09 mars 2019

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

Lot 656. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 19 3/4  in., 50.3 cm. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled standing four square on a rectangular base, the head turned slightly leftward with crisply defined features, including large eyes, flared nostrils, and pricked ears, the body covered in deep amber glaze with the green harness and trappings accented with molded ornaments, the unglazed saddle draped with a... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2019

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

Lot 655. A sancai-glazed figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled standing four square on a rectangular base, the head turned slightly leftward detailed with large eyes, flared nostrils, and pricked ears, the body covered in a rich amber glaze, the saddle unglazed with traces of red and green pigments. Provenance: C.T. Loo, New York, 1940s-50s.Collection of Marjorie (1917-2014) and... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

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

Lot 654. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a camel, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 20 7/8  in., 53 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled standing four square atop a rectangular base, the spirited animal with its neck reared back, the raised head detailed with large rounded eyes and flared nostrils, the body liberally splashed in amber and green glaze tearing over the creamy-white ground. Provenance: C.T. Loo, New York, 1940s-50s.Collection of Marjorie (1917-2014) and... [Lire la suite]