Alain.R.Truong

28 mars 2020

A very rare Xingyao ewer, Tang-Five Dynasties period, 9th-10th century

Lot 2075. A  very rare Xingyao ewer, Tang-Five Dynasties period, 9th-10th century; 13 1/8 in. (33.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 120,000 - USD 180,000. Price Realized USD 425,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The ewer is potted with an elegant pear-shaped body that rises to a narrow neck below the pinched and flared 'phoenix-head' mouth rim, and has a curved handle on one side. The vessel is covered inside and out with an ivory-white glaze that falls to the knife-trimmed edge of the... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2020

A rare blue, amber and cream-glazed tripod censer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 2077. A  rare blue, amber and cream-glazed tripod censer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The compressed globular body is raised on three lion paw supports and is covered with a cream glaze streaked in blue and amber that falls from between the four blue-glazed, molded appliques on the shoulder to also cover the four leaping mythical beasts applied to the sides. The... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2020

A green-glazed pottery jar and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 2072. A  green-glazed pottery jar and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 6 1/8 in. (15.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The jar has a slightly compressed, globular body, surmounted by a stepped neck and widely-flaring rim. The cover has an everted rim and convex center from which rises the bud-form finial. Both jar and cover are covered in a bright green glaze, stand, box. Provenance: T.Y. King &... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A large and finely modeled sancai-glazed pottery figure of a Ferghana horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 2071. A  large and finely modeled sancai-glazed pottery figure of a Ferghana horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 28 in. (71 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price Realized USD 365,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth with its head turned slightly to the left and mouth open. Its striated forelock is swept back beneath the pricked ears and the long segmented mane, attractively glazed in streaks of green,... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A well-modeled sancai-glazed pottery figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 2069. A  well-modeled sancai-glazed pottery figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 36½ in. (92.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price Realized USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The guardian is shown standing on top of a recumbent ox, with his head turned to the right, his right hand placed on his hip and his left hand raised to hold a weapon. His unglazed face is painted with red to accent the fierce expression and topped with radiating... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A large painted red pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 2070. A  large painted red pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 25 7/8 in. (85.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 80,000. Price Realized USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The elegant figure stands on a flat, shaped base, with head turned slightly to the side and hands positioned within her long sleeves as if to hold an offering. Her long robes fall in heavy folds that emphasize the graceful sway of her body, and trail in a fan shape in... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2020

A rare large painted grey pottery figure of a kowtowing court official, early Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century

Lot 2067. A rare large painted grey pottery figure of a kowtowing court official, early Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price Realized USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The male courtier is well modeled in an unusual prostrate posture of obeisance with his head slightly raised above his clasped hands, which are pierced to hold a hu tablet. His face is finely modeled with life-like features set in an... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A large celadon-green jade carving of a recumbent horse, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century

Lot 3213. A large celadon-green jade carving of a recumbent horse, Qing dynasty, 18th-19th century; 28 cm., 11 in. Estimate 1,500,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 1,820,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the boulder carved in the form of a recumbent horse modelled with its head and maned neck turned back over the shoulder, its hoofed legs tucked under the body with its long tail curled alongside its right hind leg, the hair on its mane and tail detailed with fine incisions, the stone of... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A celadon and russet jade boy and buffalo group, late 17th century

Lot 3210. A celadon and russet jade boy and buffalo group, late 17th century; 11 cm., 4 1/2 in. Estimate 3,000,000 — 5,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 9,380,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely carved in the round as a recumbent buffalo with raised head and animated expression, detailed with powerful legs and a bushy tail, the boy in loose-fitted clothes climbing on the beast, clutching a spray of millet, the lustrous stone of a warm celadon tone highlighted with russet inclusions. ... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A black and white jade 'cat and butterfly' carving, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 3209. A black and white jade 'cat and butterfly' carving, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 6.8 cm., 2 3/4 in. Estimate 2,000,000 — 3,000,000 HKD. Lot Sold 2,420,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. carved from a slightly cube-shaped block, in the form of a grinning cat trampling leaves with its feet, clenching a sprig of banana leaves in its mouth, its tail curled alongside its left flank, set with a butterfly on its back, the stone of white tone with patches of... [Lire la suite]