12 février 2019

A small Dingyao carved bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 728. A small Dingyao carved bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 11th-12th century; 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm.) diam. Estimate $5,000 – $7,000. Price Realized $27,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The bowl has deep, rounded sides and is raised on a small, circular foot. The interior is carved with a graceful, leafy stem bearing a large flower below the unglazed rim. The bowl is covered inside and out with a glaze of ivory tone that continues over the foot onto the flat base. Note: A very... [Lire la suite]

12 février 2019

A Yaozhou celadon carved dish, Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960-1127)

Lot 727. A Yaozhou celadon carved dish, Northern Song Dynasty (AD 960-1127); 7½ in. (19 cm.) diam. Estimate $15,000 – $20,000. Price Realized $52,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 Of shallow form with a slightly everted rim, the dish is freely carved in the interior with a leafy stem bearing a peony blossom with combed details, and covered allover in a greyish-green glaze, wood box Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s. Note: With its elegant form and... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A russet-glazed Yaozhou bowl, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th century

Lot 726. A russet-glazed Yaozhou bowl, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The bowl has rounded sides which rise to the everted foliate rim, and is covered inside and out with a glaze of russet color thinning on the foot to expose the pale buff ware, Japanese wood box.  Provenance: Acquired in Japan, 2006. Note: Two very similar russet-glazed bowls with foliate rims are... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A small Yaozhou celadon molded conical bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 725. A small Yaozhou celadon molded conical bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014. The bowl is molded on the interior with fish swimming amidst waves above a sea creature in the center, with radiating lines cut on the exterior, all under a pale greyish-green glaze..  Note: A pair of Yaozhou molded bowls with this design is in the Percival David Foundation, illustrated by M.... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A large sancai and blue-glazed pottery figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 724. A large sancai and blue-glazed pottery figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 29 3/8 in. (74.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 143,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The guardian is modeled standing on top of a demon with flailing arms, with his head turned to the left, the right hand raised to hold a weapon and the left hand on the hip. He is dressed in elaborate armor covered in blue, amber, green and cream glazes, and his unglazed face is modeled with a ferocious expression. ... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 720. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 14½ in. (36.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The figure is shown wearing a shawl draped around her shoulders that falls in long folds over her clasped hands. The delicate features of her face are detailed in black and red pigment, and her hair is pulled up in a tall coiffure. Provenance: Acquired in Tokyo, Japan, March 1997. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND... [Lire la suite]

12 février 2019

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

Lot 720. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 22 in. (55.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 149,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base with its head gently turned to the right and ears pricked forward. The saddle and halter are glazed in green and the body is covered with a rich amber glaze which runs down the legs, darkening to a deep brown. The mane and forelock are highlighted in a straw glaze, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

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

Lot 719. A painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 17½ in. (44.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The spirited horse is shown with left foreleg raised, mane swept to one side, mouth open and ears laid back. The saddle is covered with a cloth draped over the saddle and gathered on the sides above the mud guard, and there are traces of red and dark black pigments.  Provenance: Collection of Madame Veuve Brocq, Hotel... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A sancai-glazed pottery circular tray and six cups, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 716. A sancai-glazed pottery circular tray and six cups, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Tray 9 5/8 in. (24.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The shallow tray is raised on a circular foot ring and has upright sides decorated in green, amber and cream glazes that are arranged in stripes on the exterior and fall in an irregular line on the unglazed interior and underside. The cups, of varying sizes and shapes, are splash-glazed in a similar palette. Together... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

Three unusual painted grey pottery figures of domestic animals, Warring states-Han dynasty, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 714. Three unusual painted grey pottery figures of domestic animals, Warring states-Han dynasty, 4th-3rd century BC. Cows 8 in. (20.3 cm.) high, ram 5¾ in. (14.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 2,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. Comprising two cows and a ram, each is modeled with knife-cut body, the facial features detailed in black, white and red pigment, with further black detailing on the horns and ruff of the ram, and traces of red pigment on the hide of one of the cows.  ... [Lire la suite]