10 septembre 2021

Chinese Ceramics from the Junkunc Collection at Christie's New York, 23-24 september 2021

 Stephen Junkunc, III, circa 1930. Stephen Junkunc, III ranks amongst the most renowned collectors of Chinese ceramics and works of art, and is known for collecting a wide breadth of works of the highest standards of quality. At its height, his collection comprised over two-thousand examples of porcelain, jade, bronzes, Buddhist sculpture and paintings, and included two examples of the legendary Ru ware, of which only eighty-seven examples are known in the world. A superb Ru dish from... [Lire la suite]

09 septembre 2021

Chinese Sculpture from the Junkunc Collection at Christie's New York, 23-24 september 2021

 Stephen Junkunc, III, circa 1930. Stephen Junkunc, III ranks amongst the most renowned collectors of Chinese ceramics and works of art, and is known for collecting a wide breadth of works of the highest standards of quality. At its height, his collection comprised over two-thousand examples of porcelain, jade, bronzes, Buddhist sculpture and paintings, and included two examples of the legendary Ru ware, of which only eighty-seven examples are known in the world. A superb Ru dish from... [Lire la suite]
08 septembre 2021

Two Extraordinary Tang Silver Vessels Formerly in the Renowned Collection of Carl Kempe at Christie's NY, 23-24 september 2021

Made during the Tang dynasty (618–907) for a client of elevated stature, perhaps even for a member of the imperial court, these handsome vessels of hammered silver—a bowl and a dish—were formerly a part of the famous collection assembled by renowned Swedish collector Carl Kempe (1884–1967) and thus claim a distinguished, even enviable, provenance. The vessels were ultimately inspired by luxury goods crafted in precious metals that were reaching Chang’an (modern Xi’an), the Tang capital, from ancient Iran via the fabled Silk Route,... [Lire la suite]
28 février 2021

A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 880. A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 30 ½ in. (77.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The cream-glazed horse is shown standing foursquare on an arched rectangular base with head raised, mouth open and ears pricked either side of the flared forelock which, like the long mane, was separately made and is carved with deep lines. A long cloth textured in imitation of fur is draped over the saddle, and... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2021

A massive sancai-glazed pottery figure of a striding Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 881. A massive sancai-glazed pottery figure of a striding Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021 The camel is shown striding, with the mane, tail, and two humps highlighted in amber glaze. The head arches strongly upwards with the mouth agape revealing long pointed teeth and the tongue. The camel’s back is fitted with a cloth decorated with diamond pattern and with tufted fur border. Provenance: Hung... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2021

A large painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 83. A large painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 201⁄4 in. (51 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The horse is shown standing on a rectangular platform with right leg raised, the mouth open and the head turned slightly to the left. The body is caparisoned with a cloth-tied saddle. Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd., London, 19 July 1985. Literature: Spink & Son Ltd., Octagon, Vol.... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2021

A painted pottery of an official, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 82. A painted pottery of an official, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 161⁄8 in. (41 cm.) high. Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 2,000. Price Realised USD 2,125. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The figure is shown standing on a low base with his hands clasped in front of his chest, and wearing an official’s hat. Provenance: Frank Caro, New York, 29 August 1961.Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York.Acquired from the above in 1974. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the... [Lire la suite]
12 janvier 2021

A painted pottery of a lady, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 80. A painted pottery of a lady, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 173⁄8 in. (44.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price Realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The court lady with an elaborate coiffure is shown standing with both hands held before her chest, and wearing a long robe that exposes the tips of her shoes. Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York, 1988. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection. 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020
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28 octobre 2020

An inscribed Xing white-glazed foliate-rim dish, Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), Ying mark

Lot 244. An inscribed Xing white-glazed foliate-rim dish, Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), Ying mark; 13.5 cm. (5 1/4 in.) diam. Price estimate: HKD: 100,000 - 150,000 (USD: 12,900 - 19,400). Auction Result: HKD: 118,000. © 2020 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art: Part I, 2020 Autumn Auctions
28 octobre 2020

A black and white-glazed bowl, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 240. A black and white-glazed bowl, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 17 cm. (6 5/8 in.) diam. Price estimate: HKD: 30,000 - 50,000 (USD: 3,900 - 6,500). Auction Result: HKD: 92,040. © 2020 China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in the 1990s. China Guardian (HK) Auctions Co., Ltd. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art: Part I, 2020 Autumn Auctions