10 avril 2016

Two white-glazed jars, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 79. Two white-glazed jars, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 HKD (903 - 1,355 EUR). Lot sold 32,500 HKD (3,669 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. comprising a larger straw-glazed ovoid jar with a pair of loop handles modelled in the form of hares, and a smaller white-glazed jar set with four lug handles at the shoulder - 11.5 and 7.7 cm, 4 5/8  and 3 in. Provenance: The straw-glazed jar: Collection of Ian Greenlees (1913-1988), until... [Lire la suite]

10 avril 2016

A cobalt-blue painted pottery bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 78. A cobalt-blue painted pottery bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD (5,645 - 7,902 EUR). Lot sold 87,500 HKD (9,878 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a splayed foot to a flared rim, the interior decorated with six florets in rich splashes of cobalt-blue and amber-brown, all below a band of irregular blue streaks at the rim, covered overall in a transparent straw-coloured glaze falling short of the sides on the exterior,... [Lire la suite]
10 avril 2016

An amber-glazed marbled pottery cup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 75. An amber-glazed marbled pottery cup, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 HKD (4,516 - 6,773 EUR). Lot sold 225,000 HKD (25,401 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the rounded sides rising from a short splayed foot to a gently flaring rim, the brown and white clay marbled to produce a design of mixed dark and light irregular swirling stripes, covered overall in a clear amber glaze, stopping near the foot, revealing the unglazed body; 7.9 cm, 3 1/8  in. ... [Lire la suite]
31 mars 2016

A stone head of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty

Lot 2885, A stone head of a bodhisattva, Tang dynasty. Estimate 900,000 — 1,200,000 HKD (104,216 - 138,954 EUR). Photo Sotheby's. the slender face handsomely carved with large downcast eyes and defined brows flanking a refined nose above full lips, the thick hair pulled back and piled into a loose chignon behind a simple pointed crown, richly patinated to ochre and reddish-brown tones, mounted on a metal and wood stand - 23 cm, 9 in. Provenance: An old... [Lire la suite]
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26 mars 2016

A Xing green splash-glazed ewer and a 'phoenix' cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 89, A Xing green splash-glazed ewer and a 'phoenix' cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate HK$800,000 – HK$1,200,000 ($103,625 - $155,437). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016 The ewer has an ovoid-shaped body with a raised central ridge, supported on a tall spreading foot with a flattened knob in between, the long neck with dish-shaped mouth is applied with a double-strand handle, the cover is moulded as a phoenix's head with incised plumage, all splashed with green glaze on a white slip ground. 16 3/4... [Lire la suite]
22 mars 2016

A small Yaozhou brown glaze and white slip-decorated jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 93, A small Yaozhou brown glaze and white slip-decorated jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate HK$40,000 – HK$60,000 ($5,182 - $7,773). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The jar is potted with a compressed body rising from a short foot ring to a lipped rim. The body is decorated with a band of oval-shaped patterns below a band of trefoils, all in brown glaze reserved on a white slip ground. 3 1/4 in. (8 cm.) high, box Provenance: A Japanese private collection, acquired in the 1990s ... [Lire la suite]

22 mars 2016

A Yaozhou brown glaze and white slip-decorated dish , Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 92, A Yaozhou brown glaze and white slip-decorated dish , Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate HK$30,000 – HK$50,000 ($3,887 - $6,478). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The dish is potted with flaring sides rising from a slightly recessed base, decorated with blackish-brown glaze forming abstract floral sprays on a white slip within a pentagonal border of glaze continuing over the rim to form another pentagon on the exterior atop further white slip. 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam., box Provenance: A Japanese... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2016

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty

Lot 271, A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. well-molded, standing four square with head turned slightly to the left, the head well-articulated with ears pricked, eyes bulging and nostrils flared, the arching neck grooved to receive a mane, a bright green-glazed saddlecloth draped over the high ridged saddle and gathered in pleats to either side, over a cream-glazed saddle blanket, the body covered with a rich mottled amber glaze... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2016

A small phosphatic-splashed jar, Tang dynasty

Lot 238, A small phosphatic-splashed jar, Tang dynasty. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the sturdily potted globular body rising to a short neck and wide, lipped rim, covered with a rich dark brown glaze, the shoulder with four milky-blue splashes, repeated on the neck, the glaze stopping unevenly short of the unglazed gray stoneware base. Height  4 7/8  in., 12.4 cm Property from the Bella and P.P. Chiu collection Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 4th April... [Lire la suite]
07 mars 2016

A large green-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty

Lot 237, A large green-glazed amphora, Tang dynasty. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the ovoid body rising to a tall waisted neck collared by five concentric rings, supporting a cupped mouth with a rolled lip rim, the broad shoulders set with a pair of dragon handles rising from the shoulders and biting the rim of the vessel, the upper portion dipped in a very pale yellow-celadon glaze pooling in the recesses, Japanese wood box (3). Height 20 3/8  in., 51.7 cm Property from a... [Lire la suite]
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