09 mars 2019

Two impressive painted pottery figures of court ladies, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 593. Two impressive painted pottery figures of court ladies, Tang dynasty (618-907). The taller 16 1/4in (41.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 12,000 - 18,000 (€ 11,000 - 16,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each well-modeled, standing clad in long robes falling in folds over the feet, incised with a low neckline and a shawl over the shoulder, the full plump face with delicate features, accented with pigments to highlight the eyes and rosebud lips, beneath long hair drawn into an elaborate asymmetrical... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2019

Two sancai-glazed pottery tripod jars, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 592. Two sancai-glazed pottery tripod jars, Tang dynasty (618-907). The taller 5 1/2in (14cm) high. Estimate US$ 12,000 - 15,000 (€ 11,000 - 13,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each of a compressed globular body surmounted by a short neck with flared rim, the exterior decorated in ocher and green glaze, with the green running over the shoulder, leaving resist-decorated spots dabbed with ocher, the middle applied with ocher glaze, also leaving resist spots and ending in an irregular line above... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

A pair of sancai-glazed pottery earth spirits, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 591. A pair of sancai-glazed pottery earth spirits, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty (618-907). The taller 34in (86.36cm) high (2). Estimate US$ 15,000 - 25,000 (€ 13,000 - 22,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each modeled seated on a pierced base, with cloven hooves and open wings rising from the front of the shoulders, the sides of the body covered in an amber glaze, the underbelly and legs with an ivory glaze, the remainder splashed with ivory, amber and green; one with a human face, the bulging... [Lire la suite]
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 sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 656. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 19 3/4  in., 50.3 cm. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled standing four square on a rectangular base, the head turned slightly leftward with crisply defined features, including large eyes, flared nostrils, and pricked ears, the body covered in deep amber glaze with the green harness and trappings accented with molded ornaments, the unglazed saddle draped with a... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

A sancai-glazed figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 655. A sancai-glazed figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled standing four square on a rectangular base, the head turned slightly leftward detailed with large eyes, flared nostrils, and pricked ears, the body covered in a rich amber glaze, the saddle unglazed with traces of red and green pigments. Provenance: C.T. Loo, New York, 1940s-50s.Collection of Marjorie (1917-2014) and... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2019

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

Lot 654. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a camel, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 20 7/8  in., 53 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled standing four square atop a rectangular base, the spirited animal with its neck reared back, the raised head detailed with large rounded eyes and flared nostrils, the body liberally splashed in amber and green glaze tearing over the creamy-white ground. Provenance: C.T. Loo, New York, 1940s-50s.Collection of Marjorie (1917-2014) and... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

A large painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 653. A large painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 23 in., 58.4 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well-modeled in spirited pose with a briskly raised right foreleg, the head with well articulated features, mouth agape, flaring nostrils, bulging eyes and a divided forelock swept to either side of the pricked ears, the arched neck with full flowing mane falling just short of the saddle and pleated saddle cloth, traces of red pigment. ... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

Pair of painted pottery horses, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 652. Pair of painted pottery horses, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 18 1/2  in., 47 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each horse rearing back on its hind legs and animatedly raising one of its forelegs, the face tilted with the eyes wide, the nostrils flaring, and the mouth agape conveying a sense of immediacy, the neck elegantly arched and the mane falling to one side, the body with painted harness, reigns, saddle and saddlecloth, fitted wood base (2). ... [Lire la suite]
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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]