23 février 2019

A painted pottery figure of a court lady, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

 Lot 408. A painted pottery figure of a court lady, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 3 7/8 in. (35.2 cm.) high; Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Well modeled standing with body swayed to the right, dressed in long robes gracefully draped over her shoulders and falling to her feet partially covering the tips of her curled shoes, her hair pulled up into a cresent-shaped coiffure above her face with pleasant expression and rosy cheeks, her... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2019

A rare sancai-glazed pottery tall ovoid jar,Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 234. A rare sancai-glazed pottery tall ovoid jar,Tang dynasty (618-907); 10 3/8 in. (27 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Of tall, tapering ovoid form, covered in a splashed glaze of amber, green and cream that continues over the edge of the inverted mouth rim and falls in an attractive, well-controlled pattern down the sides to end in an irregular line on the lower body above the flat base exposing the pale buff... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A straw-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 233. A straw-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907); 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 3,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   The high shoulder of the baluster body applied with a pair of double- strap handles applied with bosses and terminating in dragon heads that bite the rim of the cup-shaped mouth, covered with a finely crackled glaze of slightly olive tone that falls in an irregular line on the lower body exposing the fine-grained ware partially... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2019

A painted straw-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Early Tang dynasty, 7th century

Lot 231. A painted straw-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Early Tang dynasty, 7th century; 14 1/8 in. (36 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular base with mouth open and ears pricked either side of the hogged mane, the body and long tail covered with a yellowish glaze painted in black with trappings, the unglazed saddle and blanket painted in red and black pigments.  ... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

Extraordinary collection of Chinese tomb sculpture opens at the Bruce Museum

GREENWICH, CONN.- A new exhibition opened at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, that showcases the extraordinary collection of Chinese tomb sculpture in the Fred and Jane Brooks Collection of the Bruce Museum. Featuring dozens of rare and delicate terra cotta figurines, painted and glazed ceramics, and other antiquities, Buried Treasures of the Silk Road is on view in the Museum’s Arcade Gallery through June 2, 2019. During the period of peace and prosperity of the Han Dynasty (206BCE – 220CE), considered the... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2019

A large Sichuan painted grey pottery figure of a shaman, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 403. A large Sichuan painted grey pottery figure of a shaman, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Cast as a kneeling foreigner holding a conical receptacle, with two similar receptacles flanking the shoulders, wearing a necklace and a loin cloth tied with a sash with fringed ends, his face cast with a slight smile and almond-shaped eyes below brows with hair markings, his hair dressed in coiled S-curls below... [Lire la suite]

21 février 2019

Dr. Peter M. Greiner (1940-2013) Collection of Chinese Ceramics sold at Christie's New York, 18 - 19 September 2014

Lot 784. A rare Yueyao carved dish, 10th century; 7¾ in. (19.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. The shallow dish is carved on the interior with a large flower head with overlapping petals, and is covered allover with a glaze of olive color that continues over the wedge-shaped foot to cover the base. Provenance: The Collection of the late Mrs. A. Kok-Viersen, sold by order of J.A.Witte, Esq., 28 May 1974, lot 49Dr. Peter M. Greiner... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2019

A large celadon-glazed 'Lotus' censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 7. A large celadon-glazed 'Lotus' censer, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) diam. Estimate: GBP 2,000 - GBP 3,000. Price Realised: GBP 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The compressed globular body is raised on three short feet, and is carved on the exterior with lotus flowers below a band of stylised cloud scrolls. The censer is covered overall with a glaze of sea-green colour.  Provenance: From a private collection in the UK, acquired in London in the 1980s-1990s ... [Lire la suite]
21 février 2019

A Cizhou figure of Zhenwu, 15th century

Lot 4. A Cizhou figure of Zhenwu, 15th century; 11 ¾ in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate: GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000. Price Realised: GBP 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. The deity is painted in dark and russet brown on a white slip. He is modelled with long robes that fall open at the chest revealing armour and that are embellished with a moulded dragon. He is seated on a throne on a rectangular waisted plinth with a snake-coiled tortoise is at his feet.  Provenance: From a private collection in the... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2019

Property from the Collection of James E. Breece III sold at Christie’s New York, 18 – 19 September 2014

Lot 761. A green-glazed pottery flask, Liao dynasty (AD 907-1125);14 in. (35.6 cm.) high. Estimate $4,000 – $6,000. Price Realized $5,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The tall, pouch-shaped body tapers to a pinched neck and is applied with nine bosses below a rope-twist handle and cylindrical spout from which trail three slender straps. The flask is covered with a bright green glaze over a white slip falling short of the splayed foot to expose the pale buff ware. Property from the Collection of James... [Lire la suite]