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]
11 janvier 2021

A green-glazed pottery jar, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 72. A green-glazed pottery jar, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 171⁄2 in. (44.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 800 - USD 1,200. Price Realised USD 1,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The jar has a compressed bulbous body and a galleried mouth, covered overall with a green glaze now degraded with a silvery-green iridescence. Property from the Collection of Frederick A. and Sharon L. Klingenstein.Provenance: Frank Caro Co. Chinese Art, New York, 11 Februrary 1989. Christie's. Art of... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2021

A green-glazed pottery cylindrical 'hill' censer and cover, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 71. A green-glazed pottery cylindrical 'hill' censer and cover, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 91⁄2 in. (24 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 1,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The cylindrical censer is raised on three kneeling bear-form supports and molded around the sides with mythical creatures and immortals. The cover is molded in high relief with concentric mountains and further animals. Property from the Collection of Frederick A. and Sharon L.... [Lire la suite]
11 janvier 2021

A green-glazed pottery model of a granary, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 70. A green-glazed pottery model of a granary, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 173⁄4 in. (45 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The granary of rectangular form is raised on bear-form supports, with ridged roof and two windows, covered overall in an attractive iridescent green glaze. Property from the Collection of Frederick A. and Sharon L. Klingenstein.Provenance: Acquired prior to 1994, New York. Christie's. Art of... [Lire la suite]