16 janvier 2020

A carved ‘black- and white’-glazed Cizhou stoneware bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (A.D. 960 – 1127)

A carved ‘black- and white’-glazed Cizhou stoneware bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (A.D. 960 – 1127). Height 6 inches (15.2 cm). Diameter 6 3⁄4 inches (17.2 cm). Price On Request. © 2020 J.J. Lally & Co., New York of deep rounded form, decorated with a broad frieze of five stylized leafy sprays on a background of vertical striations framed by horizontal line borders, all boldly carved through the very dark brown-black glaze to the creamy-white slip underneath, the dark glaze continuing over the... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2020

Two grey pottery rectangular tomb bricks, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1251. Two grey pottery rectangular tomb bricks, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 36½ x 15¼ in. (92 x 38.7 cm.) and 38 x 14¼ (96.5 x 36.2 cm.). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The first is of grey tone and impressed on either side in the center with five parallel rows of lozenge-shaped panels, each containing small raised bosses, set between two rows of rectangular panels, each containing a face or a single human figure, and all enclosed... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A large painted dark grey pottery jar and cover, hu, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8)

Lot 1159. A large painted dark grey pottery jar and cover, hu, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 8); 21¾ in. (55.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bulbous body is applied with a pair of molded taotie mask handles and three raised bands painted a yellowish ochre color that border bands of painted sweeping cloud scrolls below further scrolls and inverted blades on the reel-shaped neck. The domed cover is... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A painted grey pottery figure of an Earth spirit, Northern Wei dynasty, 4th-6th century

Lot 1160. A painted grey pottery figure of an Earth spirit, Northern Wei dynasty, 4th-6th century; Earth spirit 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high, two-headed creature 9 in. (23 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The mythical beast, with leonine head, taloned feet, spikey wings and three flame-like projections rising from the back, is shown seated on a U-shaped base as it opens its mouth in a warning roar. The dark grey body has traces of... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A dark amber-glazed ovoid ewer, Liao dynasty, 10th century

Lot 1483. A dark amber-glazed ovoid ewer, Liao dynasty, 10th century; 6 5/8 in. (17 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The body is decorated with two bands of applied pendent leaf-like appliques above three small medallions, and has a reel-shaped neck, and a grooved strap handle set opposite the conical spout. The vessel is covered with a transparent glaze of deep amber color that falls irregularly onto the slightly spreading... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A small sancai-glazed pottery tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1484. A small sancai-glazed pottery tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907); 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The jar has a globular body raised on three lion-paw supports and is covered in a splashed glaze of green, dark and yellowish-amber color that is arranged in stripes on the outcurved rim and falls in an irregular line on the underside to expose the pale body. A yellow glaze is on the interior, box. ... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1161. A painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high, 16 in. (40.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The spirited horse is shown with left foreleg raised, head turned to the the right, mouth open and ears laid back. The long mane is swept to one side and the tail is dressed. The saddle is covered with a cloth gathered on the sides atop the mud guard, and the chest strap... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1162. A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a guardian, Tang dynasty (618-907); 42 in. (106.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The lokapala is shown standing on a rockwork base with right hand raised to hold a weapon and left hand raised with palm held outwards in warning. The unglazed face is modeled with fierce, scowling expression. He is arrayed in cord-tied armor with dragon-head epaulets splashed in... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A large amber and straw-glazed pottery figure of a camel, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1163. A large amber and straw-glazed pottery figure of a camel, Tang dynasty (618-907); 31 in. (78.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The cup has a deep, rounded body that rises from the small flared foot to the everted rim, and a loop handle to one side. It is covered inside and out with a marbled white and reddish slip that appears as brown marbling under the yellow-amber glaze, wood stand. Provenance: Edwin W.... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

An amber-glazed marbled pottery cup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1164. An amber-glazed marbled pottery cup, Tang dynasty (618-907); 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) across handle. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The cup has a deep, rounded body that rises from the small flared foot to the everted rim, and a loop handle to one side. It is covered inside and out with a marbled white and reddish slip that appears as brown marbling under the yellow-amber glaze. Provenance: Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954)... [Lire la suite]