13 janvier 2019

An unusual painted grey pottery mythical beast-form stand, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220)

Lot 1304. An unusual painted grey pottery mythical beast-form stand, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220); 16 in. (40.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Crisply modeled as a crouching, winged mythical beast, with pricked ears, layered tail and a short mane extending to the rectangular socket in the back, painted in red and black with feather markings and other details on a cream ground, wood stand. Provenance: Yin Chuan Tang Ltd., Hong... [Lire la suite]

20 août 2018

A large green-glazed red pottery figure of a horse, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220)

Lot 249. A large green-glazed red pottery figure of a horse, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220); 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 24,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 The head and neck made separately from the hollow body, the head modelled as if the horse were neighing, with mouth open below the flared upper lip and with ears pricked, the powerful, arched neck set atop the opening in the body which stands on four knife-pared legs, covered with a dark... [Lire la suite]