29 août 2019

Tang dynasty Ceramics at Christie's New York, 13 September 2019

Lot 833. A massive painted grey pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high. Estimate 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base with the head turned slightly to the left. The head is sensitively modeled with alert expression and the ears pricked. There are extensive traces of red pigment and white slip on the unsaddled body.  Property from the Collection of Frederick A. and Sharon L. Klingenstein.  ... [Lire la suite]

29 août 2019

An exceedingly rare gilt-bronze dragon head-form fitting, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 236. An exceedingly rare gilt-bronze dragon head-form fitting, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 2 1/2  in., 6.3 cm. Estimate USD 80,000 — 120,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly cast in a tapered rectangular form with a hollow interior, the striking mythical beast head powerfully rendered with a gently curled single horn above large rounded eyes and a long upturned pointed snout exposing its sharp fangs, the mane finely detailed with neatly incised lines. ... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2019

A superb and rare silvered-metal 'Mandarin ducks' bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 227. A superb and rare silvered-metal 'Mandarin ducks' bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 4 1/8  in., 10.3 cm. Estimate USD 50,000 — 70,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a flat base to a flared rim, the exterior meticulously decorated with a finely chased and engraved design of four pairs of mandarin ducks, divided by leafy lotus sprays issuing from a ring of connected ruyi heads, enclosing a... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2019

A magnificent and rare gilt-bronze silver-lined stem cup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 221. A magnificent and rare gilt-bronze silver-lined stem cup, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 2 1/2  in., 6.5 cm. Estimate USD 100,000 — 150,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. with shallow rounded sides rising to a flared rim, encircled by a raised ring dividing the cup into two sections, the upper section meticulously engraved with a band of upright petals enclosing birds and flower sprays, lower section decorated with a band of leaf-shaped petals enclosing flower scrolls and a... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2019

An exceptionally rare gilt-bronze figure of Laojun, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 209. An exceptionally rare gilt-bronze figure of Laojun, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 3 3/4  in., 9.7 cm. Estimate USD 50,000 — 70,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. finely cast seated cross-legged with a tripod armrest encircling the front half of the torso, wearing a small scholar's cap, the face with a sincere expression and a pointed beard, the body clothed in an interior garment tied at the chest, with an outer robe open and hanging in creased folds, the hands atop the armrest and... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2019

An exceptional and rare beige and brown jade camel, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 205. An exceptional and rare beige and brown jade camel, Tang dynasty (618-907). Width 2 3/8  in., 6 cm. Estimate USD 200,000 — 300,000. Lot sold 620,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. naturalistically carved, the coiled recumbent animal depicted with the long neck elegantly curved to rest its head gently on its fore hump, its face well defined with a lipped mouth, flared nostrils and rounded eyes, its pointed ears swept... [Lire la suite]

29 août 2019

A very rare parcel-gilt silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 203. A very rare parcel-gilt silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 2 1/4  in., 5.8 cm. Estimate USD 20,000 — 30,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately fashioned in a six-lobed form, the domed cover finely decorated to the top in repoussé and parcel-gilt with a ferocious lion grasping in its mouth and powerful foreclaws a fallen deer, the box similarly decorated to the underside with a lion pouncing on a deer (2). Provenance: Frank Caro,... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2019

An exceptionally rare gilt-bronze dragon, Six Dynasties (221-559)

Lot 247. An exceptionally rare gilt-bronze dragon, Six Dynasties (221-559). Length 5 1/2  in., 13.9 cm. Estimate USD 100,000 — 150,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. well cast in a striding posture, its arched body raised on four powerful limbs terminating in three-clawed paws, trailed by a long curling tail, the ferocious head detailed with a single horn above protruding eyes and a long upturned snout exposing its sharp fangs. Provenance: Collection of... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2019

Tang dynasty Ceramics at Bonhams New York, 9 September 2019

Lot 854. A sancai glazed pottery figure of a camel, Tang dynasty (618-907); 15in (38.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€ 7,200 - 11,000). Courtesy Bonhams. Finely modelled standing on a rectangular plinth, depicted with braying head, two humps and saddle, covered all over in a straw color glaze attractively accented with amber and camellia-leaf green.  The dating of this lot is consistent with the results of an Oxford Authentication Thermoluminescence test, sample C202b32, dated 28 January... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2019

A rare well-carved white marble figure of a pensive bodhisattva, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618)

Lot 848. A rare well-carved white marble figure of a pensive bodhisattva, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The bodhisattva is shown seated in a pensive pose, with the right leg drawn up to support his elbow and the left hand holding a sacred petal-shaped object. The body is draped with long bead necklaces, and the head is backed by a lotus-form aureole with floral scroll... [Lire la suite]