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]
22 décembre 2019

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

Lot 21. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907); 33 ¼ in. (84.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 47,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Modelled standing on a rectangular base, the head raised upwards and mouth held open, wearing a saddle cloth on its back, covered in a rich glaze of streaked green, amber and buff tones. Provenance: The Ortolani Collection, Montevideo.Acquired by the current owner in 1990s. The result of Oxford Authentication... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2019

Back on Tang dynasty ceramics sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 510. An amber and straw-glazed painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 14 in. (35.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Standing foursquare with head turned slightly to the left, the pricked ears, mane and tip of the tail covered in an amber glaze running down the crisply modeled face and muscular neck, the body covered in a transparent straw glaze, the saddle with orange pigment and the saddle blanket left... [Lire la suite]
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]