09 mars 2019

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

Lot 1613. A painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The spirited horse is shown standing on a rectangular base with right foreleg raised, mouth open and ears pricked. The body is caparisoned with a cloth-tied saddle and molded foliate appliqués, softwood stand.  Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Herzman Collection, New York.Sotheby's New York, 4 December 1985, lot 117,... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2019

Two impressive painted pottery figures of court ladies, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 593. Two impressive painted pottery figures of court ladies, Tang dynasty (618-907). The taller 16 1/4in (41.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 12,000 - 18,000 (€ 11,000 - 16,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each well-modeled, standing clad in long robes falling in folds over the feet, incised with a low neckline and a shawl over the shoulder, the full plump face with delicate features, accented with pigments to highlight the eyes and rosebud lips, beneath long hair drawn into an elaborate asymmetrical... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

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

Lot 653. A large painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 23 in., 58.4 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well-modeled in spirited pose with a briskly raised right foreleg, the head with well articulated features, mouth agape, flaring nostrils, bulging eyes and a divided forelock swept to either side of the pricked ears, the arched neck with full flowing mane falling just short of the saddle and pleated saddle cloth, traces of red pigment. ... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

Pair of painted pottery horses, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 652. Pair of painted pottery horses, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 18 1/2  in., 47 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each horse rearing back on its hind legs and animatedly raising one of its forelegs, the face tilted with the eyes wide, the nostrils flaring, and the mouth agape conveying a sense of immediacy, the neck elegantly arched and the mane falling to one side, the body with painted harness, reigns, saddle and saddlecloth, fitted wood base (2). ... [Lire la suite]
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25 février 2019

A rare painted pottery figure of a horse nuzzling its leg, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 519. A rare painted pottery figure of a horse nuzzling its leg, Tang dynasty (618-907); 15 1/4 in., 39 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 228,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the elegant beast standing on a shaped base with the head bent low to nuzzle the slightly raised left foreleg, covered with a long mane finely combed over both sides of the arched neck, before a small saddle set upon a saddleblanket incised with lozenge motifs, with significant traces of... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

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

Lot 412. A large sancai-glazed and painted pottery figure of a Ferghana horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 24 1/8 in. (61.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. Price realised USD 104,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Naturalistically modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth, the head turned slightly to the left and ears pricked, the hogged mane covered with an amber glaze, the trappings molded with florets and hung with large medallions with floriform heads, the... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2019

A painted pottery figure of a court lady, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

 Lot 408. A painted pottery figure of a court lady, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 3 7/8 in. (35.2 cm.) high; Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Well modeled standing with body swayed to the right, dressed in long robes gracefully draped over her shoulders and falling to her feet partially covering the tips of her curled shoes, her hair pulled up into a cresent-shaped coiffure above her face with pleasant expression and rosy cheeks, her... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

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

Lot 719. A painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 17½ in. (44.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The spirited horse is shown with left foreleg raised, mane swept to one side, mouth open and ears laid back. The saddle is covered with a cloth draped over the saddle and gathered on the sides above the mud guard, and there are traces of red and dark black pigments.  Provenance: Collection of Madame Veuve Brocq, Hotel... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2019

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

Lot 178. A large painted pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 33 1/4  in., 84.5 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 5,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2014. boldly modeled with head thrown back and mouth open, standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the tail in the round and flicked up onto the rump, the neck, head, humps and tail with incised fur markings colored with red pigment, with further red pigments indicating fur at the top of the legs, the simple saddle blanket... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

A painted pottery figure of a guardian, Tang dynasty

Lot 144. A painted pottery figure of a guardian, Tang dynasty; 26in (66.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 3,400 - 5,100). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Powerfully modeled with an intense expression on his bearded face, crowned by an elaborate phoenix-form headdress, standing atop a recumbent stag with one foot on its head and the other on its rump, his hands resting on the hilt of his sword, clad in floral robes with flared upright collar and fluttering sleeves extending from beneath his armor,... [Lire la suite]