18 mars 2015

A large marble figure of a seated lion, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A large marble figure of a seated lion, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $100,000 - $150,000. Price Realized $317,000 . Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Boldly carved sitting on its hind legs, its powerful forepaws supporting the lithe body, the face with open mouth, bared fangs, and lolling tongue, the eyes with furrowed expression and the mane in tight curls - 20 3/8 in. (51.8 cm.) high Provenance: Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, before 1964.Collection of Christian Humann (d. 1981), Pan-Asian... [Lire la suite]

05 juin 2009

A Monumental Marble Figure of a Youth, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D., with 17th/early 18th Century Restorations

A Monumental Marble Figure of a Youth, Roman Imperial, circa 1st Century A.D., with 17th/early 18th Century Restorations standing with his weight on the right leg, the base, head, and other extremities restored. height 81 1/2 in. 207 cm. Est. 150,000—250,000 USD. Lot Sold 182,500 USD PROVENANCE: Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke, 1656-1733, Wilton House, WiltshireHenry, 9th Earl of Pembroke, 1693-1749Henry, 10th Earl of Pembroke, 1734-1794George Augustus, 11th Earl of Pembroke, 1759-1827Robert Henry, 12th Earl of... [Lire la suite]