03 décembre 2021

Chinese Silverware sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong,

Lot 301. A silver stem cup, Tang dynasty (618-907); Japanese wood box, 6.5 cm. Lot sold: 88,200 HKD (Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Lot 302. A silver 'deer' box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); Japanese wood box, 3.2 cm. Lot sold: 50,400 HKD (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD). © Sotheby's. Lot 303. A silver 'flower and bird' box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); Japanese wood... [Lire la suite]

25 novembre 2021

A gilt copper repoussé Buddhist plaque, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 346. A gilt copper repoussé Buddhist plaque, Tang dynasty (618-907); Diameter 27.5 cm, 10⅞ in. Lot sold: 56,700 GBP (Estimate: 50,000 - 70,000 GBP). (C) 2021 Sotheby's of circular form, repousse and open work, depicting a moustachioed foreigner standing beside a large rhinoceros, the beast wearing a saddle blanket supporting a large flower-filled double lotus basin, all reserved on a dense foliate scroll ground. Provenance: Hartman Rare Art, Inc. New York, acquired in 1995.  ... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2021

An impressive pair of painted and gilt pottery figures of lokapalas, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 215. An impressive pair of painted and gilt pottery figures of lokapalas, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 61cm (24in) and 54.5cm (21 1/2in) high. Sold for £ 20,250 (€ 24,054) (Est: £8,000 - £12,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Each modelled in a powerful stance, standing on a demon with one knee raised, one of the demons with a serpent entwined around its leg, the figures with defiant expressions, each with a clenched fist resting upon the raised leg and the other arm held animatedly aloft, wearing elaborate armoured robes... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2021

A very rare massive sancai-glazed model of a Bactrian camel, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 216. A very rare massive sancai-glazed model of a Bactrian camel, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 88cm (34 5/8in) high x 74cm (29in) wide x 27cm (10 5/8in) deep. Sold for £ 44,000 (€ 52,050). (Estimate £ 4,000 - £6,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 The beast powerfully modelled in mid-striding pose with its tall hair-lined neck reared back, the head raised and mouth open as if bellowing, exposing its teeth and prominent tongue, the cream-glazed body surmounted by a square fringed blanket finely decorated in green, chestnut... [Lire la suite]
20 octobre 2021

An unusual Chinese "Beast and Grapes" bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 225. An unusual Chinese "Beast and Grapes" bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907). D: 4 1/2 in. Sold for $3,528 (Estimated at $3,000 - $4,000). © FREEMAN’S 2021  The circular mirror is cast in high relief with a crouching lion knob encircled four other beasts with their young in different postures amidst grapes and vine scrolls. The outer band with lion, crane, cicada, rabbit, ducks, birds, a winged horse, and an immortal amidst vine scrolls, within a foliate scroll band encircling the rim. The bronze... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2021

A gilt-bronze lion-form incense holder, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 104. A gilt-bronze lion-form incense holder, Tang Dynasty (618-907); Height 3 in., 7.6 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USD. Lot sold: 69,300 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 standing foursquare with each paw on a cylindrical pedestal, looking fiercely ahead with head slightly turned, teeth bared, and curly cascading mane, the brawny muscular body harnessed and draped in a saddlecloth supporting a lobed joss stick holder, the bushy tail uplifted and alert. From the Collection of Bruce Dayton and... [Lire la suite]

07 octobre 2021

A small gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 104. A small gilt-bronze figure of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907); Height 2 in., 5.1 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 5,040 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 seated atop a circular lotus base in royal ease, with the right arm resting on the raised right knee, the expressive face looking intently in the same direction, adorned with an ornamented headdress, jewelry, sashes, and a draped dhoti, wood stand. From the Collection of Bruce Dayton and Ruth Stricker Dayton. ... [Lire la suite]
07 octobre 2021

A bronze oil lamp, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 101. A bronze oil lamp, Tang dynasty (618-907); Height 4⅞ in., 12.4 cm. Estimate: 15,000 - 20,000 USD. Lot sold: 52,920 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 five leaf-form feet arching to support a wide circular drip pan with an everted rim, a conical post rising from the center of the pan and opening into a second pan modeled as a lotus blossom with naturalistic undulating petals, then extending further to support a small hexalobed oil cup at the pinnacle, in the lower drip pan... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2021

A large sancai-glazed pottery horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 826. A large sancai-glazed pottery horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 21 in. (53.3 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's 2021 The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base with its head turned slightly to the left and mouth open. Its mane, tail, and central forelock between pricked ears are covered with a cream glaze. The body is glazed in rich amber and cream glazes that drip down the legs to the cream-glazed hoofs. The saddle is... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2021

A massive painted grey pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 826. A massive painted grey pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's 2021 The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base with the head turned slightly to the left. The head is sensitively modeled with alert expression and the ears pricked. There are extensive traces of red pigment and white slip on the unsaddled body. Property from the Collection of Frederick A.... [Lire la suite]