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]
09 mars 2019

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

Lot 650. A large glazed pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 20 1/8  in., 51 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. powerfully modeled standing on a rectangular base with a raised foreleg, the head turning slightly to the proper left, alert with ears pricked, eyes wide and the mouth open revealing the teeth, covered in a straw glaze with generous splashes of amber and chestnut. Provenance: Collection of the British Rail Pension Fund.Sotheby’s... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

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

Lot 123. A sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  elegantly potted, the slightly splayed foot swelling to high, rounded shoulders surmounted by a tall waisted neck and everted lipped rim, set with two curved dragon-headed handles applied with spiral bosses extending from the mouth to the base of the neck, the top half amber-glazed with resist dappling and flecks of moss green, the bottom half... [Lire la suite]
02 mars 2019

A large and rare white marble carving of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 120. A large and rare white marble carving of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-907); 94 cm high. Estimate: 600,000-800,000 USD. Lot Sold 740,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. beautifully carved in the round, standing in contrapposto with a basket held in the proper right hand, the body lavishly adorned with beaded necklaces in scalloped tiers and jeweled pendants, an elaborate multi-strand necklace harness crossed over the sensual, rounded belly and looped to either side, pendent over... [Lire la suite]
25 février 2019

A rare painted pottery figure of a horse nuzzling its leg, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 519. A rare painted pottery figure of a horse nuzzling its leg, Tang dynasty (618-907); 15 1/4 in., 39 cm. Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Lot sold 228,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the elegant beast standing on a shaped base with the head bent low to nuzzle the slightly raised left foreleg, covered with a long mane finely combed over both sides of the arched neck, before a small saddle set upon a saddleblanket incised with lozenge motifs, with significant traces of... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2019

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

Lot 390. A small gilt-bronze figure of Avalokitesvara, Tang dynasty (618-907); 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price Realized USD 7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 Seated in rajalilasana on an integral base covered with elegantly pleated and folded drapery, the figure clothed in a long, flowing scarf and elaborately jeweled necklace, with left hand resting on the knee and the right raised holding a flaming pearl, the face with pensive expression beneath the... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

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

Lot 368. A silvery bronze mirror, Tang dynasty (618-907); 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Finely cast on one side with a central knop surrounded by a flower head, and the animals of the four directions: the green dragon (qinglong) representing the east, the red bird (zhuqiao), the south, the white tiger (baihu), the west, and the snake-encoiled turtle (yuanwu), the north, with silver-grey patina, the reverse... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2019

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

Lot 420. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (618-907); 15¼ in. (38.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 3,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   The elegant standing figure wearing a green shawl draped around her shoulders that falls in long folds over her clasped hands, her cap-sleeved blouse, long-sleeved under blouse and belted skirt streaked in green, amber and cream glaze that forms stripes in back, her face modeled with small... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A sancai-glazed pottery jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 418. A sancai-glazed pottery jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   The wide ovoid body liberally splashed with bright amber, cream and green glaze that covers the short neck and continues over the out-turned rim, all on a white slip that falls irregularly towards the flat base exposing the pale pinkish-buff ware, the cover with spots of cream and green glaze reserved... [Lire la suite]