12 janvier 2021

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

Lot 83. A large painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 201⁄4 in. (51 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The horse is shown standing on a rectangular platform with right leg raised, the mouth open and the head turned slightly to the left. The body is caparisoned with a cloth-tied saddle. Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd., London, 19 July 1985. Literature: Spink & Son Ltd., Octagon, Vol.... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2021

A painted pottery of an official, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 82. A painted pottery of an official, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 161⁄8 in. (41 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 2,000. Price Realised USD 2,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The figure is shown standing on a low base with his hands clasped in front of his chest, and wearing an official’s hat. Provenance: Frank Caro, New York, 29 August 1961.Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York.Acquired from the above in 1974. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2021

A painted pottery of a lady, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 80. A painted pottery of a lady, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 173⁄8 in. (44.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The court lady with an elaborate coiffure is shown standing with both hands held before her chest, and wearing a long robe that exposes the tips of her shoes. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 1988. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection. 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020
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12 janvier 2021

A grey pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386-534)

Lot 76. A grey pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386-534); 123⁄8 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The tall, slender figure is shown with his head turned to the right and his right hand raised in front of his chest, lacquered softwood stand. Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1981. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection. 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020
12 janvier 2021

A grey pottery owl-form vessel and cover, Han dynasty or later

Lot 77. A grey pottery owl-form vessel and cover, Han dynasty or later; 73⁄8 in. (18.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 600 - USD 800. Price Realised USD 875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The vessel is painted with feathers in black and raised on two small feet, and the cover forms the head with pricked ears. Provenance: Himiko Oriental Gallery, Stockholm, 1998. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection. 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020  
12 janvier 2021

A painted pottery head of a horse, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 76. A painted pottery head of a horse, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 81⁄8 in. (20.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price Realised USD 1,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The horse head is shown with the mouth open and ears pricked, with traces of color pigment, softwood stand. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 1988. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection. 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020
12 janvier 2021

A painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Yangshao culture, Banshan type, 3rd millenium BC

Lot 75. A painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Yangshao culture, Banshan type, 3rd millenium BC; 91⁄2 in. (24.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 2,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The compressed globular jar with two loop handles is painted on body in black with a fishnet pattern enclosing dots. Property from the Collection of Frederick A. and Sharon L. Klingenstein. Provenance: China House of Arts (according to label).Acquired prior to 1994,... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2021

Two painted pottery figures of a man and a lady, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 74. Two painted pottery figures of a man and a lady, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); The larger, 231⁄4 in. (59 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price Realised USD 1,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 Both figures are shown standing facing forward. The lady is dressed in a long robe flaring at the bottom, with hands clasped within the sleeves at the lower waist. Provenance: Himiko Oriental Gallery, Stockholm, 1998. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2021

A large painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, 3rd millenium BC

Lot 73. A large painted pottery jar, Neolithic period, Majiayao culture, 3rd millenium BC; 171⁄2 in. (44 cm.) wide across handles. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The compressed globular jar with two small loop handles is painted in red and black with medallions filled with a chequerboard design within bold spirals. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 1992. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving... [Lire la suite]