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]
28 août 2018

A painted pottery figure of an earth spirit, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty

Lot 143. A painted pottery figure of an earth spirit, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty; 23in (58.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,300 - 6,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Modeled with a pugnacious humanoid face flanked by large ears beneath hair arranged in a tall spiral, with a knobbed protrusion growing from the forehead, portrayed seated with front hoofs firmly planted on a rocky base, with feathered wings rising from the muscular shoulders and backed by wavy tongues of flame rising... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

A pair of painted pottery figures of earth spirits, Zhenmu Shou, Tang dynasty

Lot 142. A pair of painted pottery figures of earth spirits, Zhenmu Shou, Tang dynasty; 23 1/2in (59.6cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,300 - 6,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Each supported on a rockery base, one figure with a round bearded human face with fierce expression beneath spiraled hair dressed in a point fronted by a single horn flanked by large ears, the broad chest painted with floral patterns, seated on its haunches, the limbs ending in hooves; the other figure with a menacing... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

A pair of painted pottery horses, Tang dynasty

Lot 201. A pair of painted pottery horses, Tang dynasty. Height 13 3/4  in., 34.9 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 81,250 USD. © Sotheby's. each horse rearing onto the bent back legs while vigorously raising one front leg and planting the other firmly on the base, the suspended hoof poised at a deliberate angle in preparation to plunge forward, the drama heightened by the arched neck, wide eyes, flared nostrils, and exposed teeth behind upcurled lips, the saddle blanket and tassels of the... [Lire la suite]
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20 août 2018

A painted pottery figure of a soldier, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 250. A painted pottery figure of a soldier, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century; 20 in. (50.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 10,800. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Standing on a narrow platform, his right arm raised and both hands pierced and held in a fist, wearing a tiger skin hood with erect ears and intent gaze, the fangs framing his animated face, also wearing layered armor with epaulets at the shoulders, extensive pigment remaining, Japanese wood box. ... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2018

A pair of painted pottery figures of prancing horses, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 253. A pair of painted pottery figures of prancing horses, Tang dynasty (618-907); 25 in. (63.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Each spirited figure modelled with right leg raised and head turned towards the left, the head well modelled with crisp features below pricked ears, the arched neck grooved for a separate mane and the rump with a hole for a tail, each with separate saddle painted with cruciform motifs, with... [Lire la suite]
19 mars 2018

A group of six painted pottery figures of seated female musicians, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 703. A group of six painted pottery figures of seated female musicians, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Each: 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Each figure wears a long shawl draped over the shoulders of her low-bodiced dress that falls in graceful folds around her knees. They are shown in performance playing a variety of instruments including the lute, cymbals and various types of flutes. The facial features are delicately modeled in a serene... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2018

A Painted Pottery Figure Of A Horse And Rider With Hound, Tang Dynasty (608-907)

Lot 8039. A Painted Pottery Figure Of A Horse And Rider With Hound, Tang Dynasty (608-907); 14in (35.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€ 6,500 - 9,700) © Bonhams 2001-2018 The horse standing four square on a rectangular base with head turned left, the sinewy body and bobbed tail evenly painted with carmine pigments setting off the black- painted saddle supporting a foreign rider holding a lively dog straining against the black-painted hogged mane.  Property from the Collection of Sally S. and Decatur... [Lire la suite]