13 juillet 2020

A painted pottery model of a caparisoned ox, Eastern Wei Dynasty (534-550)

Lot 2865. A painted pottery model of a caparisoned ox, Eastern Wei Dynasty (534-550); 15. 1/8 in. (38.4 cm.) long. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  The muscular beast modelled standing foursquare on a rectangular base, its well-formed head positioned between the large hump on its neck and the dewlap that hangs beneath, adorned with a decorative harness and trappings applied with circular bosses and hanging oval-shaped... [Lire la suite]

27 mai 2020

A finely modelled painted pottery figure of an ox, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 5022. A finely modelled painted pottery figure of an ox, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534); 19.5 cm, 7 5/8  in. Estimate 200,000 — 300,000 HKD. Sold for 437,500 HKD (51,765 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's. delicately and dynamically modelled, depicted sturdily standing on a trapezoid base with the right hoofed foreleg raised as though walking while ploughing, the animal portrayed with the head held high, accentuated with well-defined features including a pair... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1161. A painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high, 16 in. (40.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The spirited horse is shown with left foreleg raised, head turned to the the right, mouth open and ears laid back. The long mane is swept to one side and the tail is dressed. The saddle is covered with a cloth gathered on the sides atop the mud guard, and the chest strap... [Lire la suite]
22 décembre 2019

A pair of Chinese painted pottery figures of female polo players, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 25. A pair of Chinese painted pottery figures of female polo players, Tang dynasty (618-907); The largest, 15 3/8 in. (39 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 10,000. Price realised GBP 11,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 Each modelled seated upon a galloping horse, with their heads turned to the left. Provenance: The Ortolani Collection, Rome, 1960s; later moved to Montevideo.Acquired from the above by the current owner. The results of Oxford Authentication Thermoluminescence Test numbers C119p87 and C119p88 are... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2019

A painted pottery figure of a camel, early Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 319. A painted pottery figure of a camel, early Tang dynasty (618-906); h. 21 cm, 8 1/4  in. Estimate HKD 10,000 — 15,000. Lot Sold 27,500  HKD (3,513 USD). © Sotheby's. standing four square atop a rectangular base, with traces of pigment on the saddle. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019  
02 décembre 2019

Two Painted Pottery Figures of Foreign Boys, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 252. Two Painted Pottery Figures of Foreign Boys, Tang Dynasty (618-906); 10 and 113/8in. (25.4 and 28.9cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 3,760. © Christie's Image Limited The smaller well modeled in grey pottery, the taller and more slender from buff pottery, each shown wearing a breech-cloth tied over short pantaloons, the taller figure also wearing a necklace and scarf draped around the torso, each with curly hair but of different ethnic type, with traces of red... [Lire la suite]

01 octobre 2019

A painted pottery standing figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty, 7th - early 8th century

Lot 1372. A painted pottery standing figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty, 7th - early 8th century. Height 14 1/2  in., 36.8 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot Sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of Miss Claudette Colbert, Los Angeles.Galaxie Art & Gift Co. (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 13th October 1987.Collection of Florence and Herbert Irving, no. 781. Exhibited: The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty: A Loan Exhibition Organized by the Los Angeles... [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]
19 juillet 2019

A large painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 4. A large painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 20 in. (50.8 cm.) high. Estimate 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2017 The horse is naturalistically modelled with the right leg raised, the mouth open and the head turned slightly to the left. The saddle has a tasselled saddle cloth, decorated in shades of red and green with swirling patterns. Provenance: Private European Collection, The Netherlands, prior to 17 July 1996. Note: The result... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

A painted pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 17. A painted pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 10 in., 25.3 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 317,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the slender figure wearing a long layered robe and official hat, standing with hands clasped within the wide and loose sleeves, the face detailed in black and red, with traces of red, white and blue pigment, wood stand, Japanese wood box (5). Provenance: Collection of Yasunari Kawabata (1899-1972).Mayuyama... [Lire la suite]