10 mars 2019

A blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century

Lot 503. A blue and white 'lotus' bowl, Ming dynasty, 15th century. Diameter 8 3/4  in., 22.2 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides set over a slightly tapered foot, the exterior painted in variegated cobalt tones with a continuous scroll of foliate stems issuing lotus blossoms, the motif framed between a double line at the rim and further plain bands encircling the foot, the interior centered with a large flowerhead within a double... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2019

A rare blue and white 'floral' cupstand, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619)

Lot 502. A rare blue and white 'floral' cupstand, Wanli mark and period (1573-1619). Diameter 5 7/8  in., 14.9 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 23,750 USD.  Courtesy Sotheby's. the shallow rounded sides rising from a short, tapered foot to an everted rim divided into five lobes, molded on the interior with a central raised ring decorated in underglaze blue with petal lappets, encircled by undulating leafy chrysanthemum scrolls, all... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

A pair of underglaze-blue and yellow-enameled 'crane' dishes, Jiajing marks and period (1522-1566)

Lot 501. A pair of underglaze-blue and yellow-enameled 'crane' dishes, Jiajing marks and period (1522-1566). Diameter 5 1/2  in., 14 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each with low rounded sides set over a tapered foot and rising to an everted rim, the interior centered with four cranes in flight amidst wisps of clouds all within a double circle, the motif repeated around the exterior with eight cranes, the negative space on both sides in yellow... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

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

Lot 1616. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 16 ½ in. (41.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The horse is shown standing on a slab base with ears pricked and head turned slightly to the left, and is covered with a pale cream glaze, the mane and tail with amber glaze. The harness is hung with green-glazed tassels, and the saddle cloth is washed with vermilion pigment, wood stand.  Provenance: Cincinnati Museum... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1614. A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 22 in. (55.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The horse is shown standing on a slab base with ears pricked and head turned slightly to the left, and is covered with a pale cream glaze, the mane and tail with amber glaze. The harness is hung with green-glazed tassels, and the saddle cloth is washed with vermilion pigment.  Provenance: Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, 8... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2019

A painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1613. A painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The spirited horse is shown standing on a rectangular base with right foreleg raised, mouth open and ears pricked. The body is caparisoned with a cloth-tied saddle and molded foliate appliqués, softwood stand.  Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Herzman Collection, New York.Sotheby's New York, 4 December 1985, lot 117,... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2019

Two impressive painted pottery figures of court ladies, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 593. Two impressive painted pottery figures of court ladies, Tang dynasty (618-907). The taller 16 1/4in (41.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 12,000 - 18,000 (€ 11,000 - 16,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each well-modeled, standing clad in long robes falling in folds over the feet, incised with a low neckline and a shawl over the shoulder, the full plump face with delicate features, accented with pigments to highlight the eyes and rosebud lips, beneath long hair drawn into an elaborate asymmetrical... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

Two sancai-glazed pottery tripod jars, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 592. Two sancai-glazed pottery tripod jars, Tang dynasty (618-907). The taller 5 1/2in (14cm) high. Estimate US$ 12,000 - 15,000 (€ 11,000 - 13,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each of a compressed globular body surmounted by a short neck with flared rim, the exterior decorated in ocher and green glaze, with the green running over the shoulder, leaving resist-decorated spots dabbed with ocher, the middle applied with ocher glaze, also leaving resist spots and ending in an irregular line above... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

A pair of sancai-glazed pottery earth spirits, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 591. A pair of sancai-glazed pottery earth spirits, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty (618-907). The taller 34in (86.36cm) high (2). Estimate US$ 15,000 - 25,000 (€ 13,000 - 22,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each modeled seated on a pierced base, with cloven hooves and open wings rising from the front of the shoulders, the sides of the body covered in an amber glaze, the underbelly and legs with an ivory glaze, the remainder splashed with ivory, amber and green; one with a human face, the bulging... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

A rare sancai and blue-glazed pottery figure of an equestrian, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 590. A rare sancai and blue-glazed pottery figure of an equestrian, Tang dynasty (618-907); 23 1/2in (59.7cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,200). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 The tall figure modeled standing atop a low plinth, with muscular arms and fist clenched as if holding reins, clad in an amber-glazed knee-length tunic open at the chest, with a green-glazed lapel, the unglazed head crisply molded with large eyes and prominent nose, framed by a futou covering the head and a... [Lire la suite]