31 décembre 2019

An unusual amber-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618)

Lot 1268. An unusual amber-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618); 15½ (13.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The amber-glazed camel is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base, with mouth slightly open and head turned slightly to the right. The underside of the neck, top of the head, and upper portion of the forelegs are roughly textured to suggest thick hair. The back is laden with unglazed saddle bags centered... [Lire la suite]

29 août 2019

A rare well-carved white marble figure of a pensive bodhisattva, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618)

Lot 848. A rare well-carved white marble figure of a pensive bodhisattva, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618); 8 ¼ in. (21 cm.) high. Estimate 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The bodhisattva is shown seated in a pensive pose, with the right leg drawn up to support his elbow and the left hand holding a sacred petal-shaped object. The body is draped with long bead necklaces, and the head is backed by a lotus-form aureole with floral scroll... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2018

A straw-glazed pottery figure of a female equestrienne, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618)

Lot 112. A straw-glazed pottery figure of a female equestrienne, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618); 11 ¾ in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The rider is shown wearing a tight-fitting cowl and a high-waisted dress and seated astride a horse standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth, its head lowered and the mane swept to one side, all under a thin pale green glaze.  Provenance: Desmond Gure, 10 January 1968, lot... [Lire la suite]