24 janvier 2019

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

Lot 178. A large painted pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 33 1/4  in., 84.5 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 5,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2014. boldly modeled with head thrown back and mouth open, standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the tail in the round and flicked up onto the rump, the neck, head, humps and tail with incised fur markings colored with red pigment, with further red pigments indicating fur at the top of the legs, the simple saddle blanket... [Lire la suite]

08 janvier 2019

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

Lot 464. A Chinese painted pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907); height 17 1/4 in.; 43.8 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Lot sold $7,500. Courtesy Sotheby's. striding with the long neck forming an S-curve and the head drawn slightly back, tufts of long fur fringing the neck, crown of the head, upper legs and humps, the back laden with a heavy pack tied with bolts of fabric, a rabbit dangling from one of the saddlebags, traces of pigment. Provenance: Collection of Nelson... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2018

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

Lot 267. An unusual chestnut and straw-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907); 21 in. (53.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 15,600. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Well modelled 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 color. ... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2018

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

Lot 704. A magnificent sancai-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel and a foreign groom, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Camel 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high; groom 24 ¼ in. (61.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The amber-glazed camel is naturalistically shown striding, with the mane, tail, and two humps highlighted in cream glaze. The head arches strongly upwards with the mouth agape revealing long pointed teeth and the tongue. The camel’s back is laden with a... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

A painted gray pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Northern Qi-early Tang dynasty

Lot 99. A painted gray pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Northern Qi-early Tang dynasty. 10 3/4in (27.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,700 - 2,600). Sold for US$ 5,250 (€4,511). Photo: Bonhams. Finely modeled with an alert expression, standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth, the fur on the head, throat, humps and tops of the forelegs textured and for a realistic depiction, the humps mounted with a saddle, traces of pigments remaining. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York,... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2017

Terracotta Bactrian Camel, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Terracotta Bactrian Camel, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Height: 98,5 cm. TL-tested by Oxford Authentication Ltd. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Not just merchant caravans and emissaries travelled the Silk Road. Also monks, pilgrims and even entertainers. Together, they effected a great cultural exchange between East and West. Trade, however, was still the main reason for the existence of the Silk Road. Due to their extraordinary endurance, the most favored means of transportation was the... [Lire la suite]

19 janvier 2017

Terracotta Bactrian Camel, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Terracotta Bactrian Camel, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Height: 97 cm. TL-tested by Oxford Authentication Ltd. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. In addition to the enormous cargo - up to 250 kilograms while travelling 30 to 40 kilometers per day - each camel also carried food and drink for the accompanying travelers. The camel is also adept at locating water sources and avoiding sand storms in the desert. It is no wonder that these beasts of burden were held in the highest regard by their... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2016

A painted grey pottery figure of a painted grey pottery figure, Bactrian camel, Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534)

Lot 1442. A painted grey pottery figure of a painted grey pottery figure, Bactrian camel, Northern Wei Dynasty (386-534); 9 5/8 in. (24.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price Realised  USD 7,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2011. Well modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the small head facing forward, the front of the neck scored to indicate hair markings, with pack boards applied to either side Provenance: Christie's, New York, 4 June 1992, lot 211.  The result... [Lire la suite]
14 mars 2015

A large ochre and cream-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A large ochre and cream-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The realistically modeled beast is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base, with head tilted back as the animal brays. The finely detailed hair on the neck and other areas of hair on the head, humps, haunches and tail are covered with a glaze of cream color in contrast to the ochre-glazed body. 27 3/8 in. (69.5 cm.) high Provenance: Dulany's Oriental... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2014

A large green and russet jade carving of a Bactrian camel, Ming Dynasty

A large green and russet jade carving of a Bactrian camel, Ming Dynasty. Photo: Bonhams. The stone of an attractive yellowish hue, formed as an exotic two-humped camel with its head turned to the right and mouth open in a smile above the rough shaggy neck, the long saddlecloth draped between the humps and the legs ending in four cloven hooves tucked underneath the body. 12cm (4 3/4in) wide. Estimate £20,000 - 30,000 (€24,000 - 37,000) Provenance: an English private collection The camel was admired and used as a popular subject... [Lire la suite]
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