17 mars 2021

A large Haniwa earthenware sculpture of a horse, Late Kofun period (6th-7th century)

Lot 1. A large Haniwa earthenware sculpture of a horse, Late Kofun period (6th-7th century); 38 in. (96.5 cm.) high; 40 in. (101.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 43,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021 Of low-fired reddish clay, modeled as a standing life-like horse wearing a bridle, stirrups and saddle with bells on the front and back, the mane tied in a knot at the forehead. The results of the report on Thermoluminescene Analysis no. N121b22 obtained by the Research... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2020

A stone Buddhist stele, 6th-7th century

Lot 906. A stone Buddhist stele, 6th-7th century; 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Carved on one side with Maitreya Buddha seated at the center with his legs pendent and each foot resting on an individual lotus base, flanked by two bodhisattvas standing on lotus bases, the reverse carved with a pair of standing bodhisattvas flanking the Buddha seated in dhyanasana at the center of... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2020

A small gilt-bronze guardian figure, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 2048. A small gilt-bronze guardian figure, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century; 3 5/8 in. (9.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The guardian is shown standing triumphantly on the shoulders of a seated demon as he brandishes a spear in his raised left hand, and rests his right hand on his hip. He wears a sash-tied tunic that is partially tucked in leaving his chest and right arm bare, and a helmet with... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2020

A white-glazed pottery compressed pear-shaped jar, Sui-Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 1301. A white-glazed pottery compressed pear-shaped jar, Sui-Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century; 4¼ in. (11cm.) high. Estimate 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised 30,000 USD. © Christie's Image Ltd 2010 The squat, globular body below a stepped neck and widely-flaring rim, all covered in a finely-crackled, lustrous glaze stopping short of the flat foot. Provenance: British Rail Pension Fund; Sotheby's London, 12 December 1989, lot 63. Note: See Mayuyama, Chugoku Bunbutsu Kenbun, Tokyo, 1948, pl.... [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]
22 avril 2019

Artcurial to sell the Bouvier collections during its auction dedicated to Archaeology and Oriental Arts

Lot 168. An Egyptian wooden and bronze Hathor head, Third Intermediate Period, 21st-22nd Dynasty, circa 1069-715 B.C. Tête d’Hathor en bois et bronze, Égypte, 3e période intermédiaire, XXIe-XXIIe dynastie, vers 1069-715 Av.J.C. Applique en bois en forme de tête féminine. Haut. 22,2 cm; Larg. : 6,5 cm. Estimation : 25 000 - 28 000 €. Courtesy Artcurial   PARIS.- On May 15th, Artcurial will disperse the Bouvier collections during its auction dedicated to archeology and... [Lire la suite]

10 février 2019

A small straw-glazed white stoneware ewer, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 703. A small straw-glazed white stoneware ewer, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The ovoid body is carved beneath the tapering spout with a narrow chevron band terminating in a foliate applique. A similar applique is at the base of the curved handle which has a band of beads in the center and is applied at the top with a human head looking over the shaped mouth rim. The... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2018

A painted pottery figure of a soldier, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 250. A painted pottery figure of a soldier, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century; 20 in. (50.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 10,800. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Standing on a narrow platform, his right arm raised and both hands pierced and held in a fist, wearing a tiger skin hood with erect ears and intent gaze, the fangs framing his animated face, also wearing layered armor with epaulets at the shoulders, extensive pigment remaining, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2018

Ornament for a belt or horse fittings, Iran, 6th-7th century

Ornament for a belt or horse fittings, parcel-gilt silver, embossed, chased, and engraved, Iran, 6th-7th century. H without eyes: 0.7; Diam: 5.5 cm, Inv. no. 4/1967. © The David Collection.   Metal roundels of this kind, fitted with a bar at the back for attachment, are known from the Iranian area as early as the end of the 2nd century B.C. It is unclear whether these ornaments were used to decorate belts, clothing, or horse fittings.   Other museums have at least four related Sasanian roundels which,... [Lire la suite]
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05 août 2018

Drinking bowl, parcel-gilt silver, Iran, 6th-7th century

Drinking bowl, parcel-gilt silver, Iran, 6th-7th century. H: 3.7; Diam: 12.1 cm, Inv. no. 8/1966. © The David Collection. The outside of this bowl is decorated with a centrally placed naked man, seated with a wineskin and a drinking bowl. Around him is a vine that forms six circular panels containing a dog, a bear, a pair of birds, a leopard, a wild boar, and a monkey. The inside is engraved with a duck holding a ring or a necklace in its bill. Sasanian silver often combines different techniques. We see the more ordinary... [Lire la suite]
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