09 janvier 2019

A Chinese 'Longquan' reticulated 'Peony' vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century

Lot 469. A Chinese 'Longquan' reticulated 'Peony' vase, Yuan-Early Ming dynasty, 14th-15th century; height 12 3/8 in.; 31.4 cm. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Lot sold $21,250. Courtesy Sotheby's. the pear-shaped body supported on a low, waisted foot and rising to a slender neck flaring slightly at the mouth, the broad register around the body carved in openwork with two resplendent peony blossoms issuing from scrolling foliate stems, the petals and stems molded in relief and incised with naturalistic veins, all... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2019

A Fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, circa 1500

Lot 1229. A Fahua meiping, Ming dynasty, circa 1500; 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high. Estimate $3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised $13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Decorated with lotus plants and grasses rising from cresting waves below a garland of beaded chains and precious objects on the shoulder, all outlined in lines of slip and glazed in turquoise, yellow and white reserved on a dark blue ground. Provenance: John Sparks, Ltd., London.  Exhibited: A Thousand Miles of Chinese Art,... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2019

A Chinese sancai-glazed pottery rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 466. A Chinese sancai-glazed pottery rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907); length 5 in.; 12.7 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Lot sold $5,625. Courtesy Sotheby's. of horn shape, the coupe tapering to a goose-form terminal, the fowl reaching its neck forward and clasping its tail in its beak to form a loop handle, the exterior surface modeled with anatomical features and a stippled texture, splashed with amber, green, and brown glazes. Provenance: Property from the Collection of Mrs. Mary Cohen, Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2019

Amphore à anses dragons, dynastie Tang (618-907), 7e siècle

Amphore à anses dragons, dynastie Tang (618-907), 7e siècle, grès, Hauteur : 37,3 cm Diamètre : 18,1 cm. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, ancienne collection Ernest Grandidier, G5002. Photo © MNAAG, Paris, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Thierry Ollivier.
08 janvier 2019

A large Chinese straw-glazed dragon-handled amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 465. A large Chinese straw-glazed dragon-handled amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907); height 22 1/4 in.; 56.5 cm. Estimate $20,000 - $30,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. the baluster-form body sweeping upward to a generous shoulder supporting a trumpet neck with a cupped mouth, a pair of arched handles flanking the neck and meeting at the rim in sculpted dragon-head terminals, the lengths of the handles studded with carved bosses, covered overall in a translucent straw-colored glaze suffused with craquelure and... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2019

Chameau de Bactriane, dynastie Sui (581/589-618)- dynastie Tang (618-907)

Chameau de Bactriane, dynastie Sui (581/589-618)- dynastie Tang (618-907), terre cuite polychrome, Hauteur : 51 cm. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, donation J. Polain, MA6100. Photo © MNAAG, Paris, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Roger Asselberghs

08 janvier 2019

A Chinese painted pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 464. A Chinese painted pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907); height 17 1/4 in.; 43.8 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Lot sold $7,500. Courtesy Sotheby's. striding with the long neck forming an S-curve and the head drawn slightly back, tufts of long fur fringing the neck, crown of the head, upper legs and humps, the back laden with a heavy pack tied with bolts of fabric, a rabbit dangling from one of the saddlebags, traces of pigment. Provenance: Collection of Nelson... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2019

A painted red pottery figure of a soldier, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577) 

Lot  1223. A painted red pottery figure of a soldier, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577); 22 in. (56 cm.) high. Estimate $3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised $5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Modeled as a foreigner standing on a rockwork base with right arm held at the side and right hand hollowed to hold a weapon while the left hand rests atop his shield, wearing full armor and a leather helmet that frames the face with its prominent features set in a scowl, with traces of dark red, olive-brown,... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

Bowl with two boys and foliage, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), 12th–13th century

Bowl with two boys and foliage, Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), 12th–13th century. Porcelain with incised and combed decoration under light-bluish glaze (Jingdezhen Qingbai ware). H. 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm); Diam. 8 1/4 in. (21 cm); Diam. of foot: 2 1/4 in. (5.7 cm). Purchase, Friends of Asian Art Gifts, in honor of James C. Y. Watt, 2011, 2011.201. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The deep conical bowl is finely and thinly potted, and is supported by a tapered foot. The incised and combed decoration, which fills... [Lire la suite]
06 janvier 2019

Base of a pillow in the form of a boy, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), 11th–12th century

Base of a pillow in the form of a boy, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127), 11th–12th century. Porcelain with ivory white glaze (Ding ware). H. Incl. base 3 7/8 in. (9.8 cm); W. 3 5/8 in. (9.2 cm); L. 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm). Gift of Stanley Herzman, in memory of Adele Herzman, 1991, 1991.253.15. © 2000–2018 The Metropolitan Museum of Art