01 décembre 2016

A rare sancai and blue-glazed phoenix-head ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3306. A rare sancai and blue-glazed phoenix-head ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate HKD 2,000,000 - HKD 3,000,000 (USD 259,015 - USD 388,523). Price Realised HKD 2,460,000 (USD 318,638). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. 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... [Lire la suite]

01 décembre 2016

A magnificent sancai-glazed camel and a foreign attendant, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3305. A magnificent sancai-glazed camel and a foreign attendant, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate HKD 3,800,000 - HKD 5,000,000 (USD 492,129 - USD 647,538). Price Realised HKD 4,620,000 (USD 598,418). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The amber-glazed camel is naturalistically shown striding, with the mane, tail, and two humps highlighted in cream glaze. The head arches strongly upwards with the mouth agape revealing long pointed teeth and tongue. The camel’s back is laden with a bulging sack moulded on... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2016

A very rare white-glazed bottle vase and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3303. A very rare white-glazed bottle vase and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate HKD 350,000 - HKD 450,000 (USD 45,328 - USD 58,278). Price Realised HKD 2,700,000 (USD 349,725). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The vase is potted of ovoid form with a tall, slender neck and trumpet mouth, fitted with a slightly domed cover. 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm.) high, box Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong on 20 December 2000 Property from the Dexinshuwu Collection. Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and... [Lire la suite]
23 novembre 2016

Pottery figure of ladies playing polo game in sancai, tri-color glaze, Tang dynasty, 618-906 C.E.

Pottery figure of ladies playing polo game in sancai, tri-color glaze, Tang dynasty, 618-906 C.E. © National Palace Museum In the late Neolithic Age, various regions produced an assortment of ceramics, displaying the dynamic spirit of these early peoples. For example, the Yangshao culture, located at the upper reaches of the Yellow River, produced pottery painted with geometric patterns in bright colors such as red, black, and white, while in the lower reaches, the Longshan culture featured lustrous, black... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2016

A Lushan phosphatic glaze-splashed brown-glazed jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3106. A Lushan phosphatic glaze-splashed brown-glazed jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000 (USD 7,774 - USD 10,365). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The jar is covered with a lustrous dark brown glaze, decorated with large milky-blue phosphatic splashes in two registers, ending in an irregular line to expose the oatmeal-coloured body. 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm.) high, box Provenance: Acquired in Taipei on 5 August 1989 Christie's. Chinese Ceramics From The... [Lire la suite]
18 novembre 2016

A Xing white-glazed tea bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3203. A Xing white-glazed tea bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate HKD 30,000 - HKD 50,000 (USD 3,887 - USD 6,478). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The shallow bowl is thickly potted with gently rounded sides rising from a neatly cut, bi-shaped foot and terminating in a lipped rim. The interior and exterior of the bowl are covered in a translucent glaze of ivory tone, leaving just the foot unglazed, exposing the fine white clay underneath. 6 in. (15.4 cm.) diam., box ... [Lire la suite]
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18 novembre 2016

A Yue celadon tea bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3202. A Yue celadon tea bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000 (USD 5,182 - USD 7,774). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The bowl is covered with a greyish-celadon glaze. The bi-shaped base has six large spur marks, partially revealing the pale grey body. 6 1/4 in. (16 cm.) diam., box Provenance: Acquired in Taipei on 20 March 1988  Christie's. Chinese Ceramics From The Yangdetang Collection, 30 November 2016, Hong Kong, HKCEC Grand Hall
02 novembre 2016

A rare phosphatic-splashed tazza, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 285. A rare phosphatic-splashed tazza, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  the shallow rounded sizes rising from a high spreading foot to a lipped rim, decorated with irregular bluish-white splashes on a dark chocolate ground: 34.5 cm, 13 5/8  in. Provenance: Wannieck, Paris (according to paper label).. The dating of this lot is consistent with Oxford Authentication Thermoluminescence test no. P116d20.  Sotheby's. Important... [Lire la suite]
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29 octobre 2016

A globular shaped 'alms' bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 52. A globular shaped 'alms' bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,308 - USD 9,744). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The rounded globular bowl with slightly inverted mouth rim is covered in a greyish-cream glaze stopping half way down the body to reveal the greyish-brown body. 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) wide. Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 8 November 2016, London, King Street
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04 octobre 2016

A Rare Chinese Marble tiered base, dated 697-698, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 36. A Rare Chinese Marble tiered base, dated 697-698, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 16,000 - $20,000. Price Realized incl. BP:$86,800. Photo Mosgreen. made for a figure of Maitreya, the top in the form of an open lotus flower on an octagonal section, supported by five squatting figures, resting on a rectangular-shaped support, a continuous inscription around the sides, 'Commissioned by Du Renzhe, Hebei, made in the 2nd year of the Wan Shui Tong Tien'. Produced for a... [Lire la suite]
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