14 mars 2019

A 'Yaozhou' brown parcel-glazed stoneware dish, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 606. A 'Yaozhou' brown parcel-glazed stoneware dish, Tang dynasty (618-906); 6 1/4in (15.8cm) diam. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,400 - 6,200). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Potted with gently flaring sides rising to an everted rim, supported on a knife-cut foot ring, the edges decorated with glaze to form a six-pointed star in reserve over a gray slip, centered with a floret on the interior, and leaving a hexagon with curved sides on the exterior, to reveal the grayish buff-colored body. ... [Lire la suite]

12 mars 2019

A large and impressive limestone figure of a standing bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 565. A large and impressive limestone figure of a standing bodhisattva, Tang dynasty (618-906). Height 42 1/2  in., 108 cm. Estimate 600,000 — 800,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. positioned atop a waisted, integral double-lotus base, standing with the slender right arm suspended by the side grasping a sash in the fleshy hand, the left arm tucked close to the body and bent at the elbow, the exposed torso with a rounded belly and the hips tilted forward above straight... [Lire la suite]
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10 mars 2019

A rare gilt-bronze figure of a lion, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 119. A rare gilt-bronze figure of a lion, Tang dynasty  (618-906). Height 3 1/8  in., 8 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot Sold 68,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. stately modeled seated on its haunches, the powerful forelegs firmly planted, the head detailed with fierce protruding rounded eyes, thick brows, agape mouth revealing teeth and sharp fangs, and leaf-shaped ears swept to the back, long mane falling into luxurious spiraling curls, the long... [Lire la suite]
05 mars 2019

A rare sancai-glazed pottery figure of a spotted bull, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 113. A rare sancai-glazed pottery figure of a spotted bull, Tang dynasty (618-906). Length 8 in., 20.3 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 21,250 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled standing four square, the pointed ears alert and tail to one side, the dewlap hanging low and the neck with incised folds of skin, the pinkish buff body covered with a straw-colored glaze, intermittently applied with dapples of glassy sky blue against larger splashes of dark amber glaze that pool... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2018

Miniature pottery ram and camel, China, Tang dynasty, 618 – 906

Miniature pottery ram and camel, China, Tang dynasty, 618 – 906. The camel: height: 4 1/2 inches, 11.3 cm. The ram: length: 4 1/4 inches, 11 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. Two miniature pottery figures, one representing a seated ram, the other a camel with rider. The ram has its four limbs tucked underneath its body and a horned head looking straight ahead in alert position. The other figure depicts a rider seated on the back of a camel, his upper body turning towards his right. The camel stands still with its four... [Lire la suite]
19 janvier 2017

Dancing Horse, China, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Dancing Horse, China, Tang dynasty (618-906). Height: 50 cm. Length: 58 cm. TL-tested by Oxford, U.K. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Of pale buff earthenware, shown with right foreleg raised, this naturalistically modelled horse has its head turned to the the left. The saddle is covered with a cloth gathered on the sides atop the mud guard and tassels decorate the steed’s chest and rump. It is possible that this horse may have been represent one of the foreign dancing horses that... [Lire la suite]
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22 octobre 2016

A sancai-glazed pottery cup, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 101. A sancai-glazed pottery cup, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 800 — 1,200 GBP. Lot sold 2,750 GBP. Lot sold 2,750 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's the rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted rim, brightly decorated with amber, green and straw glazes falling short of the foot to reveal the pinkish-buff body; 6 cm, 2 3/8  in. Provenance: Sydney L Moss Ltd., London, 19th August 1963. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londron, 09 nov. 2016, 11:30 AM
14 mars 2014

Dancing Horse, China, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Dancing Horse, China, Tang dynasty (618-906). Photo courtesy Vanderven Oriental Art. Height: 50 cm. Length: 58 cm. TL-tested by Oxford, U.K Of pale buff earthenware, shown with right foreleg raised, this naturalistically modelled horse has its head turned to the the left. The saddle is covered with a cloth gathered on the sides atop the mud guard and tassels decorate the steed’s chest and rump. It is possible that this horse may have been represent one of the foreign dancing horses that performed for Emperor Xuanzong (r.... [Lire la suite]
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