21 juillet 2023
Sancai Pottery Lion, Gongxian Ware, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Collection of Huaibei Museum, China.
23 décembre 2022
Lot 221. An amber-glazed figure of a lion, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 26 cm, 10¼ in. Lot sold: 239,400 GBP (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 GBP). © 2022 Sotheby's. powerfully modelled seated on its haunches, the powerful forelegs firmly planted, the head detailed with fierce protruding rounded eyes. Provenance: R.H. Ellsworth Ltd., New York, 7th February 2001. Note: This powerfully modelled lion is a magnificent legacy of the high Tang era, profusely... [Lire la suite]
12 décembre 2022
Candlestand in the shape of Lion, China, probably Zhejiang province, Western Jin dynasty (AD 265-316)
Candlestand in the shape of Lion, China, probably Zhejiang province, Western Jin dynasty (AD 265-316). Glazed stoneware with molded and incised decoration, Yue ware, 8.3 cm. The Cleveland Museum of Art, John L. Severance Fund 1983.77.
11 novembre 2022
Lot 44. A stone fragment of a lion, Tang Dynasty (618-906 AD); 11cm (4 1/4in) high. Sold for €4,845 (Estimate 500 € - 800 €). Courtesy Bonhams. The ferocious beast carved with its jaws agape, bulging eyes below the pronounced brows, with back-turned ears flanking the finely incised layered mane leading to the back. Provenance: Robert Rousset, Paris (1901-1981), acquired prior to 1935.Jean-Pierre Rousset, Paris (1936-2021). Note: See a related stone figure of a seated lion, Tang dynasty, which was... [Lire la suite]
19 septembre 2022
Lot 252. A 'Ding' figure of a lion, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Height 2 in., 5.1 cm, Japanese wood box (3). Lot sold: 4,032 USD (Estimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a Japanese Private Collection. Provenance: Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bernat.Sotheby's New York, 7th November 1980, lot 105.Sotheby's New York, 16th September 2009, lot 292 (part lot). Exhibited: Exhibition of the Chinese Ceramics Lent By Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bernat, Museum of... [Lire la suite]
05 août 2022
Lot 3011. A limestone figure of a lion, Five Dynasties (907-960); 22 by 38 by h. 51.5 cm. Lot sold: 126,000 HKD (Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2022 Provenance: : Acquired in Japan, 1990s. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 28 July 2022.
25 février 2022
Lot 742. A superb carved white marble figure of a lion, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 6 3⁄4 in. (17 cm.) high, cloth box. Estimate USD 40,000 – USD 60,000. Price realised USD 75,600. © Christie's 2022 The powerfully carved beast is shown seated and facing forward and with front legs firmly planted on a rectangular plinth, the mouth open in a roar. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 25 November 1990. Note: The lion is well represented in Buddhist art of the Tang dynasty, as... [Lire la suite]
14 janvier 2022
Lot 828. A large limestone figure of a lion, Five Dynasties (907-960); h. 56 cm. Lot sold: 378,000 HKD (Estimate: 120,000-150,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Provenance: Acquired in Japan in the 1990s.An old Japanese collection. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online: A Private Asian Collection, Hong Kong, 3 December 2021
23 octobre 2021
Lot 6. A gilt bronze lion, Tang Dynasty or later (618-907); 6.5cm (2 1/2in) wide. Sold for HK$114,750 (Estimate HKD30,000 - 40,000/US$3,900 - 5,100). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Its head with curly mane and fierce expression, the saddle cloth secured with a harness and supporting a incense holder. Provenance: A Hong Kong private collection. Bonhams. Chinese Art Online: Arts from the Scholar's Studio Including the Yanqinzhai Collection, Hong Kong, 4 - 19 October 2021
09 septembre 2021
Stephen Junkunc, III, circa 1930. Stephen Junkunc, III ranks amongst the most renowned collectors of Chinese ceramics and works of art, and is known for collecting a wide breadth of works of the highest standards of quality. At its height, his collection comprised over two-thousand examples of porcelain, jade, bronzes, Buddhist sculpture and paintings, and included two examples of the legendary Ru ware, of which only eighty-seven examples are known in the world. A superb Ru dish from... [Lire la suite]