28 mars 2018

A rare limestone votive stele, Tang dynasty, dated 1st year of the Tiaolu reign (in accordance with 679)

Lot 3066. A rare limestone votive stele, Tang dynasty, dated 1st year of the Tiaolu reign (in accordance with 679); 91 cm, 35 3/4  in. Estimate 1,600,000 — 2,000,000 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018 of rectangular section, the substantial slab carved with straight sides and a rounded upper edge, all resting sturdily on a rectangular plinth, one side centred with a main niche supporting a figure of Shakyamuni Buddha seated on a lotus base, flanked by Ananda and Kasyapa as well as... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2018

Tragic love story, inspiring art and music for over 1,000 years, is focus of new Worcester Art Museum exhibition

Early Ming Dynasty, Chinese, Ming Huang and Yang Gueifei Listening to Music, (detail), 1368-1400, ink and light color on silk, Museum Purchase. The tragic love story of the historic Chinese emperor Ming Huang (reigned 712-756) and his consort Yang Guifei has inspired artists, musicians, and writers across Asia for centuries. It is now the focus of a new exhibition, Dangerous Liaisons Revisited, opening at the Worcester Art Museum on January 20, 2018. Centered on the Museum’s 14th- to 17th-century Ming period handscroll painting,... [Lire la suite]
10 mars 2018

Changsha Celadon Ewer, Tang Dynasty, 9th c. AD.

Changsha Celadon Ewer, Tang Dynasty, 9th c. AD. Height: 19cm. © Zetterquist Galleries. A pouring vessel with lobed body, surmounted by a trumpet shaped neck, an indented loop handle and faceted spout. Beneath the spout is an applied floral medallion typical of Changsha wares. The entire piece is covered with an olive colored green crackled glaze which stops short of its foot, revealing a buff stoneware body. Two rim chip repairs. It is unusual for a Changsha celadon to be this well controlled in color... [Lire la suite]
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14 février 2018

A large painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty, 8th century

Lot 1119. A large painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty, 8th century; 17 in. (43 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The figure is powerfully modeled with right leg raised, the mouth open, the head turned slightly to the left, the tail braided, the mane dentilated and the saddle cloth tasseled. .  Provenance: Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York, before 1992.   Literature: J. C.... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2018

An unusual group of three painted pottery figures of court ladies, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1108. An unusual group of three painted pottery figures of court ladies, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 14 in. (35.5 cm.) high, the tallest. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 62,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  Each figure has a full face modeled with delicate features below an elaborate coiffure, and wears long, heavy full-sleeved robes that fall in deep folds to the delicate shoes. All stand with body swayed to the side, two with the head slightly turned, and... [Lire la suite]
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29 janvier 2018

Eric Pouillot at BRAFA, 27 Jan - 4 Feb 2018, Stand 26c

Watchtower, China, Dynasty of the Eastern Han, 25-220 AD. H 57 cm. © Eric Pouillot  Terracotta with green lead glaze representing a tower and its moat, adorned with a turtle, a frog, ducks and a fish. It has two floors defended by four crossbowmen. Fat lady on her horse, China, Tang Dynasty, 618-907 AD, 8th century. Terracotta with three colours called Sancaï, blue, cream and amber. H 35.5 cm. © Eric Pouillot  Fat court ladies, China, Tang Dynasty, 618-907... [Lire la suite]

07 janvier 2018

A Sancai-Glazed Pottery Tripod Incense Burner and Cover, Tang Dynasty

Lot 203. A Sancai-Glazed Pottery Tripod Incense Burner and Cover, Tang Dynasty; 19.5cm., 7 3/4 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 8,125 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the compressed globular body rising from three short cabriole legs to a short flaring neck and everted rim, covered overall with irregular green, ochre and cream splashes falling short of the underside to reveal the pale pinkish-buff body, the similarly glazed domed cover surmounted by a lotus bud finial. Quantity: 2 ... [Lire la suite]
07 janvier 2018

A Blue-Splashed Pottery Jar, Tang Dynasty

Lot 204. A Blue-Splashed Pottery Jar, Tang Dynasty; 16cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 GBP. Lot sold 9,375 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the broad-shouldered body rising from a short spreading foot to a waisted short neck with everted rolled rim, covered overall in a pale whitish glaze suffused with irregular blue splashes, all falling short of the base to reveal the pale pinkish-buff body. Provenance: The Property of a Lady.Sotheby's London, 2nd March 1971, lot 122.Eskenazi, London. ... [Lire la suite]
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07 janvier 2018

A Sancai-Glazed Pottery Jar, Tang Dynasty

Lot 205. A Sancai-Glazed Pottery Jar, Tang Dynasty; 12.5cm., 4 7/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's the globular body rising from a flat base to a broad circular mouth, set at the shoulder with a pair of ring handles and covered overall with splashed ochre, green and cream glazes falling short of the base to reveal the pale buff body. Provenance: John Sparks, London, 28th June 1962. Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art,... [Lire la suite]
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07 janvier 2018

A Sancai-Glazed Flat-Backed Ewer, Tang dynasty

Lot 202. A Sancai-Glazed Flat-Backed Ewer, Tang dynasty; 12.5cm., 5in. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,625 GBP. Photo Sotheby's modelled in the form of a Persian leather water bottle, the flat-backed globular body with flaring spout and high arched handle, the front face with an intaglio ochre and cream-splashed shield-shaped panel, all reserved on a green-glazed ground. Provenance: Collection of Eisenbach Erie.Sydney L. Moss, London.John Sparks, London, 3rd... [Lire la suite]
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