17 juin 2021

A sancai-glazed caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3123. A sancai-glazed caparisoned horse, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 19 ¼ in. (49 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 20,000 - HKD 30,000. Price Realised HKD 162,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2021. Provenance: Acquired in New York, prior to 1999. The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, conducted by Oxford Authentication Ltd, sample No. C199s46, 9 June 1999. Christie's. Pavilion Online – Chinese Art, 27 May-11 June 2021

17 juin 2021

Two painted pottery models of caparisoned horses, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 493. Two painted pottery models of caparisoned horses, Tang dynasty (618-907). The larger 32cm (12 1/2in) long. Est: £1,500 - £2,000. Sold for £ 4,462 (€ 5,199). © Bonhams Both shown standing four-square on a flat rectangular base with the head turned slightly to the left, one horse with a spotted mane, fitted with an ornamented bridle and harness, traces of coloured pigments remaining, wood stands. Note: See related pottery horses, Tang dynasty, illustrated by... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2021

Splendours of Tang culture: Bactrian camels and Ferghana horses at Sotheby's

Under the Tang dynasty, the Chinese empire expanded far to the north, west and south. Foreign craftsmen, clerics, political envoys, merchants and goods entered China and introduced new ideas and fashions that left their most visible marks on the arts of that period. The two magnificent large figures of a Bactrian camel and a Ferghana horse offered in this sale illustrate the influence that some of the most exotic and majestic animals had on Tang artisans. Naturalistically modelled to a large scale, their shapes enhanced with... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2021

A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 880. A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 30 ½ in. (77.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The cream-glazed horse is shown standing foursquare on an arched rectangular base with head raised, mouth open and ears pricked either side of the flared forelock which, like the long mane, was separately made and is carved with deep lines. A long cloth textured in imitation of fur is draped over the saddle, and... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2020

A rare large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 3225. A rare large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 16 in. (40.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 221,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The horse is superbly modeled standing with the head turned slightly to the left, the ears pricked and the mouth open, and is glazed predominantly in chestnut with a cream-colored blaze running from the poll to the muzzle and with a further large cream splash on the... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2019

An Unusual Painted Grey Pottery Figure of a Caparisoned Horse, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577)

Lot 248. An Unusual Painted Grey Pottery Figure of a Caparisoned Horse, Northern Qi Dynasty (550-577); 137/8in. (35.3cm.) high. Estimate USD 28,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 30,550. © Christie's Image Limited Standing foursquare on a rectangular base, well modeled with gracefully arched neck and ears alertly pricked either side of a bound and upswept forelock, the chest strap applied with fur tassels and the crupper strap with medallions and pendent bells alternating with unusual lion-mask... [Lire la suite]

03 mai 2018

Six Dynasties Art from the Norman A. Kurland Collection (Part one) at Eskenazi

This exhibition features a superb selection of Six Dynasties art (220 to 581 AD) assembled over four decades by Norman A. Kurland, a renowned film and television agent. His focused and scholarly eye has led him to form perhaps the best collection of Six Dynasties art in private hands. The thirty-eight pieces in the current exhibition, though limited primarily to the fifth and sixth centuries, range widely in material – stone sculptures, earthenware figures, gilt-bronze metalwork and glazed ceramics. Highlights include rare examples of... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2018

Ben Janssens Oriental Art (Stand 202) at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018

Earthenware model of a caparisoned horse, China, Northern Qi dynasty, 550-577. Earthenware, 36.5 x 23.5 x 30.8 cm (14.4 x 9.3 x 12.2 in.). Ben Janssens Oriental Art © TEFAF 2018  Limestone sculpture of a monk carrying a reliquary on both hands, China, Northern Qi dynasty, 550-577. Limestone, 50.5 cm (19.8 in.). Ben Janssens Oriental Art © TEFAF 2018 Ben Janssens Oriental Art (Stand 202) at TEFAF Maastricht, March 10-18, 2018  
27 décembre 2017

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 46. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 18 in., 45.7 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD. Photo Sotheby's. well-modeled, standing foursquare on a flat base, the arching neck with a mane of neatly grooved strands of alternating green, cream and amber-glaze, the head slightly turning to the left, a cream-glazed split forelock and modeled with crisp compact features including large eyes, open mouth and... [Lire la suite]
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06 novembre 2017

A painted pottery model of a caparisoned horse, Eastern Wei Dynasty (534-550)

Lot 42. A painted pottery model of a caparisoned horse, Eastern Wei Dynasty (534-550). 45cm (17 6/8in) high. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000 (€5,700 - 9,100). Sold for £16,250 (€18,334). Photo: Bonhams. Naturalistically modelled standing foursquare on a rectangular base with a long arched neck and elongated head, lavishly caparisoned with a horned and tassel-hung bridle, tasselled and medallion-applied crupper, a long knotted cloth draped over the saddle, with traces of white, red, and gold pigments.  ... [Lire la suite]