24 janvier 2020

Two sancai-glazed pottery figures of Lokapala, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 120. Two sancai-glazed pottery figures of Lokapala, Tang Dynasty (618-906). Height of taller 17 5/8 in., 44.8 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. Photo Sotheby's each standing on a recumbent water buffalo with right arm raised and fist clenched in a threatening attitude, the left hand resting on the hip, brightly splashed in cream, green and brown glazes, wearing an armored tunic with sleeves issuing from animal masks and an armored breast plate tied with cords... [Lire la suite]

06 décembre 2019

A rare 'Changsha' painted ewer, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 397. A rare 'Changsha' painted ewer, Tang dynasty (618-906); 12.5 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate HKD 30,000 — 40,000. Lot Sold 37,500 HKD. © Sotheby's. flanked by a curved spout and a handle, the rounded shoulder and cylindrical neck painted in dark brown with geometric designs. Provenance: Charlotte Horstmann & Gerald Godfrey Ltd, Hong Kong, 5th May 1997. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family... [Lire la suite]
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06 décembre 2019

A brown-glazed pilgrim's flask, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 394. A brown-glazed pilgrim's flask, Tang dynasty (618-906); 23.2 cm, 9 1/8  in.. Estimate HKD 6,000 — 8,000. Lot Sold 125,000 HKD. © Sotheby's. of flattened upright heart shape with double loop handles on the shoulders, supported on a high splayed foot and surmounted by a short neck with a galleried rim, decorated in high relief on both sides with a dancing phoenix flanked by wavy stems, all beneath a thick dark brown glaze partially falling short of the base. ... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2019

A pair of blue-splashed saucer dishes, Tang dynasty and an incised sancai 'floral' dish, Liao dynasty

Lot 320. A pair of blue-splashed saucer dishes, Tang dynasty (618-906) and an incised sancai 'floral' dish, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 12.7 and 14.9 cm, 5 and 5 7/8  in. Estimate HKD 30,000 — 50,000. Lot Sold 162,500 HKD (20,759 USD). © Sotheby's. each saucer decorated on the interior with a large floret; the other dish (unillustrated) incised with a four-petal floret among stylised leaves, all in yellow, cream and green glaze, the underside unglazed. ... [Lire la suite]
04 décembre 2019

A straw-glazed dragon-handled amphora, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 322. A straw-glazed dragon-handled amphora, Tang dynasty (618-906); 31 cm, 12 1/4  in. Estimate HKD 20,000 — 30,000. Lot Sold 12,500 HKD (1,597 USD). © Sotheby's. the ovoid body surmounted by a waisted neck and cupped mouth, set with a pair of dragon handles, applied overall with a translucent straw-coloured glaze. Sotheby's. Chinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019
02 décembre 2019

A Pair of Sancai-Glazed Pottery Figures of Falconers, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 265. A Pair of Sancai-Glazed Pottery Figures of Falconers, Tang Dynasty  (618-906); 13¼in. (33.7cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 21,150. © Christie's Image Limited Each shown standing atop a shaped base with hands positioned one above the other in front of his chest, one wearing a long amber-glazed coat with splash-glazed lapels and shoes, the other a green coat with amber lapels, and both wearing an unglazed high-domed falconer's hat, traces of black, red... [Lire la suite]

02 décembre 2019

A Sancai-Glazed Pottery Figure of a Braying Camel, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 259. A Sancai-Glazed Pottery Figure of a Braying Camel, Tang Dynasty (618-906); 221/8in. (56.2cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 7,050. © Christie's Image Limited Standing foursquare on a rectangular base with head raised and mouth open in a bray exposing the tongue, the body glazed amber, the areas of hair in cream and the fringed oval cloth splash-glazed in green, amber and cream. Exhibited: Monterey, Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art at La... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2019

A Green and Yellow-Glazed Pottery Figure of an Equestrian, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 258. A Green and Yellow-Glazed Pottery Figure of an Equestrian, Tang Dynasty (618-906); 141/8in. (35.9cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 5,875. © Christie's Image Limited The rider wearing a long green-glazed tunic and unglazed hood with right hand raised to hold reins, the other hidden within the long sleeve, the yellow-glazed horse with hogged mane and pricked ears standing foursquare atop an unglazed base. Property from the Schloss Collection.  ... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2019

A Group of Three Sancai-Glazed Pottery Female Attendants, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 256. A Group of Three Sancai-Glazed Pottery Female Attendants, Tang Dynasty (618-906); 10½in. (26.7cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Price realised USD 4,465. © Christie's Image Limited The slender standing figures similarly modeled wearing a long scarf draped around the shoulders and with hair coiled in a topknot on top of the head, variously glazed in amber, green, cream and ochre and with traces of pigment on the unglazed portions of the faces, one wood stand.  Property from... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2019

A Pair of Painted Grey Pottery Figures of Earth Spirits, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 253. A Pair of Painted Grey Pottery Figures of Earth Spirits, Tang Dynasty (618-906); 26 and 23¼in. (66 and 59cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 44,650. © Christie's Image Limited Both shown seated with forelegs stiffly braced on the shaped base, one modeled with bearded human face, elephantine ears, a single horn in front of the twist of hair rising from the top of the head, and cloven hoofs, the other with leonine face below a pair of horns, with a crest at the... [Lire la suite]