11 février 2019

A Cizhou polychromed pottery figure of a luohan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 707. A Cizhou polychromed pottery figure of a luohan, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 11½ in. (29.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The hollow figure is shown leaning on an outcropping of the rocks on which he sits. He wears layered robes of dark brown, iron red, yellow, green and cream color, and a thin wash of green glaze defines his hair. His face is set in a stern expression.  Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Gallery, New... [Lire la suite]

11 février 2019

A small green Junyao bowl, Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 706. A small green Junyao bowl, Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 4¼ in. (11 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The sides of the bowl flare out from the foot and then round upwards to the rim. Except for an unglazed area in the center of the interior which burned brown in the firing, the bowl is covered inside and out with a glaze of dark olive-green color that also covers the inside of the foot.  Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2019

A rare large Cizhou-type brown-painted vase, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 705. A rare large Cizhou-type brown-painted vase, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 16 3/8 in. (41.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 23,750. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The high-shouldered, tapering body is painted in brown on a white slip with two stems of flowering peony below two leafy sprays on the tall neck that rises to a foliate rim with five out-turned petals, all under a clear glaze that falls irregularly to the stepped foot with... [Lire la suite]
11 février 2019

A sancai-glazed figure of a woman holding a goose, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 704. A sancai-glazed figure of a woman holding a goose, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 12½ in. (31.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The woman is seated on a rock stool while holding a goose-form wine vessel in her arms. She wears a tunic worn over the right shoulder, while the left sleeve is tucked under the belt in back, and is splash-and-resist-glazed in green, amber and cream. The head and chest are unglazed. The round... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2019

A small straw-glazed white stoneware ewer, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 703. A small straw-glazed white stoneware ewer, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The ovoid body is carved beneath the tapering spout with a narrow chevron band terminating in a foliate applique. A similar applique is at the base of the curved handle which has a band of beads in the center and is applied at the top with a human head looking over the shaped mouth rim. The... [Lire la suite]
10 février 2019

A burnished black pottery jar and cover, hu, Warring States Period-Early Western Han Dynasty, 3rd-2nd century BC

Lot 702. A burnished black pottery jar and cover, hu, Warring States Period-Early Western Han Dynasty,3rd-2nd century BC; 12¾ in. (32.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The jar and cover have a burnished black exterior. The body of the jar is encircled by three double-grooved bands -- one mid-body, the other two forming the borders of a wide matte band decorated with burnished vertical zigzags on the... [Lire la suite]

10 février 2019

A small burnished black pottery jar, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang Phase, 13th-12th century BC

Lot 701. A small burnished black pottery jar, Late Shang Dynasty, Anyang Phase, 13th-12th century BC; 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The jar is raised on a spreading foot encircled by two bow-string bands, and the deep body is scored with a band of dogtooth pattern applied on two sides with small rectangular, pseudo handles below the edge of the groove-encircled shoulder and the flared mouth.  ... [Lire la suite]
29 janvier 2019

A rare 'numbered' junyao tripod 'narcissus' bowl, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 2536. A rare 'numbered' junyao tripod 'narcissus' bowl, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; 7 3/4 in. (19.6 cm.) diam. Estimate HK$400,000 - HK$600,000. Price Realized HK$800,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. The sturdily potted circular bowl is supported on three ruyi feet, the rounded sides decorated with two rows of evenly spaced 'drum-nail' bosses, one within a pair of raised bands between the rim, the other above the feet, covered in pale lavender glaze suffused with areas of purple... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2019

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

Lot 180. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 21 in., 53.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2014. well-modeled, standing foursquare on a flat base, the head slightly lowered and turned leftward with crisply modeled features including large round eyes, open mouth and flared nostrils, the mane of neatly grooved strands of alternating cream and amber glaze, the body, amber-glazed, ornamented with tassel-hung harness... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2019

A large painted pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 178. A large painted pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 33 1/4  in., 84.5 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 5,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2014. boldly modeled with head thrown back and mouth open, standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the tail in the round and flicked up onto the rump, the neck, head, humps and tail with incised fur markings colored with red pigment, with further red pigments indicating fur at the top of the legs, the simple saddle blanket... [Lire la suite]