13 janvier 2019

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1314. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (618-907); 15½ in. (39.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Shown standing with hands clasped beneath the long green and straw resist-glazed shawl, wearing a short amber-glazed jacket, her long skirt resist-glazed in amber and striped in green, with green-glazed shoes, the delicate features of her face detailed in black and red pigment, and her hair dressed in a... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2019

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1313. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty (618-907); 15¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The straw and amber-glazed horse standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the rider seated on a black-painted saddle set atop a splashed-glazed blanket, her hands positioned to hold reins, wearing a green-glazed coat with pale amber lapels, her hair pulled up into a topknot, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A blue, amber and straw-glazed pottery 'phoenix-head' ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1312. A blue, amber and straw-glazed pottery 'phoenix-head' ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907); 13¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The pear-shaped body raised on a tall spreading foot with flat base, molded in relief on one side with a foliate-bordered oval panel centered by an equestrian archer, the panel on the reverse with a triumphant phoenix standing on a lotus, all reserved on a dark blue ground, the neck surmounted by a... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A rare small sancai-glazed pottery pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1310. A rare small sancai-glazed pottery pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of unusual faceted shape, the upper facet of the two long sides molded with a panel of a galloping horse above a panel of a pair of ducks confronted on a foliate motif, with further foliate motifs on the ends, all resist-glazed in amber and cream and reserved on a green granular ground, the borders and slightly arched... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

Two small sancai-glazed pottery vessels, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1309. Two small sancai-glazed pottery vessels, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5 7/16 and 4 in. (13.9 and 10.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 One a small shallow dish, impressed in the center with a flower head in amber, green and cream glaze reserved on a green glaze that continues over the rim to partially cover the flat base; the other a small bowl with deep rounded sides, molded on the exterior with a pattern of four-petaled flowers... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of an earth spirit, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1285. A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of an earth spirit, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty (618-907); 41¾ in. (106 cm.) high.Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The human-faced beast with wavy horn fronting its firey mane, portrayed seated attentively on its haunches, supported on a pierced rockwork base, its chest and belly highlighted by a cream-colored stripe outlined in green, with wings with spiky green feathers rising from its shoulders beneath fins... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2019

A blue and amber-glazed pottery bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1284. A blue and amber-glazed pottery bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907); 6 3/8 in. (16.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 With rounded sides rising from the flared foot to the slightly everted rim, the center of the interior decorated with a grouping of small five-petalled flowers with blue-splashed petals and amber centers below eight sections of blue stripes at the rim, all reserved on a straw glaze that continues over the rim atop a... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A rare painted grey pottery figure of an equestrian, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1279. A rare painted grey pottery figure of an equestrian, Tang dynasty (618-907); 17 3/8 in. (44.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The horse standing foursquare with head raised and looking forward, with a clipped mane and docked tail, the rider and saddle modeled separately as one piece, the rider posed as if holding the reins, his face expressively modeled, with a thin white pigment over the gray clay, with traces of red, black... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A painted red pottery figure of a lady, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1278. A painted red pottery figure of a lady, Tang dynasty (618-907); 18 in. (45.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The corpulent figure portrayed standing on a rectangular base, with her left hand held at chest level and her right arm held gracefully at her side, her elaborate hairstyle framing her full face, wearing long layered robes partially tucked under the belt worn at her hips, with traces of black, green and red pigments... [Lire la suite]
10 janvier 2019

A small parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1274. A small parcel-gilt silver circular box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 1¼ in. (3.3 cm.) diam. Estimate $25,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized $30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Finely cast on the cover and box with a central six-petaled flower head surrounded by six petals rising from the outer edge and chased with demi-florets reserved on a fine ring-punched ground, with traces of gilding, box. Provenance: Spink & Son, London, c. 1980.  Christie's. Fine... [Lire la suite]