27 janvier 2020

A rare small dark grey stone Daoist stele, Tang dynasty, dated by inscription to AD 719

Lot 1510. A rare small dark grey stone Daoist stele, Tang dynasty, dated by inscription to AD 719; 7¾ inches (19.7 cm) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The front is carved with a central figure of the deified sage Laozi shown seated behind a u-shaped arm rest, flanked by acolytes standing on lotus-pod supports rising from the same stalk which also supports Laozi. The figures are carved in relief within an arched recess above a flat... [Lire la suite]
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23 janvier 2020

ERIC POUILLOT, Stand 26c at BRAFA, 26 janvier-2 février 2020

Mongol horse, China, North Wei Dynasty, 386-534 AD. Grey terracotta under polychrome pigments. 29.5 x 34 cm. © Eric Pouillot. The animal's neck is adorned with a bell. The saddle, which rests on a rug, is removable. It is represented doing the 'Spanish walk'. A similar model is preserved in the Meiyintang collection and illustrated in Regina Krahl, 'Trésors de la collection Meiyintang, Céramique chinoise ancienne', 2009, fig. 116. Eunuch presenting a bird, China, Tang dynasty, 618-907 AD.Salmon terracotta with important... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2019

A painted pottery standing figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty, 7th - early 8th century

Lot 1372. A painted pottery standing figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty, 7th - early 8th century. Height 14 1/2  in., 36.8 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot Sold 37,500 USD. © Sotheby's. Provenance: Collection of Miss Claudette Colbert, Los Angeles.Galaxie Art & Gift Co. (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 13th October 1987.Collection of Florence and Herbert Irving, no. 781. Exhibited: The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty: A Loan Exhibition Organized by the Los Angeles... [Lire la suite]
16 août 2019

An unusual bronze square mirror, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century 

Lot 502. An unusual bronze square mirror, Tang dynasty, 8th-9th century; 5 7/8 in. (14.8 cm.) square. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.   One side cast with two confronted lions wildly leaping on either side of the central knop on a ground of tiny bosses within a raised outer border, the reverse plain, the silvery surface with areas of satiny black patina and green encrustation. Provenance: Acquired at auction,... [Lire la suite]
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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]