07 avril 2022

A chestnut and straw-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

 Lot 1070. A chestnut and straw-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 21 in. (53.3 cm.) high. Price realised USD 9,450 (Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000). © Christie's 2022 The camel is well modeled and standing with head raised and mouth open in a bray, the hair on the front of the neck applied in small, well defined overlapping sections and covered with a straw glaze, while fine gouging indicates the hair on the humps, the body glazed a deep chestnut... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2022

Two rare sancai and blue-glazed pottery figures of equestrians, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1066. Two rare sancai and blue-glazed pottery figures of equestrians, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); The larger 15 in. (38.2 cm.) long. Price realised USD 7,560 (Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000). © Christie's 2022 The first equestrian is shown with hands held out as if to hold the reins and wearing a blue-glazed robe and a tall unglazed hat. The horse stands foursquare on a rectangular base and is covered with a cream glaze except for the mane which is highlighted with amber glaze.... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2022

A pair of large sancai-glazed pottery figures of officials, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1066. A pair of large sancai-glazed pottery figures of officials, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); Each 41 in. (104.1 cm.) high. Price realised USD 7,560 (Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000). © Christie's 2022 Each elegant figure is boldly modeled standing on a splash-glazed, pierced rock-form base with hands clasped in front of the chest within the narrow sleeves of an undergarment, wearing sancai-glazed breastplates over long tunics, cream-glazed trousers, and shoes with... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2022

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

Lot 1065. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse and a groom, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); The horse 19 in. (48.4 cm.) long. Price realised USD 7,560 (Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000). © Christie's 2022 The horse is modelled standing foursquare on a rectangular base with its head turned slightly to the left. The horse is covered with an amber glaze, and the saddle is covered with splashed green, cream and amber glazes. The groom is shown wearing a long, amber-glazed robe, and his... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2022

A rare and unusual sancai-glazed pottery equestrian, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1063. A rare and unusual sancai-glazed pottery equestrian, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 14 3⁄4 in. (37.5 cm.) high. Price realised USD 35,280 (Estimate USD 18,000 – USD 25,000). © Christie's 2022 Modeled as a courtier, the rider wears a headdress and green tunic and sits astride his steed with hands curled as if grasping reins. The horse stands foursquare on a rectangular base with head turned slightly to the left and is splash-glazed in green, amber, and straw tones. Property From The... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2022

A large sancai-glazed pottery tripod censer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1062. A large sancai-glazed pottery tripod censer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 8 3⁄4 in. (22.4 cm.) diam. Price realised USD 8,190 (Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000). © Christie's 2022 The rounded body is raised on three paw feet and incised with double lines on the shoulder. The body is covered with irregular large splashes of green glaze surrounded by smaller splashes of amber glaze which streak unevenly below the amber-glazed, waisted neck and green-glazed rim. Property From The... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2022

A very well-modeled blue and sancai-glazed pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1059. A very well-modeled blue and sancai-glazed pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 18 1⁄8 in. (46 cm.) high, cloth box. Price realised USD 226,800 (Estimate USD 200,000 – USD 300,000). © Christie's 2022 The horse is shown standing four-square on a rectangular base with head harnessed and turned slightly to the left, with rakish forelock swept back beneath pricked ears. The back carries a heavily textured saddle blanket molded in imitation of fur and covered... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2022

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

Lot 1061. A large painted pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 21 1⁄4 in. (54.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 – USD 70,000. Price realised USD 75,600. © Christie's 2022 The lady is shown standing on a short base with the arms folded across the chest and concealed by the long sleeves of her robe, which falls in heavy folds to the base to reveal the right foot dressed in a flower-tipped slipper. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 25 November 1990. Note: This... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2022

A large well-modeled straw-glazed Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1051. A large well-modeled straw-glazed Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate USD 30,000 – USD 50,000. © Christie's 2022 The camel shown standing foursquare on a rectangular platform and supporting between its two humps bulging saddle bags on which a small monkey stands on all fours. Provenance: Galaxie Art (B. K. Wong), Hong Kong, 27 October 1989. Note: A similar camel with a monkey seated, rather than standing four-legged, on the bags supported on the camel’s back, in the... [Lire la suite]
27 février 2022

A very rare Xing oval quatrilobed dish, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1028. A very rare Xing oval quatrilobed dish, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 6 in. (15.2 cm.) long, cloth box. Estimate USD 7,000 – USD 9,000. Price realised USD 50,400. © Christie's 2022 The oval dish raised on a slightly splayed foot is potted with rounded, lobed sides and decorated in the center of the interior with a fish in relief. The dish is covered with a creamy white glaze.  Provenance: The J. M. Hu (1911-1995), Zande Lou Collection. Literature: Helen D. Ling and... [Lire la suite]