15 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1431. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty (618-907); 16½ in. (42 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The guardian figure is dressed as a soldier and shown standing in a threatening manner that matches the pugnacious expression of his unglazed face. His right hand is positioned and hollowed to hold a halberd, and his left hand rests on his hip. His armor is detailed in green, amber and... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1432. A straw and amber-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 20½ in (52 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base with head tilted slightly to the left and ears pricked. The body is covered with a yellowish-green straw glaze and the trappings are in amber glaze that drains down onto the legs. The unglazed saddle cloth is painted orangy red and the... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1433. A magnificent sancai-glazed pottery figure of a Ferghana horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 30 3/8 in. (77.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 315,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The powerful figure is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth with head raised and mouth open. The head is well detailed with expressive eyes and slightly flared nostrils set below a split forelock and pricked ears, and the muscular neck is emphasized by the hogged... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A rare pair of greyish-green-glazed stoneware lamps, Sui-Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 1438. A rare pair of greyish-green-glazed stoneware lamps, Sui-Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each is modeled with a large lower drip pan supporting a domed formation of overlapping lotus petals below a smaller upper drip pan surmounted by a cylindrical, horizontally grooved candle holder. Both lamps are covered overall in a finely crackled transparent glaze of greyish... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A Jianyao 'hare's fur' tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 1436. A Jianyao 'hare's fur' tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The sides of the deep conical bowl round up slightly towards the silver-mounted rim, and are covered with a lustrous blackish glaze streaked with fine bluish-silver 'hare's fur' markings on the interior and russet and silver markings on the exterior where the glaze ends in a thick line above the foot to... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A rare Dingyao carved foliate-rimmed shallow bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1441. A rare Dingyao carved foliate-rimmed shallow bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 147,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The finely potted bowl has widely flared sides that rise from the tall ring foot to the petal-lobed rim and is covered overall with a glaze of even ivory-white tone. The interior is fluidly carved with a peony spray bearing feathery leaves and a large blossom in full... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2020

A Dingyao carved conical bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 1435. A Dingyao carved conical bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bowl has a widely flared, rounded conical body and is finely carved in the interior with a graceful single lotus stem. The interior and exterior are covered below the unglazed rim, which is cut with six notches, with a glaze of ivory tone that continues over the shallow ring foot to cover the... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A Cizhou white-glazed petal-carved ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 1434. A Cizhou white-glazed petal-carved ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 6½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The hemispherical body is crisply carved with overlapping rows of upright lotus petals below similar inverted petals on the canted shoulder from which rises a knife-carved spout opposite the curved strap handle. The ewer is covered with a white slip under a clear glaze that ends irregularly... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A Qingbai pear-shaped vase, hu, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1495. A Qingbai pear-shaped vase, hu, Southern Song dynasty, 12th-13th century; 7¼ in. (18.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The globular body is encircled by three raised ribs above the spreading stepped foot, and the shoulder is flanked by a pair of fixed-ring lion- mask handles below a herringbone band encircling the neck. The vase is covered in a characteristic semi-transparent glaze of pale blue tone continuing over... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

Two Junyao vessels, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 1440. Two Junyao vessels, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368); 6 7/8 and 6 15/16 in. (17.5 and 17.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 37,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Both the shallow dish and the deep, rounded, conical bowl are covered with a milky sky-blue glaze that thins to mushroom at the rim and ends in an irregular line above the unglazed foot to expose the ware burnt toast-brown in the firing. The bowl is accented with a purple splash on the interior. ... [Lire la suite]