09 mars 2019

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

Lot 654. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a camel, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 20 7/8  in., 53 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled standing four square atop a rectangular base, the spirited animal with its neck reared back, the raised head detailed with large rounded eyes and flared nostrils, the body liberally splashed in amber and green glaze tearing over the creamy-white ground. Provenance: C.T. Loo, New York, 1940s-50s.Collection of Marjorie (1917-2014) and... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2019

A large painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 653. A large painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 23 in., 58.4 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well-modeled in spirited pose with a briskly raised right foreleg, the head with well articulated features, mouth agape, flaring nostrils, bulging eyes and a divided forelock swept to either side of the pricked ears, the arched neck with full flowing mane falling just short of the saddle and pleated saddle cloth, traces of red pigment. ... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

Pair of painted pottery horses, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 652. Pair of painted pottery horses, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 18 1/2  in., 47 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each horse rearing back on its hind legs and animatedly raising one of its forelegs, the face tilted with the eyes wide, the nostrils flaring, and the mouth agape conveying a sense of immediacy, the neck elegantly arched and the mane falling to one side, the body with painted harness, reigns, saddle and saddlecloth, fitted wood base (2). ... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2019

A rare sancai and blue-glazed pottery figure of an equestrian, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 651. A rare sancai and blue-glazed pottery figure of an equestrian, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 14 1/4  in., 36.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rider modeled as a foreigner with hands raised as if holding reins, wearing a long blue-glazed robe with a sash tied around the waist, the face well-defined with details picked out in black, the horse standing four square with head slightly lowered, with pricked ears and bulging eyes, covered with a... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

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

Lot 650. A large glazed pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 20 1/8  in., 51 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. powerfully modeled standing on a rectangular base with a raised foreleg, the head turning slightly to the proper left, alert with ears pricked, eyes wide and the mouth open revealing the teeth, covered in a straw glaze with generous splashes of amber and chestnut. Provenance: Collection of the British Rail Pension Fund.Sotheby’s... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

A sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 123. A sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  elegantly potted, the slightly splayed foot swelling to high, rounded shoulders surmounted by a tall waisted neck and everted lipped rim, set with two curved dragon-headed handles applied with spiral bosses extending from the mouth to the base of the neck, the top half amber-glazed with resist dappling and flecks of moss green, the bottom half... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2019

A rare molded green-glazed pottery jar, late Tang-Liao dynasty

Lot 121. A rare molded green-glazed pottery jar, late Tang-Liao dynasty. Height 4 5/8  in., 11.8 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot Sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly modeled, the ovoid form rising from a short splayed foot to a flat shoulder incised with a band of s-curves, surmounted by a narrow lipped rim, a row of molded petal-form lappets applied below the shoulder, each centering a floral spray, the body applied with twelve teardrop-shaped medallions of geometric... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

A blue splashed pottery jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 115. A blue splashed pottery jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 8  1/4  in., 20.9 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of slightly compressed ovoid form, the rounded sides tapering to a short splayed foot, and rising to an everted lipped rim, the buff pinkish body covered by a thin layer of white slip around the neck and sides, with irregular splashes of vibrant cobalt blue glaze cascading in painterly drips from the rim... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

A blue and white deep porcelain bowl, Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 18th-19th century

Lot 389. A blue and white deep porcelain bowl, Joseon dynasty (1392-1897), 18th-19th century; 9 7/8in (25cm) diameter; 5 1/2in (14cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,300 - 7,100).  © Bonhams 2001-2019 The deep bowl set on a ring foot and decorated in underglaze blue with two sprays of citrine, the interior painted with a single auspicious character within a double-ringed roundel. Provenance: Robert W. Moore, sold Christie's, New York, The Robert Moore Collection of Fine and... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

An inlaid-celadon gourd-shaped stoneware ewer, Goryeo dynasty (918-1392), 12th-13th century

Lot 383. An inlaid-celadon gourd-shaped stoneware ewer, Goryeo dynasty (918-1392), 12th-13th century; 12 in (30.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 10,000 (€ 7,100 - 8,900).  © Bonhams 2001-2019 The ewer with a narrow upper bulb and waist and flaring out to an exaggerated lower bulb, the vessel applied with an upright pipe spout and a long, looping handle finished with a coiled sprout, the body decorated with chrysanthemum roundels and wispy clouds in inlaid white slip and iron oxide, all covered with a... [Lire la suite]