15 janvier 2020

A chestnut and straw-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1166. A chestnut and straw-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The horse has a hogged mane and is shown standing on a rectangular base with head turned slightly to the left and ears laid flat. The body is covered with a yellowish straw glaze heavily streaked in chestnut, while the unglazed cloth-covered saddle and saddle blanket show traces... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1430. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty (618-907); 33¾ in. (86 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The guardian is shown standing atop a recumbent ox, with his head turned to the left, and with his left hand placed on his hip and his right hand raised to hold a now-missing weapon. His unglazed face is well modeled with fierce expression, and he is dressed in elaborate armor with dragon... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1431. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty (618-907); 16½ in. (42 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The guardian figure is dressed as a soldier and shown standing in a threatening manner that matches the pugnacious expression of his unglazed face. His right hand is positioned and hollowed to hold a halberd, and his left hand rests on his hip. His armor is detailed in green, amber and... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A straw and amber-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1432. A straw and amber-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 20½ in (52 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base with head tilted slightly to the left and ears pricked. The body is covered with a yellowish-green straw glaze and the trappings are in amber glaze that drains down onto the legs. The unglazed saddle cloth is painted orangy red and the... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1433. A magnificent sancai-glazed pottery figure of a Ferghana horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 30 3/8 in. (77.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 315,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The powerful figure is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth with head raised and mouth open. The head is well detailed with expressive eyes and slightly flared nostrils set below a split forelock and pricked ears, and the muscular neck is emphasized by the hogged... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A rare pair of greyish-green-glazed stoneware lamps, Sui-Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 1438. A rare pair of greyish-green-glazed stoneware lamps, Sui-Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century; 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Each is modeled with a large lower drip pan supporting a domed formation of overlapping lotus petals below a smaller upper drip pan surmounted by a cylindrical, horizontally grooved candle holder. Both lamps are covered overall in a finely crackled transparent glaze of greyish... [Lire la suite]

15 janvier 2020

Devenir Matisse, l'exposition éblouissante du Musée Matisse du Cateau-Cambrésis

"Tout ce que j’ai fait vient de mes auteurs (parents), gens modestes mais francs du collier". - Henri Matisse. L'année 2019 est consacrée aux 150 ans de la naissance d'Henri Matisse dont le musée du Cateau-Cambrésis organise une ambitieuse exposition reconnue d'intérêt national par le Ministère de la Culture : Devenir Matisse, ...Ce que les Maîtres ont de meilleur...  Thème des oeuvres de jeunesse de 1890 à 1911 jamais exploité auparavant,10 tableaux de Matisse jamais montrés au public,Seul prêt accordé par le MoMa de... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A Jianyao 'hare's fur' tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 1436. A Jianyao 'hare's fur' tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The sides of the deep conical bowl round up slightly towards the silver-mounted rim, and are covered with a lustrous blackish glaze streaked with fine bluish-silver 'hare's fur' markings on the interior and russet and silver markings on the exterior where the glaze ends in a thick line above the foot to... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A rare Dingyao carved foliate-rimmed shallow bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 1441. A rare Dingyao carved foliate-rimmed shallow bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 147,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The finely potted bowl has widely flared sides that rise from the tall ring foot to the petal-lobed rim and is covered overall with a glaze of even ivory-white tone. The interior is fluidly carved with a peony spray bearing feathery leaves and a large blossom in full... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A Dingyao carved conical bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 1435. A Dingyao carved conical bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 8½ in. (21.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The bowl has a widely flared, rounded conical body and is finely carved in the interior with a graceful single lotus stem. The interior and exterior are covered below the unglazed rim, which is cut with six notches, with a glaze of ivory tone that continues over the shallow ring foot to cover the... [Lire la suite]