14 janvier 2019

A molded Dingyao dish, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 1316. A molded Dingyao dish, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 8¾ in. (22.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 With shallow rounded sides rising to the everted rim, the interior finely molded with two spotted stags leaping amidst pomegranate scroll, one with head turned to look backwards at the other holding the stem of a leaf in its mouth, below a band of lotus meander reserved on a stippled ground in the canted well, with a slightly... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2019

A group of nine straw-glazed female musicians and attendants, Sui dynasty (581-618)  

Lot 1315. A group of nine straw-glazed female musicians and attendants, Sui dynasty (581-618); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 20,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The slender figures similarly attired in shawls draped over their shoulders and long dresses falling in folds from a sash tied around the bodice, the hair pulled up and bound in a bun on top of the head, some with traces of red and black pigment. Provenance: The Estate of Jerome K.... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

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

Lot 1314. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (618-907); 15½ in. (39.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Shown standing with hands clasped beneath the long green and straw resist-glazed shawl, wearing a short amber-glazed jacket, her long skirt resist-glazed in amber and striped in green, with green-glazed shoes, the delicate features of her face detailed in black and red pigment, and her hair dressed in a... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1313. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty (618-907); 15¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The straw and amber-glazed horse standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the rider seated on a black-painted saddle set atop a splashed-glazed blanket, her hands positioned to hold reins, wearing a green-glazed coat with pale amber lapels, her hair pulled up into a topknot, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A rare small sancai-glazed pottery pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1310. A rare small sancai-glazed pottery pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of unusual faceted shape, the upper facet of the two long sides molded with a panel of a galloping horse above a panel of a pair of ducks confronted on a foliate motif, with further foliate motifs on the ends, all resist-glazed in amber and cream and reserved on a green granular ground, the borders and slightly arched... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

Two small sancai-glazed pottery vessels, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1309. Two small sancai-glazed pottery vessels, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5 7/16 and 4 in. (13.9 and 10.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 One a small shallow dish, impressed in the center with a flower head in amber, green and cream glaze reserved on a green glaze that continues over the rim to partially cover the flat base; the other a small bowl with deep rounded sides, molded on the exterior with a pattern of four-petaled flowers... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2019

A rare small blue and sancai-glazed pottery flask, Liao dynasty (907-1125) 

Lot 1308. A rare small blue and sancai-glazed pottery flask, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of 'owl' form, the rounded front with a lower panel filled with rounded bosses in irregular rows suggesting feathers, below large blue and resist-glazed medallions suggesting eyes, covered in amber, green and cream glaze, the flat back covered with an amber glaze, all below an arched handle and attached to... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A painted straw-glazed torso of a guardian, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 7th century

Lot 1306. A painted straw-glazed torso of a guardian, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 7th century; 13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Finely and crisply modeled, the face detailed in black with beard, mustache, eyes and scowling brows, his hands positioned and hollowed to hold weapons, wearing breast and back plates bound with cords and buckled straps, with animal mask epaulets at the shoulders, wearing a close-fitting leather helmet with... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A large painted grey pottery figure of a horse, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 9) 

Lot 1305. A large painted grey pottery figure of a horse, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 9); 23 in. (58.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Shown standing foursquare with head facing forward, the head modeled with flat cheeks, prominent brows and slightly open mouth, the ears alertly pricked, with separate socketed tail, covered overall with brick-red pigment. Provenance: In the United States prior to 1987.Greenwald Collection... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

An unusual painted grey pottery mythical beast-form stand, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220)

Lot 1304. An unusual painted grey pottery mythical beast-form stand, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220); 16 in. (40.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Crisply modeled as a crouching, winged mythical beast, with pricked ears, layered tail and a short mane extending to the rectangular socket in the back, painted in red and black with feather markings and other details on a cream ground, wood stand. Provenance: Yin Chuan Tang Ltd., Hong... [Lire la suite]