13 octobre 2019

A large brown and green-glazed pottery figure of a horse and a carriage, the pottery horse Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 5. A large brown and green-glazed pottery figure of a horse and a carriage, the pottery horse Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), the carriage and fittings probably later; 46 ½ in. (118 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 74,700 - USD 99,600). © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The horse is shown standing foursquare with head facing forward, its ears pricked, nostrils flared and teeth bared, covered overall with glazes of green and brown tones with details of hair picked out in black. The... [Lire la suite]

13 octobre 2019

A large brown and green-glazed pottery figure of a horse and a carriage, the pottery horse Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 5. A large brown and green-glazed pottery figure of a horse and a carriage, the pottery horse Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), the carriage and fittings probably later; 46 ½ in. (118 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 74,700 - USD 99,600). © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The horse is shown standing foursquare with head facing forward, its ears pricked, nostrils flared and teeth bared, covered overall with glazes of green and brown tones with details of hair picked out in black. The... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2019

A painted gray pottery figure of a mythical beast, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 752. A painted gray pottery figure of a mythical beast, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Length 14 in., 35.6 cm. Estimate USD 8,000 — 12,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. striding forward with head lowered, the mouth pulled back in a fierce snarl, the arched neck ridged with three pointed horns, three compressed bosses along the spine, a pair of stylized wings over the powerful forelegs, the tail raised and curling over the back, traces of white slip. Provenance: Collection of Alfred Speelman... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2019

A rare pair of painted pottery goose-form vessels and covers, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 832.  A rare pair of painted pottery goose-form vessels and covers, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220);13 ½ in. (34.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each vessel is modeled as a plump, seated goose, with neck curved in an S-shape and the head of bird is pierced with a circular aperture to fit a separately-modeled cover decorated with three bears.  Property from the Collection of Frederick A. and Sharon L. Klingenstein Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd., London,... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

A rare bronze peacock-form vessel, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 257. A rare bronze peacock-form vessel, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Length 5 in., 12.8 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. solidly cast in the form of the bird standing with its wings folded and its tail trailing out, its face detailed with bulging eyes and a pointed beak beneath a crest, its slender legs terminating in large talons, the wings and tail incised with feather markings, with a raised circular aperture... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

A gold and silver-inlaid bronze chariot fitting , Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 254. A gold and silver-inlaid bronze chariot fitting , Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Length 7 1/8  in., 18.2 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of cylindrical form divided into two sections by a slightly bulged mid-section centered by a raised ring, each section finely decorated in gold and silver with an abstract pattern of hooks and scrolls, the surface with malachite encrustation. Provenance: Walter Hoschstadter, New York, by 1948.Fritz Low-Beer,... [Lire la suite]

26 août 2019

A gilt-bronze tiger-form weight, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 240. A gilt-bronze tiger-form weight, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Diameter 2 3/8  in., 6 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the feline cast in a tightly coiled pose with its head supported on its paw resting on its rump, its neck adorned with a collar, its face detailed with a broad snout below oval-shaped protruding eyes and large pointed ears, the details finely incised, all supported on a circular disc... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

A splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze censer, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 230. A splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid bronze censer, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Height 4 in., 10 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the deep rounded sides supported on a tall splayed foot, set around the body with a raised band decorated with two registers of meshed double chevrons inlaid with silver and divided by a raised fillet, all above pendent triangular lappets, the domed cover well cast in openwork with a central quadrilobed... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

A splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid parcel-gilt bronze figure of a peacock, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 226. A splendid and rare gold and silver-inlaid parcel-gilt bronze figure of a peacock, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Height 6 1/8  in., 15.5 cm. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. brilliantly cast standing on its slender legs terminating in talons, its wings and tail lifted upright, each formed by four arrays of plumes accentuated with recessed eyespots, its raised head detailed with a down-curved beak and large rounded eyes,... [Lire la suite]
26 août 2019

An exceptionally rare bronze dragon-form support, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 223. An exceptionally rare bronze dragon-form support, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Length 4 1/2  in., 11.5 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. strikingly cast, the mythical creature coiled with its head raised high and its right foreclaw grasping its long curled tail sweeping under its body, its face rendered with an upturned snout, wide open mouth, rounded bulging eyes and back-swept pointed ears, its long scaly neck extending... [Lire la suite]