13 septembre 2018

$4.3 million Tang Dynasty Bodhisattva leads Chinese Works of Art Auctions

A Rare Painted Limestone Figure of a Standing Bodhisattva from the Tang dynasty that fetched $4.3 million – far surpassing its high estimate of $2.5 million. Courtesy Sotheby's. NEW YORK, NY.- Sotheby’s Asia Week sale series began today in New York, with nearly 200 works sold across two auctions of important Chinese works of art for an overall total of US$20.2 million / HK$158.6 million.  The day began with an auction dedicated to a selection of magnificent Chinese Buddhist sculpture from the collection of Stephen... [Lire la suite]

28 août 2018

A painted pottery figure of a guardian, Tang dynasty

Lot 144. A painted pottery figure of a guardian, Tang dynasty; 26in (66.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 3,400 - 5,100). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Powerfully modeled with an intense expression on his bearded face, crowned by an elaborate phoenix-form headdress, standing atop a recumbent stag with one foot on its head and the other on its rump, his hands resting on the hilt of his sword, clad in floral robes with flared upright collar and fluttering sleeves extending from beneath his armor,... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

A painted pottery figure of an earth spirit, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty

Lot 143. A painted pottery figure of an earth spirit, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty; 23in (58.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,300 - 6,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Modeled with a pugnacious humanoid face flanked by large ears beneath hair arranged in a tall spiral, with a knobbed protrusion growing from the forehead, portrayed seated with front hoofs firmly planted on a rocky base, with feathered wings rising from the muscular shoulders and backed by wavy tongues of flame rising... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

A pair of painted pottery figures of earth spirits, Zhenmu Shou, Tang dynasty

Lot 142. A pair of painted pottery figures of earth spirits, Zhenmu Shou, Tang dynasty; 23 1/2in (59.6cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,300 - 6,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Each supported on a rockery base, one figure with a round bearded human face with fierce expression beneath spiraled hair dressed in a point fronted by a single horn flanked by large ears, the broad chest painted with floral patterns, seated on its haunches, the limbs ending in hooves; the other figure with a menacing... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

An unusual sancai jar, Tang dynasty

Lot 141. An unusual sancai jar, Tang dynasty; 6in (15.2cm) high. Estimate US$ 12,000 - 18,000 (€ 10,000 - 15,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Potted with a compressed globular body, the shoulder impressed with the outline of eight florets highlighted with amber and ivory glaze over blue, running towards the base over incised lines encircling the body and mingling with an amber glaze, leaving resist-decorated spots and falling in an irregular line above the flared foot ring, all surmounted by a short flared... [Lire la suite]
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28 août 2018

A pair of painted pottery horses, Tang dynasty

Lot 201. A pair of painted pottery horses, Tang dynasty. Height 13 3/4  in., 34.9 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 81,250 USD. © Sotheby's. each horse rearing onto the bent back legs while vigorously raising one front leg and planting the other firmly on the base, the suspended hoof poised at a deliberate angle in preparation to plunge forward, the drama heightened by the arched neck, wide eyes, flared nostrils, and exposed teeth behind upcurled lips, the saddle blanket and tassels of the... [Lire la suite]
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28 août 2018

A sancai-glazed pottery bird-form oil lamp, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 202. A sancai-glazed pottery bird-form oil lamp, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 4 3/4  in., 11.9 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 USD. © Sotheby's. molded as a plump-bodied recumbent bird with its neck arched over the opening between the feather-molded wings to grasp a lobed flower-form opening to support the wick, the body crisply molded with foliate decoration and feathers on a granulated ground, all beneath an amber and green-splashed glaze stopping irregularly above... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

A rare and important blue and amber-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty

Lot 203. A rare and important blue and amber-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty. Height 11 1/2  in., 29.3 cm. Estimate 500,000 — 700,000 USD.  Unsold. © Sotheby's. exquisitely modeled and brightly glazed, the elegant young lady sitting demurely on a waisted stool, wearing a long, pleated skirt of alternating blue and amber-glazed stripes ornamented with crisply impressed circular florets, the robe pooling at the base revealing the amber-glazed soles of... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2018

Two stoneware cups, Tang dynasty, 8th century

Two stoneware cups, Tang dynasty, 8th century. Diameters: 4 1/4 inches, 10.7 cm. Heights: 3 1/4 inches, 8.2 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art Two stoneware cups, each with a rounded, U-shaped body that tapers out gently towards the rim and is supported on a short, tapered foot. The thinly potted cup is entirely unadorned and covered in a finely crackled, transparent yellowish-green glaze that has iron-oxide marks. Three spur-marks are visible on the inside of each bowl as well as on the foot, indicating that... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2018

Pottery figure of a foreign dancer, China, Tang dynasty, 618 – 906

Pottery figure of a foreign dancer, China, Tang dynasty, 618 – 906, Height: 9 1/2 inches, 24 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A pottery model of a male dancer of foreign appearance, standing tall and turning his head towards his left. The slightly portly figure reaches his right arm towards the sky, whilst he holds his left arm loosely pendent alongside his body. His right knee is bent and forms an angle with his left foot. The figure is dressed in a long-sleeved, three-quarter length layered robe, with a high circular... [Lire la suite]
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