28 août 2018

A painted grey pottery model of a bullock and cart, Northern Wei dynasty, 5th-early 6th century

Lot 1275. A painted grey pottery model of a bullock and cart, Northern Wei dynasty, 5th-early 6th century; Bullock 8 in. (20.3 cm.) long, cart 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bullock, shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base, has a pronounced dewlap and a harness. The body is painted red as are the sides of the cart, which has an arched roof that extends over the seating area in front, an off-center opening in the... [Lire la suite]

28 août 2018

A painted grey pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534)

Lot 1151. A painted grey pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534); 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The horse is finely modeled with a graceful, arched neck and a small, tapered head crisply detailed with flared nostrils, open mouth, and pricked ears. The chest is spanned by a tassel-hung strap, and the rump is protected by leather strapwork armor hung with foliate tassels. The back is draped... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

A rare large grey pottery soldier, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534)

Lot 1150. A rare large grey pottery soldier, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534); 22 in. (55.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Solidly and heavily constructed, the tall figure shown standing with his hands clasped at his chest, his arms concealed by his long winter cape with rolled fur collar, worn over a red-painted under-robe, his broad face modeled with alert expression, pointed nose, furrowed brow and partially open mouth above a short,... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

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

Lot 1272. A large straw-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The tall, ovoid body is applied on the shoulder with four leaf-shaped appliquésimpressed with foliate motifs, below a grooved triple band around the neck flanked by a pair of double-strap handles rising to the dragon-head terminals which are biting the rim of the cup-shaped mouth decorated with appliqué. The vessel is... [Lire la suite]
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28 août 2018

A rare and unusual sancai-glazed pottery 'Kalavinka' ewer, Liao dynasty, 10th-early 11th century

Lot 1281. A rare and unusual sancai-glazed pottery 'Kalavinka' ewer, Liao dynasty, 10th-early 11th century; 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The small ewer is in the shape of a mythical being that has the head and forebody of a woman that continues into the body of a plump bird. A small spout is held between the hands and a funnel for filling the vessel rises from the back of the neck. The body is covered in green glaze with some amber... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

An amber-glazed pottery ewer, Liao dynasty, late 10th-11th century

Lot 1280. An amber-glazed pottery ewer, Liao dynasty, late 10th-11th century; 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Two sides of the pear-shaped body are incised with a hare seated amidst plants, the two scenes separated by a tasseled rope strap applied below the spout on one side and the double-strap handle surmounted by a human head on the other side, all under a white slip and rich amber glaze that ends irregularly above the foot. ... [Lire la suite]

28 août 2018

A small green and yellow-glazed cylindrical tripod censer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1279. A small green and yellow-glazed cylindrical tripod censer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 3 ½ in. (9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The cylindrical body is finely grooved around the sides which are covered in a green glaze that continues onto the three cabriole supports and also covers the rim above the soft yellow-glazed interior. Provenance: The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, 15 January 2000.Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

A sancai-glazed pottery censer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1152. A sancai-glazed pottery censer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The flaring dish with flat, everted rim is raised on five molded supports, each surmounted by a horned bird head, and the base is formed as a low ring. The dish and molded supports are covered with a splashed glaze of amber, dark olive-green and cream color, and the base is amber-glazed. Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

An unusual small dark brown-glazed double-gourd vase, late Tang dynasty, 9th century

Lot 1283. An unusual small dark brown-glazed double-gourd vase, late Tang dynasty, 9th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bottle has an ovoid body and a pair of double-strap handles that flank a waisted neck below the garlic mouth applied with six bosses around the mouth rim, all under a glaze of dark brown color that falls in an irregular line on the lower body exposing the fine light grey body, cloth box. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

A blue and amber glazed bowl, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1277. A blue and amber glazed bowl, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm) diam. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bowl has rounded sides that rise from the flared foot to the slightly everted rim and is decorated on the interior with a grouping of small flowers comprised of five blue petals and an amber center below five sections of blue stripes at the rim, all under a clear straw glaze that continues over the rim, over a white slip that stops... [Lire la suite]