17 février 2020

A silvery bronze 'Lion and grapevine' circular mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1269. A silvery bronze 'Lion and grapevine' circular mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); 4 7/8 in. (12.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. Crisply cast, the central knob formed as a crouching animal encircled by five lions frolicking amidst grapevine within a raised border, the outer field with various birds and insects in flight amidst further grapevine below a band of detached clouds, with some malachite... [Lire la suite]

17 février 2020

A silvery-grey bronze eight-lobed mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1268. A silvery-grey bronze eight-lobed mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5 in. (12.7 cm.) across. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011. The central knob flanked by two parrots with backward-turned heads grasping flower sprigs in their beaks, with a mandarin duck nestled within a lotus leaf above the knob and a lotus flower borne on twin roots below, with insects alternating with flower sprigs in the eight lobes of the rim, with... [Lire la suite]
16 février 2020

A white-glazed bowl, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

  Lot 167. A white-glazed bowl, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Diameter 5 1/4  in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 13,750 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. rising from a short straight foot to shallow rounded sides, covered overall in a grayish-white glaze save for the footrim, the base incised with a ying character.  Provenance: John Sparks Ltd., London, 11th January 1985. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Works of Art, New York, 17 march 2015
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16 février 2020

A straw-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 166. A straw-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 15 1/2  in., 39.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the tall ovoid body rising to a waisted neck supporting a cupped mouth with a rolled lip rim, the broad shoulders set with a pair of dragon handles springing up from the shoulders and biting the rim of the vessel, the upper portion dipped in a very pale straw white glaze pooling in the recesses.  Provenance: John Sparks... [Lire la suite]
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10 février 2020

A Massive Carved Grey Stone Lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3604. A Massive Carved Grey Stone Lion, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 105 cm., 41 3/8  in. Estimate 800,000 — 1,200,000 HKD. Lot sold 1,960,000  HKD. Photo Sotheby's powerfully modelled, the muscular beast seated on its haunches on a rectangular base with forelegs outstretched, the head with fierce expression, glaring eyes set under ridged brows and jaw open in full roar baring its large tongue and sharp teeth, the stone of mottled grey-buff... [Lire la suite]
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04 février 2020

An Ochre-Glazed Pottery Boar, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 210. An Ochre-Glazed Pottery Boar, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 21cm., 8 1/4 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP.  Photo Sotheby's. the beast standing four-square on a rectangular base, the head forward facing with high arched mane and powerful shoulders, covered overall in a rich ochre glaze falling short of the base to reveal the pale buff body. Provenance: Eskenazi, London, 29th February 1972. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]

18 janvier 2020

A small painted stucco Buddhist stele, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1256. A small painted stucco Buddhist stele, Tang dynasty (618-907); 10 1/8 in. (26 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 Of rectangular shape, the front is carved in high relief with Buddha seated on a waisted pedestal between two bodhisattvas within a deep niche flanked by three registers of seated Buddhas. A panel below encloses two tigers seated either side of a lotus spray. All is painted in dark red, green, black, white... [Lire la suite]
17 janvier 2020

A rare gilt-bronze figural staff finial, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1143. A rare gilt-bronze figural staff finial, Tang dynasty (618-907); 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) long. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The fitting is heavily cast as a tubular shaft surmounted by the finely cast head of a foreigner with hooked nose, prominent cheekbones and hair shown in overlapping scalloped rows, probably representing curls. There are traces of gilding allover, wood stand. Provenance: Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954)... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A small sancai-glazed pottery tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1484. A small sancai-glazed pottery tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907); 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The jar has a globular body raised on three lion-paw supports and is covered in a splashed glaze of green, dark and yellowish-amber color that is arranged in stripes on the outcurved rim and falls in an irregular line on the underside to expose the pale body. A yellow glaze is on the interior, box. ... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1161. A painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 14¾ in. (37.5 cm.) high, 16 in. (40.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 40,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The spirited horse is shown with left foreleg raised, head turned to the the right, mouth open and ears laid back. The long mane is swept to one side and the tail is dressed. The saddle is covered with a cloth gathered on the sides atop the mud guard, and the chest strap... [Lire la suite]