07 avril 2022

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

 Lot 1070. A chestnut and straw-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 21 in. (53.3 cm.) high. Price realised USD 9,450 (Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000). © Christie's 2022 The camel is well modeled and standing with head raised and mouth open in a bray, the hair on the front of the neck applied in small, well defined overlapping sections and covered with a straw glaze, while fine gouging indicates the hair on the humps, the body glazed a deep chestnut... [Lire la suite]

26 décembre 2021

A large sancai glazed earthenware Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 496. A large sancai glazed earthenware Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907); H. 56 cm. Sold: €3,600 (Est: €4,000 - €6,000). © Nagel Provenance: Collection of Adalbert Colsman (1886-1978) and Thilda Colsman, bought from N. V. Nederlandsch.-Aziatische Handelmaatschappij, 27th January, 1930, by descent within the family to the present owner. Note: Despite Camels not being native to China, portrayals of the two-humped camel are commonly found in Chinese tomb sculpture. The Bactrian camel was useful... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2021

A very rare massive sancai-glazed model of a Bactrian camel, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 216. A very rare massive sancai-glazed model of a Bactrian camel, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 88cm (34 5/8in) high x 74cm (29in) wide x 27cm (10 5/8in) deep. Sold for £ 44,000 (€ 52,050). (Estimate £ 4,000 - £6,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The beast powerfully modelled in mid-striding pose with its tall hair-lined neck reared back, the head raised and mouth open as if bellowing, exposing its teeth and prominent tongue, the cream-glazed body surmounted by a square fringed blanket finely decorated in green, chestnut... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2021

A massive sancai-glazed pottery figure of a striding Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 881. A massive sancai-glazed pottery figure of a striding Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The camel is shown striding, with the mane, tail, and two humps highlighted in amber glaze. The head arches strongly upwards with the mouth agape revealing long pointed teeth and the tongue. The camel’s back is fitted with a cloth decorated with diamond pattern and with tufted fur border. Provenance: Hung... [Lire la suite]
19 février 2021

A very rare pale beigish-white and yellowish-brown jade miniature figure of a standing Bactrian camel, Tang-Yuan dynasty

Lot 620. A very rare pale beigish-white and yellowish-brown jade miniature figure of a standing Bactrian camel, Tang-Yuan dynasty (AD 618-1368); 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 435,000. © Christie's 2021 The figure is shown standing on a flat, waisted base. The details of the tapering head are well carved, as are the hair markings on the top of the head, lower neck, tip of the tail and the two humps, which lean in opposite... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2020

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

Lot 900. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 25 ¼ in. (64.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 20,625. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the head raised and mouth open in a bray, the cream-glazed body with amber-glazed highlights on the forelock, chest, humps, legs and tail, the blanket dappled in green, amber and cream glazes. Provenance: Nagatani, Inc., Chicago, 29 March 1958.The James and... [Lire la suite]

05 octobre 2020

A painted pottery figure of a striding Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 899. A painted pottery figure of a striding Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 16 ¾ in. (42.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020. Modeled with head facing forward and striding on a shaped base, with bulging pack fitted between the humps. Provenance: Jan Kleijkamp.Therese Margaret Clayton, New York, 11 October 1957.The James and Marilynn Alsdorf Collection, Chicago. Christie's. Sacred and Imperial: The James and Marilynn... [Lire la suite]
27 septembre 2020

A massive sancai and brown-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1807. A massive sancai and brown-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 32 ¾ in. (83.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 200,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2020 The camel is finely modelled striding on a shaped base, with its head lifted and mouth open in a bray, the muscular body is covered in a rich cream glaze, with textured areas of dark brown hair on the neck, thighs, body and humps, and the splash-glazed, fitted blanket has an... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2020

A 'sancai'-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 580. A 'sancai'-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907); height 22 1/4 in., 56.5 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot sold 32,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. boldly modeled standing foursquare, the head poised high as if to bray, with open mouth, small ears and short mane, a tasseled saddle rug around two curved humps, splashed in amber and green glaze tearing over the milky ivory-white ground, the base and back hooves unglazed. Provenance: Sotheby's... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2019

An unusual amber-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618)

Lot 1268. An unusual amber-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618); 15½ (13.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The amber-glazed camel is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base, with mouth slightly open and head turned slightly to the right. The underside of the neck, top of the head, and upper portion of the forelegs are roughly textured to suggest thick hair. The back is laden with unglazed saddle bags centered... [Lire la suite]