21 juillet 2019

A rare pair of marble seated lions, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 99. A rare pair of marble seated lions, Tang dynasty (618-906); 20.1cm., 7 7/8 in. Estimate 40,000 - 60,000 GBP. Lot sold 50,000 GBP. © Sotheby's. each powerfully carved figure seated on its haunches with its muscular front paws firmly planted on the rectangular base, the head facing forward with mouth open in a roar showing the teeth and up-curled tongue, the ears flattened back above the long, curling mane, the smooth stone with a warm ivory patina.  ... [Lire la suite]
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15 juillet 2019

A straw-glazed and cold-painted figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot16. A straw-glazed and cold-painted figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty (618-906). Height 14 in., 35.5. cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 125,000 USD. © Sotheby's. the well-modeled rider sitting upright with the left hand poised as if to tug on the reins, wearing a long gown, cropped jacket and a balaclava draped over the head, the facial features, sensitively rendered, convey a determined and focused demeanor, the horse standing foursquare... [Lire la suite]
15 juillet 2019

A finely decorated small gilt-silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 10. A finely decorated small gilt-silver box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-906). Diameter 1 7/8  in., 4.8 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 60,000 USD. © Sotheby's. of circular form, the domed cover and box decorated with a flower-head medallion in the center encircled by a leafy scroll band, continuing on the rim within gilt borders, all on a stippled ground, Japanese wood box (10). Provenance: Mayuyama & Co., Ltd, Tokyo, acquired between 1960-1969. ... [Lire la suite]
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09 juillet 2019

An amber-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 82. An amber-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-906). Height 21 3/8  in., 55.4 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 22,500 USD. © Sotheby's standing foursquare, the animal's head sensitively modeled, slightly lowered and turning to the left, a runnel for the mane running down the neck and atop its back an unglazed saddle and saddle-cloth, the figure generously covered in a rich amber glaze that runs down the body and pools at the hooves and along the... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2019

A 'sancai'-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 81. A 'sancai'-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-906). Height 24 3/8  in., 62 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth, the well-modeled horse with its head turned slightly leftwards, bearing a docile expression, covered overall in a cream-colored glaze with vivid green splashes along the body and hooves. Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd, London, 4th January 1972. ... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2019

A painted gray pottery camel, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 78. A painted gray pottery camel, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 18 in., 45.7 cm; Length 15 1/2  in., 39.4 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. © Sotheby's shown standing forward, its neck arched and head raised up, eyes wide open, with manes and tufts of hair combed, with bedding and bags of provisions tied and slung between the two humps; together with a painted pottery horse head and a head of a young attendant, Han dynasty (5). ... [Lire la suite]

15 juin 2019

A white-glazed ewer, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 8. A white-glazed ewer, Tang Dynasty (618-906); 19cm (7 1/2in) high. Sold for £ 2,500 (€ 2,806). © Bonhams The ovoid body rising from a gently tapering foot, a narrow spout set on the shoulder opposite the handle formed from three strands of clay tied together towards the flaring neck, the body covered with a white slip and a dark creamy glaze stopping above the foot. Provenance: Carl Kempe Collection, no.239 (label)Sotheby's London, 14 May 2008, lot 215. Illustrated: B.Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2019

A sancai-glazed 'duck' waterpot, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 3. A sancai-glazed 'duck' waterpot, Tang Dynasty (618-906); 9.8cm (3 7/8in) long. Sold for £ 1,250 (€ 1,403). © Bonhams The hollow vessel formed as a bird with raised head and bulging eyes flanking the stubby beak, the wings sweeping over each side of the pot streaked with brown glaze over the beak and wing tip, blue over the head and wings and green on the body, blue streaks also running into the creamy interior, box. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014  
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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