13 janvier 2019

A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of an earth spirit, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1285. A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of an earth spirit, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty (618-907); 41¾ in. (106 cm.) high.Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The human-faced beast with wavy horn fronting its firey mane, portrayed seated attentively on its haunches, supported on a pierced rockwork base, its chest and belly highlighted by a cream-colored stripe outlined in green, with wings with spiky green feathers rising from its shoulders beneath fins... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2019

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

Lot 1284. A blue and amber-glazed pottery bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907); 6 3/8 in. (16.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 With rounded sides rising from the flared foot to the slightly everted rim, the center of the interior decorated with a grouping of small five-petalled flowers with blue-splashed petals and amber centers below eight sections of blue stripes at the rim, all reserved on a straw glaze that continues over the rim atop a... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

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

Lot 1283. A green-glazed pottery model of a well head, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Modeled as a deep well applied with a water jug on one side of the rim adjacent to the tall arch, where two birds rest on either side below a third sitting on the pulley housing, covered all over in a green glaze. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in 2000.Bareiss collection.  Note: The... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

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

Lot 1281. A painted grey pottery figure of a bull, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534); 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The muscular beast modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular base, its well-formed head positioned between the large hump on its neck and the dewlap that hangs beneath, adorned with a decorative harness and trappings applied with circular bosses suspending oval-shaped ornaments, the details all accented with... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A rare painted grey pottery figure of an equestrian, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1279. A rare painted grey pottery figure of an equestrian, Tang dynasty (618-907); 17 3/8 in. (44.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The horse standing foursquare with head raised and looking forward, with a clipped mane and docked tail, the rider and saddle modeled separately as one piece, the rider posed as if holding the reins, his face expressively modeled, with a thin white pigment over the gray clay, with traces of red, black... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A painted red pottery figure of a lady, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1278. A painted red pottery figure of a lady, Tang dynasty (618-907); 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The corpulent figure portrayed standing on a rectangular base, with her left hand held at chest level and her right arm held gracefully at her side, her elaborate hairstyle framing her full face, wearing long layered robes partially tucked under the belt worn at her hips, with traces of black, green and red pigments... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2019

A pair of large grey pottery figures of buffalos, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1277. A pair of large grey pottery figures of buffalos, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 27 in. (68 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Each boldly modeled standing foursquare with head slightly lowered and ears pricked behind the horns, the well-defined body with muscular back and haunches, traces of earth encrustation, stands. Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 6 December 1989, lot 78.  Note: Compare the similarly modeled grey... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A Cizhou ivory-glazed carved pottery pillow, Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1320. A Cizhou ivory-glazed carved pottery pillow, Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 10¼ in. (26 cm.) long. Estimate $6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized $43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The slightly dished, canted top carved through the white slip with a large peony blossom borne on a leafy stem that surrounds the flower, reserved on a punched ground, covered overall with a glaze of ivory tone that falls to the foot. Provenance: Acquired by Walter Hochstadter prior to 1997 and... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A Chinese Cizhou 'sgraffiato' black-glazed bottle vase, yuhuchun ping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 471. A Chinese Cizhou 'sgraffiato' black-glazed bottle vase, yuhuchun ping, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); height 11 1/2 in.; 29.2 cm. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Lot sold $11,250. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body supported on a spreading foot and rising to a waisted neck and flared rim, covered overall in white slip overlaid with a black-coffee-colored glaze, the central band around the body with the glaze cut away to reveal reserve-decorated cartouches of floral sprays, the shoulder... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A Chinese Cizhou 'Zhang family' rectangular pillow, Song-Jin dynasty

Lot 470. A Chinese Cizhou 'Zhang family' rectangular pillow, Song-Jin dynasty; length 16 1/8 in.; 41 cm. Estimate $30,000 - $50,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rectangular top with a subtle concave surface supported on tapered sides, covered overall in an ivory-colored glaze, the top painted in sepia tones with a large shaped cartouche enclosing three sages approaching a hillside hut and grooms attending to horses nearby, abstract foliate patterns filling the corners beyond the cartouche's border,... [Lire la suite]