09 mars 2019

A rare sancai and blue-glazed pottery figure of an equestrian, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 590. A rare sancai and blue-glazed pottery figure of an equestrian, Tang dynasty (618-907); 23 1/2in (59.7cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,500 - 6,200). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 The tall figure modeled standing atop a low plinth, with muscular arms and fist clenched as if holding reins, clad in an amber-glazed knee-length tunic open at the chest, with a green-glazed lapel, the unglazed head crisply molded with large eyes and prominent nose, framed by a futou covering the head and a... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2019

A rare sancai and blue-glazed pottery figure of an equestrian, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 651. A rare sancai and blue-glazed pottery figure of an equestrian, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 14 1/4  in., 36.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the rider modeled as a foreigner with hands raised as if holding reins, wearing a long blue-glazed robe with a sash tied around the waist, the face well-defined with details picked out in black, the horse standing four square with head slightly lowered, with pricked ears and bulging eyes, covered with a... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A large sancai and blue-glazed pottery figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 724. A large sancai and blue-glazed pottery figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 29 3/8 in. (74.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 143,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The guardian is modeled standing on top of a demon with flailing arms, with his head turned to the left, the right hand raised to hold a weapon and the left hand on the hip. He is dressed in elaborate armor covered in blue, amber, green and cream glazes, and his unglazed face is modeled with a ferocious expression. ... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2016

A rare sancai and blue-glazed phoenix-head ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3306. A rare sancai and blue-glazed phoenix-head ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907); 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000 (USD 259,015 - USD 388,523). Price Realised HKD 2,460,000 (USD 318,638). © Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The pear-shaped body is moulded on one side with an equestrian archer turned backwards on his galloping horse as he takes aim with his bow, and on the reverse with a triumphant phoenix, both surrounded by ornate flowers issuing from the oval surround, the neck... [Lire la suite]
11 août 2016

A sancai and blue-glazed pottery tripod jar, Tang dynasty

Lot 3. A sancai and blue-glazed pottery tripod jar, Tang dynasty. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD.  Lot Sold 35,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's the compressed globular body raised on three short paw supports and encircled by a lower flat bow-string band and a more pronounced rib at the shoulder, all below a short waisted neck and flared rim, carefully applied with blue, green, amber and clear glazes to form a design of seven pendent leaves at the shoulder and three registers of... [Lire la suite]
04 septembre 2015

Imperial bronze bell from the Hearst Collection to lead Sotheby's Chinese Art Sale

A Rare And Important Imperial Gilt-Bronze Ritual Bell (Bianzhong) Estimate $1/1.5million. Photo: Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- The bi-annual New York sale of Important Chinese Art on 15 - 16 September will be led by extraordinarily rare Imperial Bronze Bell made for the court of the Qianlong emperor (r. 1736-1795), and which has remained in the Hearst family since it was acquired by William Randolph Hearst in 1921. Further highlights include a pale celadon jade ‘taotie’ censer and cover from The Kitson Collection, dating from the... [Lire la suite]