15 mai 2016

A black stone figure of a lion, Tang Dynasty

Lot 16. Property from the Cunliffe Collection. A black stone figure of a lion, Tang Dynasty. Sold for £36,250 (€46,027) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams. Boldly carved sitting on its hind legs, its forepaws supporting the strong body, the ferocious expression defined by an open mouth with bared fangs and lolling tongue, the mane arranged in curls. 19cm (7 1/2in) high Provenance: Rolf, Lord Cunliffe (1899-1963), Honorary Keeper of the Far Eastern Collections at the Fitzwilliam Museum,... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2016

A very large pottery model of a camel and rider, Tang Dynasty

Lot 2. The Property of a Nobleman. A very large pottery model of a camel and rider, Tang Dynasty. Overall 85cm (33 1/2in) high (3). Sold for £21,250 (€26,981). Photo: Bonhams. The two-hump camel modelled striding with left legs forward, neck raised and mouth gaping open to reveal tongue and teeth above the mottled hairy beard, the simple saddle modelled separately and further laden with a separate layer of travel supplies including hanging flasks, rolled blankets and rabbits, the foreign rider perched above... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2016

A large painted pottery model of a prancing horse, Tang Dynasty

Lot 1. A large painted pottery model of a prancing horse, Tang Dynasty. Sold for £68,500 (€86,975) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams. The elegantly prancing horse finely modelled with the right foreleg raised high and the head cocked slightly to the left, with a curving mane above the bulging black eyes, the lively folds of the saddlecloth painted in a rusty orange tone swaying from the saddle painted with floral scrolls, the body with traces of an attractive pinkish colouring. 56.5cm (22 1/4in) high Provenance: a noble... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2016

Kokoschka world record set at Bonhams Impressionist & Modern Art Auction

NEW YORK.- Oskar Kokoschka’s Sitzender bärtiger Mann (1907) set a world auction record for a work on paper at U.S. $425,000 with premium at the Bonhams New York’s Impressionist and Modern Art sale on May 11.  Lot 21. Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1990), Sitzender bärtiger Mann, signed with initials 'OK' (lower right), graphite and watercolor on light brown paper, 16 7/8 x 12 1/8 in ( 42.7 x 30.8 cm). Drawn in 1907. Sold for US$ 425,000 (€374,515) inc. premium. world auction record... [Lire la suite]