07 avril 2019

A ‘Xingyao’ White-Glazed Waterpot, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century

Lot 3087. A ‘Xingyao’ White-Glazed Waterpot, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century. D 2.8cm H 4.4cm. Estimate HKD 30,000 - 60,000 (USD 3,821 - 7,642). Lot sold HKD 59,000 (USD 7,515). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019

07 avril 2019

A ‘Xingyao’ ‘Ying’ White-Glazed Jar, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century

Lot 3101. A ‘Xingyao’ ‘Ying’ White-Glazed Jar, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century. H 15cm. Estimate HKD 60,000 - 100,000 (USD 7,642 - 12,737). Lot sold HKD 70,800 (USD 9,018). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019
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07 avril 2019

A Sancai Phoenix-Head Ewer, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century

Lot 3039. A Sancai Phoenix-Head Ewer, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century. H 32cm. Estimate HKD 1,800,000 - 2,500,000 (USD 229,266 - 318,425). Lot sold HKD 2,124,000 (USD 270,534). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited The pear-shaped body is moulded on one side with an equestrian archer turned backwards on his galloping horse as he takes aim with his bow, and on the reverse with a triumphant phoenix, both surrounded by ornate flowers issuing from the oval surround, the neck surmounted by a phoenix head... [Lire la suite]
07 avril 2019

A Rare Limestone Head of Avalokiteshvara, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century

Lot 3034. A Rare Limestone Head of Avalokiteshvara, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century: H 39cm. Estimate HKD 900,000 - 1,200,000 (USD 114,633 - 152,844). Lot sold HKD 1,062,000 (USD 135,267). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited. Provenance: 1. Yamanaka & Co., Tokyo, 19322. A Private Japanese Collection, and thence by descent3. Sotheby's Hong Kong, 5 April 2015, lot.2930. Exhibited: Sekai Kobijutsu Dai Tenrankai [Expo of World antiques], Yamanaka & Co. and Tokyo Bijutsu Club, Nihon Bijutsu... [Lire la suite]
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30 mars 2019

A Sandstone Figure of Bodhisattva, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century

Lot 3440. A Sandstone Figure of Bodhisattva, Tang Dynasty, 7th-10th Century. H 180.5cm. Estimate HKD 3,500,000 - 4,500,000 (USD 445,841 - 573,224). Lot sold HKD 4,130,000 (USD 526,038). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited Provenance: 1. Purchased in Los Angeles in 1990S2. Christie's Los Angeles, 4 December 1998, lot.47  Poly Auction Hong Kong. Imperial Curiosity – Art of Interior Decoration, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong, 2 april 2019 2:00PM
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09 mars 2019

A blue splashed pottery jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 115. A blue splashed pottery jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 8  1/4  in., 20.9 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of slightly compressed ovoid form, the rounded sides tapering to a short splayed foot, and rising to an everted lipped rim, the buff pinkish body covered by a thin layer of white slip around the neck and sides, with irregular splashes of vibrant cobalt blue glaze cascading in painterly drips from the rim... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2019

A rare limestone head of Buddha, Tang dynasty, Early 8th century, possibly Longmen caves

Lot 375. A rare limestone head of Buddha, Tang dynasty, Early 8th century, possibly Longmen caves; 11 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price Realized USD 62,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008 The long face carved with serene expression, with crisply carved mouth and nose whose edges continue up into the well-defined brows gracefully arched above the equally well-carved eyes, the hair dressed in tight spiralled curls that also cover the prominent usnisa, the fine-grained grey... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

An unusual Yaozhou brown glaze and white slip-decorated stoneware bowl, Tang dynasty, 9th century 

Lot 428. An unusual Yaozhou brown glaze and white slip-decorated stoneware bowl, Tang dynasty, 9th century; 6 1/8 in. (15.7 cm.) diam.; 2 5/16 in. (5.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 8,125. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   The canted mouth rim decorated with five spreading ovals of brown glaze atop a white slip that ends mid-body, the interior similarly decorated with five large representations of water weeds; together with a small Yaozhou brown... [Lire la suite]
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07 janvier 2019

A rare clay figure of Sakyamuni Buddha, possibly Tang dynasty

Lot 1215. A rare clay figure of Sakyamuni Buddha, possibly Tang dynasty; 5¾ in. (14.6 cm.) high. Estimate $3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised $3,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Possibly from Xinjiang province, the solid figure modeled as Sakyamuni Buddha seated on a green-painted cloth with hands clasped atop his right knee, wearing a long red cloak scored with parallel folds, the face with traces of gilding and red pigment, the hair textured in imitation of curls around a small usnisa, with further... [Lire la suite]
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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]