15 mai 2016

A rare blue and sancai-glazed pottery jar, Tang Dynasty

Lot 24. Property from the Cunliffe Collection. A rare blue and sancai-glazed pottery jar, Tang Dynasty. Sold for £45,000 (€57,137) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams.  Of globular form, supported on a short spreading foot and surmounted by a short waisted neck and rolled lip, boldly decorated around the exterior with wide olive-green bands centred by rows of resist dots bordered in amber and blue and separated by narrow vertical rows of resist-glazed small white dots, the glaze topping above the foot in an... [Lire la suite]

15 mai 2016

A sancai-glazed duck water dropper, Tang Dynasty

Lot 22. Property from the Cunliffe Collection. A sancai-glazed duck water dropper, Tang Dynasty. Sold for £2,750 (€3,491) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams. Naturalistically modelled, the layered feathers of the broad wings delineated with rows of curls, tapering towards the upturned tail, glazed in bands of blue, amber and cream. 4.5cm (1 3/4in) high Provenance: Rolf, Lord Cunliffe (1899-1963), Honorary Keeper of the Far Eastern Collections at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge The Cunliffe... [Lire la suite]
15 mai 2016

A black stone figure of a lion, Tang Dynasty

Lot 16. Property from the Cunliffe Collection. A black stone figure of a lion, Tang Dynasty. Sold for £36,250 (€46,027) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams. Boldly carved sitting on its hind legs, its forepaws supporting the strong body, the ferocious expression defined by an open mouth with bared fangs and lolling tongue, the mane arranged in curls. 19cm (7 1/2in) high Provenance: Rolf, Lord Cunliffe (1899-1963), Honorary Keeper of the Far Eastern Collections at the Fitzwilliam Museum,... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2016

A very large pottery model of a camel and rider, Tang Dynasty

Lot 2. A very large pottery model of a camel and rider, Tang Dynasty. Sold for £21,250 (€26,981) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams. The two-hump camel modelled striding with left legs forward, neck raised and mouth gaping open to reveal tongue and teeth above the mottled hairy beard, the simple saddle modelled separately and further laden with a separate layer of travel supplies including hanging flasks, rolled blankets and rabbits, the foreign rider perched above his goods wearing a stippled fur jerkin opening to reveal a... [Lire la suite]
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15 mai 2016

A large painted pottery model of a prancing horse, Tang Dynasty

Lot 1. A large painted pottery model of a prancing horse, Tang Dynasty. Sold for £68,500 (€86,975) inc. premium. Photo: Bonhams. The elegantly prancing horse finely modelled with the right foreleg raised high and the head cocked slightly to the left, with a curving mane above the bulging black eyes, the lively folds of the saddlecloth painted in a rusty orange tone swaying from the saddle painted with floral scrolls, the body with traces of an attractive pinkish colouring. 56.5cm (22 1/4in) high Provenance: a noble... [Lire la suite]
10 mai 2016

A white-glazed box and cover, Tang dynasty

Lot 220. A white-glazed box and cover, Tang dynasty. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP (3,831 - 6,386 EUR). Photo Sotheby's the rounded base and cover slightly recessed from the straight sides, the cover, sides and interior of the base covered in a pale straw-white glaze. Quantity: 2 - 10.5 cm, 4 1/8 in.  Provenance: Collection of Frederick Mayer. Christie's London, 24th June 1974, lot 18. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 mai 2016, 10:00 AM

09 mai 2016

A painted pottery figure of a musician, Tang Dynasty

Lot 21. Property from the Cunliffe Collection of Chinese Art. A painted pottery figure of a musician, Tang Dynasty. Estimate £5,000 - 8,000 (€6,300 - 10,000). Photo Bonhams. The well-modelled figure wearing a long belted robe with flaring sleeves and loose trousers, vividly depicted with his head and body gently leaning towards the left, both legs bent, the right arm partially raised and the left hand closed as if strumming a pipa, the face with a serene expression and hair gathered in a high knot, with... [Lire la suite]
09 mai 2016

A painted pottery figure of a female dancer, Tang Dynasty

Lot 20. Property from the Cunliffe Collection of Chinese Art. A painted pottery figure of a female dancer, Tang Dynasty. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,800 - 6,300). Photo Bonhams. The graceful figure wearing a long-sleeved surcoat belted above the waist and cloud-shaped slippers, the head turned to one side and hair pulled up into two topknots, depicted in animated pose, gracefully stepping forward with one arm raised and the other resting upon her knee. 25.4cm (10in) high Provenance: Rolf,... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2016

A pottery figure of a female dancer, Tang Dynasty

Lot 19. Property from the Cunliffe Collection of Chinese Art. A pottery figure of a female dancer, Tang Dynasty. Estimate £8,000 - 10,000 (€10,000 - 13,000). Photo Bonhams. The slender figure wearing a tight high-waisted robe with out-flaring shoulder projections and long sleeves falling to her knees above a long skirt with billowing streamers and upturned, ruyi shoes, the hair fashionably arranged in a high chignon and surrounded by an elaborate headdress, holding a round implement wrapped within with strings... [Lire la suite]
05 mai 2016

Two bronze 'lion and grapevine' mirrors, Tang Dynasty

Lot 280. Two bronze 'lion and grapevine' mirrors, Tang Dynasty. Estimate £1,200 - 1,500 (€1,500 - 1,900). Photo Bonhams. The first silvered bronze, crisply cast with a central crouching lion knop, encircled by four animated lions, within a border of birds and insects, all amidst fruit laden scrolling grapevine, patches of verdigris encrustations; the second of similar design, with dark grey-brown patination.11.5cm (4.1/2in) and 10.2cm (4in) diam. (2). The Professor R. Beaver Collection of Early Chinese Bronzes and... [Lire la suite]