10 février 2019

A small straw-glazed white stoneware ewer, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 703. A small straw-glazed white stoneware ewer, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century; 9¼ in. (23.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The ovoid body is carved beneath the tapering spout with a narrow chevron band terminating in a foliate applique. A similar applique is at the base of the curved handle which has a band of beads in the center and is applied at the top with a human head looking over the shaped mouth rim. The... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2019

A painted straw-glazed torso of a guardian, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 7th century

Lot 1306. A painted straw-glazed torso of a guardian, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 7th century; 13¼ in. (33.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Finely and crisply modeled, the face detailed in black with beard, mustache, eyes and scowling brows, his hands positioned and hollowed to hold weapons, wearing breast and back plates bound with cords and buckled straps, with animal mask epaulets at the shoulders, wearing a close-fitting leather helmet with... [Lire la suite]
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]
03 juin 2018

A rare silvery bronze kundika and cover, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 7th century

Lot 2901. A rare silvery bronze kundika and cover, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 7th century; 9 ½ in. (24.2 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000. Price realised HKD 875,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The plain ovoid body raised on a flared shallow foot ring and surmounted by a tall, slender, slightly waisted neck rising to an everted mouth rim, the shoulder applied with an elephant head with raised trunk and open mouth masking a small aperture in the body, the cover cast in... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2018

A Rare Large High-Fired Early White Ware Cup, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 10. A Rare Large High-Fired Early White Ware Cup, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century, Falk Collection no. 38; 4 7/8in. (12.9cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 7,638 © Christie's Images Ltd 2001 The deep thinly potted sides flaring slightly towards the rim, covered inside and out with a finely crackled transparent glaze stopping short of the splayed solid foot with beveled edge to expose the fine white ware Provenance: C.T. Loo, New York, December... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2016

A glazed white stoneware cup, Sui-Early Tang Dynasty, 7th century

Lot 102. A glazed white stoneware cup, Sui-Early Tang Dynasty, 7th century; Diameter 3 3/8  in., 8.6 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 16,250. Photo Sotheby's thinly potted of deep U-shape, supported on a low flaring solid foot, covered overall in a transparent glaze suffused with crackles, pooling to shades of green to the interior and around the foot, stopping neatly above the foot to reveal the white body. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016, 10:30 AM

26 mai 2016

A white-glazed human-shaped vessel, zun, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 3103. A white-glazed human-shaped vessel, zun, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century; 13 5/8 in. (34.5 cm.) high. Estimate HK$400,000 – HK$600,000 ($51,735 - $77,602). Price realised HKD 500,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The vessel is modelled in the form of a kneeling foreigner, with characteristic almond-shaped eyes, prominent nose, and high check bones. He is dressed in a long coat and a helmet-like hat, holding in his arms a leather sack with a flower-shaped mouth. It is covered overall with a... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2016

An important and very rare white-glazed ‘elephant’ candle stand, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 3102. An important and very rare white-glazed ‘elephant’ candle stand, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) long, stand. Estimate HK$5,000,000 – HK$8,000,000 ($646,685 - $1,034,696). Price realised HKD 19,160,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016.  The candle stand is powerfully modelled as a caparisoned elephant standing foursquare on a rectangular lotus plinth, with its trunk touching the ground and its head wearing an elaborate harness with roundels and leaf-shaped... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

A rare olive-glazed stoneware ovoid bottle, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 209. A rare olive-glazed stoneware ovoid bottle, Sui-Early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century; 10 1/8in. (25.7cm.) high. Estimate $8,000 - $10,000. Price Realized $8,365 . © Christie's Image 2003 Based on metal prototypes, the ovoid body surmounted by a slender waisted neck rising to a sharply cut everted mouth, covered with a thin olive glaze falling in irregular streaks and ending in a clean line above the knife-cut foot with slightly concave base to expose the pale grey ware  Property from... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

A straw-glazed pottery figure of an earth spirit, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 211. A straw-glazed pottery figure of an earth spirit, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century; 15in. (38cm.) high. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $5,019. © Christie's Image 2003 Modelled as a seated animal with spikes along the backbone and with the head of a human, the face well modelled with puckish features below prominent curving brows and curling hair continuing back into an arched crest, covered with a pale yellowish straw glaze, minute traces of pigment, wood stand  ... [Lire la suite]