16 juillet 2022

An unglazed pottery figure of a camel at rest, Early Tang dynasty, 7th century

Lot 3259. An unglazed pottery figure of a camel at rest, Early Tang dynasty, 7th century. H 29.5cm. Sold for HKD 1,140,000 (Estimate 1,000,000 - 1,800,000). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited 2022. Provenance: 1. Sotheby's New York, 17 September 2003, lot 192. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, purchased from Eskenazi, London, no. EK175. Poly Auction. Tang Sancai Ceramics From The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, Hong Kong, 14 July 2022

20 mars 2022

An exceptionally rare white marble pear-shaped bottle and cover, Sui-Tang dynasty, 7th century

      Lot 295. An exceptionally rare white marble pear-shaped bottle and cover, Sui-Tang dynasty, 7th century. Height 12⅜ in., 31.5 cm. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 USD. © Sothebys. Property from an American Private Collection. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 22nd September 2005, lot 297. Note: It is extremely rare to find vessels of this early date made of marble, a medium that was then used for carving figural or animal sculptures. A few white marble vessels, such as a footed... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2021

A magnificent large painted grey pottery saddled horse, Early Tang Dynasty, 7th Century

Lot 92. A magnificent large painted grey pottery saddled horse, Early Tang Dynasty, 7th Century; 22 1/2in (57.3 cm) high. Estimate US$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€ 8,300 - 12,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Standing foresquare on a rectangular base, the powerful head and neck raised and looking slightly to its real left, the strong face naturalistically-modelled and knife-pared with rippling mouth, flared nostrils, hooded eyes pricked ears and taught muscled neck with neatly hogged mane, the saddle and double-saddle cloth... [Lire la suite]
27 janvier 2020

A large limestone 'Longmen' head of a Bodhisattva Early Tang Dynasty, 7th century

Lot 118. A large limestone 'Longmen' head of a Bodhisattva Early Tang Dynasty, 7th century. Height 23 in., 58.5 cm Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 992,500 USD. Photo Sotheby's the elongated face sensitively carved conveying a serene expression,  the eyes half-closed in contemplation above gently arched brows, the straight nose over the full lips, the hair drawn back and up in distinct braids and coiled on top into a high chignon, the stone a dark tone with... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2019

A large black stone figure of Buddha, Eastern India, Bihar, Pre-Pala, 7th Century, or early Pala period (c. 750-1200)

Lot 908. A large black stone figure of Buddha, Eastern India, Bihar, Pre-Pala, 7th Century, or early Pala period (c. 750-1200). Height 42 1/2  in. (108 cm.). Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 USD. Lot sold 250,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the Buddha with his left hand raised holding the hem of his diaphanous robe, the right lowered in varadamudra, standing on a rectangular plinth in slight abhanga against a gently curved and tapering backplate with ratna finials,... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A painted straw-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Early Tang dynasty, 7th century

Lot 231. A painted straw-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Early Tang dynasty, 7th century; 14 1/8 in. (36 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular base with mouth open and ears pricked either side of the hogged mane, the body and long tail covered with a yellowish glaze painted in black with trappings, the unglazed saddle and blanket painted in red and black pigments.  ... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2019

A painted straw-glazed torso of a guardian, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 7th century

Lot 1306. A painted straw-glazed torso of a guardian, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 7th century; 13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Finely and crisply modeled, the face detailed in black with beard, mustache, eyes and scowling brows, his hands positioned and hollowed to hold weapons, wearing breast and back plates bound with cords and buckled straps, with animal mask epaulets at the shoulders, wearing a close-fitting leather helmet with... [Lire la suite]
06 octobre 2018

A Fine Greystone Buddhist Votive Stele, Sui or Tang Dynasty, 7th Century

Lot 3201. A Fine Greystone Buddhist Votive Stele, Sui or Tang Dynasty, 7th Century. H 28cm. Estimate HKD 150,000 - 180,000 (USD 19,143 - 22,971). Sold price HKD 212,400 (USD 27,106). © Poly Auction. The stele of ogee arch form, finely carved in high relief on one side with a central figure of Buddha, seated in dhyanasana with one hand gesture in abhaya mudra, the other bhumisparsa mudra over the raised lotus plinth, accompanied on either side by a Bodhisattva standing on a lotus base, each dressed with... [Lire la suite]
06 août 2018

Tapestry with horseman, Egypt (Coptic), 7th century

Tapestry with horseman, dyed wool and undyed linen, Egypt (Coptic), 7th century. Diam: 20 cm. Inv. no. 3/2006. © The David Collection. A dry climate has preserved large numbers of colorful tapestries that were produced in Egypt by Coptic Christians both before and after the Muslim conquest in 641. Their decoration first and foremost reflects the motifs of Late Antiquity, but also the textiles that were woven by the Byzantines, who had ruled Egypt for periods. The use of the tapestry or kilim techniques and wool and linen as... [Lire la suite]
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03 juin 2018

A rare silvery bronze kundika and cover, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 7th century

Lot 2901. A rare silvery bronze kundika and cover, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 7th century; 9 ½ in. (24.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The plain ovoid body raised on a flared shallow foot ring and surmounted by a tall, slender, slightly waisted neck rising to an everted mouth rim, the shoulder applied with an elephant head with raised trunk and open mouth masking a small aperture in the body, the cover cast in... [Lire la suite]