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]
15 juillet 2019

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

Lot 18. A large painted pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height 24 1/2  in., 62.2 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 40,000 USD. Lot sold 317,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the tall, slender figure standing in an attentive manner with one hand revealed from the sleeve of the long dark red robe, fastened by a long tied white sash at the waist, the facial features well-defined with high, arched brows, heavy lidded eyes and a half smiling... [Lire la suite]
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]