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

Haniwa Horse, 6th century A.D.

Haniwa Horse, 6th century A.D. Earthenware, 47 3/4 x 45 3/4 x 16 1/4 in. (121.29 x 116.21 x 41.28 cm). Japanese Art Acquisition Fund (M.2008.102). © 2019 Museum Associates / LACMA.
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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]
08 janvier 2019

Haniwa Horse, 6th century A.D.

Haniwa Horse, 6th century A.D. Earthenware, 47 3/4 x 45 3/4 x 16 1/4 in. (121.29 x 116.21 x 41.28 cm). Japanese Art Acquisition Fund (M.2008.102). © 2019 Museum Associates / LACMA.
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08 janvier 2019

Cheval Haniwa, Japon, époque Kofun (350-550)

Cheval Haniwa, Japon, époque Kofun (350-550), terre cuite, Hauteur : 78 cm, ancienne collection Maynyama, acquisition 1954. Paris, musée Guimet - musée national des Arts asiatiques, MA1641. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (MNAAG, Paris) / P. Pleynet.
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08 janvier 2019

A large Japanese Haniwa figure of a horse, late Kofun period, circa 6th century

Lot 454. A large Japanese Haniwa figure of a horse, late Kofun period, circa 6th century; height 29 3/4 in. 75.5 cm. Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. of low-fired red clay, standing four-square on long columnar legs, the face directed forward and equipped in cheek guards and a bridle affixed by the upright ears, the reigns draped across the thick neck fringed by a cropped mane, a saddle with a sharply defined upright horn and cantle and secured by a breast collar patterned with zigzags,... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2019

A small Chinese silver figure of a horse, 17th-18th century or earlier

Lot 1221. A small Chinese silver figure of a horse, 17th-18th century or earlier; 4¼ in. (10.9 cm.) long. Estimate $6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realised $9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Partially hollow cast standing foursquare with head facing forward and ears pricked, with hair markings scored on the long tail and on the segmented mane that falls on either side of the neck, with a small opening in the belly, some malachite encrustation. Provenance: Frank Caro, New York, prior to 1977.  ... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2019

A Neapolitan polychrome-decorated wood model of a pacing horse, 18th century 

Lot 106. A Neapolitan polychrome-decorated wood model of a pacing horse, 18th century;21 ½ in. (54.5 cm.) high; 20 ½ in. (52 cm.) wide; 6 ¾ in. (17 cm. ) deep. Estimate GBP 3,000 - GBP 5,000 (USD 3,819 - USD 6,365). © Christie's Images Ltd 2019. Mounted on an ebonised rectangular plinth.  Note: This beautifully carved equestrian model of a pacing horse recalls the Neapolitan terracotta creche models by such sculptors as Nicola Vassallo and Lorenzo Mosca. In the Metropolitan Museum in New York... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2019

Rockefeller collection of furniture & decorative arts to highlight Sotheby's 2019 Americana Week

Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller. The Meissen Swan service, 18th century. Courtesy Sotheby's NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s unveiled highlights from A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller on 18 January, as part of their 2019 Americana Week auctions in New York. This special offering follows the success of the November and December 2018 auctions of works from the couple’s collection. Jewels from Happy’s personal collection were sold in the... [Lire la suite]