220). © Christie's Image 2003 Perhaps part of a door lintel, hollow and impressed with descending registers of long-tailed birds, trees, dragons and immortals (xian) and tigers running amidst mountains on the long sides, and dragons on top, the bottom with a lozenge band between bands of cloud scroll, with apertures on the narrow sides and a rectangular tenon on top - 25 3/8in. (64.5cm.) long, stand - Lot 194. Estimate $4,000 -... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A green-glazed red pottery tripod vessel and cover, lian, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

A green-glazed red pottery tripod vessel and cover, lian, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8). © Christie's Image 2003 The vessel raised on three kneeling bear supports and molded around the sides with archers on horseback, immortals (xian), and various animals including monkeys, tigers, deer and boars, as well as a pair of mask and ring handles, the cover molded in high relief with concentric mountains interspersed with further animals and a large kneeling immortal, the green glaze extensively degraded to a silvery iridescence... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A Sichuan burnished black pottery jar, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

A Sichuan burnished black pottery jar, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). © Christie's Image 2003 Each side carved with two spirals that seem to issue from the base of the broad strap handles carved with conjoined circular medallions, with a finely hatchured band on the faceted neck below the rim formed by an angular spout on either side - 7¼in. (18.5cm.) across handles - Lot 191. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Price Realized $1,793  Provenance: Carter Fine Art, London  Notes: A similar jar in... [Lire la suite]
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13 février 2016

A small impressed grey pottery globular jar with handle, Warring States period (475-221 BC)

A small impressed grey pottery globular jar with handle, Warring States period (475-221 BC). © Christie's Image 2003 Thinly potted and impressed with a fine mesh pattern ending below the sharply defined mouth rim, applied on one side with three small scrolls centered by a loop handle suspending a loose ring, and on the other with a narrow handle bent upwards and joined to the shoulder by a strut - 5¾in. (14.6cm.) across handle - Lot 190. Estimate $1,000 - $1,500. Price Realized $1,554  Notes: A... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A rare large red pottery jar and cover, Neolithic period, probably Qijia culture, circa 2050-1700 BC

A rare large red pottery jar and cover, Neolithic period, probably Qijia culture, circa 2050-1700 BC. © Christie's Image 2003 The tall body bulging somewhat before tapering to the flat base, with a pair of simplified animal-head handles applied below the grooved rim, both the side of the conical cover and the side of the mouth rim scored with two parallel lines for alignment - 33 3/8in. (56.8cm.) high - Lot 188. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $5,975  The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd.... [Lire la suite]


13 février 2016

A burnished black 'egg-shell' pottery stem cup, Neolithic period, Longshan culture, 2nd half 3rd millenium BC (2500-2000 BC)

A burnished black 'egg-shell' pottery stem cup, Neolithic period, Longshan culture, 2nd half 3rd millenium BC (2500-2000 BC), Shandong Province.  © Christie's Image 2003 Thinly potted, the deep cup with widely flared rim raised on a tall hollow stem with broader tubular section cut with rows of narrow slits either side of a median grooved band, raised on a spreading foot - 9½in. (24.1cm.) high, box - Lot 187. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Price Realized $4,183  Property ofrom the collection... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A rare signed and inscribed rhinoceros horn ear cup, signed Bao Tiancheng, 17th-18th century

A rare signed and inscribed rhinoceros horn ear cup, signed Bao Tiancheng, 17th-18th century. © Christie's Image 2003 The translucent horn simply and elegantly carved in imitation of Han dynasty prototypes made from other materials, raised on a rounded rectangular foot, the base finely inscribed in seal script with a lengthy inscription and the seal of Bao Tiancheng - 5 1/8in. (13cm.) long, elaborate wood stand, two boxes - Lot 75. Estimate $50,000 - $70,000. Price Realized $59,750  Notes: The... [Lire la suite]
13 février 2016

A landscape-carved rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century

A landscape-carved rhinoceros horn libation cup,  17th-18th century. © Christie's Image 2003 The sides well carved in high relief with a river and trees growing from rocky ledges, with a large pine tree, rock and the trunk of a smaller tree forming the handle at one end - 5in. (12.2cm.) long  - Lot 74. Estimate $12,000 - $15,000. Price Realized $14,340  CHRISTIE'S. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 September 2003, New York, Rockefeller Plaza
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13 février 2016

A rhinoceros horn libation cup, 17th-18th century

A rhinoceros horn libation cup,  17th-18th century. © Christie's Image 2003 Well carved in high relief with birds perched in a prunus tree, a pair of pheasants and lotus plants and a peacock and prunus, the stem carved at one end a continuation of the coiled stem that forms the oval foot rim - 5 5/8in. (14.2cm.) long, box  - Lot 71. Estimate $8,000 - $12,000. Price Realized $9,560  CHRISTIE'S. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 September 2003, New York, Rockefeller... [Lire la suite]