23 août 2019

Christie's announces Asian Art Week

NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s announces Asian Art Week, a series of auctions, viewings, and events, from September 6-13. This season presents nine auctions—six live and three online—featuring over 1,000 lots spanning all epochs and categories of Asian Art from classical Chinese paintings, ceramics, jades, bronzes, and furniture, to impressive Tibetan gilt-bronzes and contemporary Indian painting. Featured this season are two impressive collection sales, Masterpieces of Early Chinese Gold and Silver and Chinese Art from The Art... [Lire la suite]

19 juillet 2019

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

Lot 3. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 20 1/8. in. (51.4 cm.) high. Estimate 10,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2017 The horse is powerfully modelled standing foursquare on a short rectangular plinth, with head turned slightly to the left. The body is covered in a rich amber glaze, the unglazed saddle is set on top of a similarly unglazed blanket, and the straps are moulded with foliate appliqués highlighted in green..  ... [Lire la suite]
29 mai 2019

Two miniature gilt-bronze figures of bodhisattvas, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 2715. Two miniature gilt-bronze figures of bodhisattvas, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 2 ¼ in. (5.6 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 180,000 - HKD 250,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Both figures are modelled seated with one knee bent upwards above a double-lotus pedestal, one bodhisattva holding a precious vase in his left hand, the other holding a willow twig in his right hand, Japanese wood box. Provenance: Idemitsu Museum of Art, Tokyo, acquired prior... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1616. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 16 ½ in. (41.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The horse is shown standing on a slab base with ears pricked and head turned slightly to the left, and is covered with a pale cream glaze, the mane and tail with amber glaze. The harness is hung with green-glazed tassels, and the saddle cloth is washed with vermilion pigment, wood stand.  Provenance: Cincinnati Museum... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

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

Lot 1614. A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 22 in. (55.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The horse is shown standing on a slab base with ears pricked and head turned slightly to the left, and is covered with a pale cream glaze, the mane and tail with amber glaze. The harness is hung with green-glazed tassels, and the saddle cloth is washed with vermilion pigment.  Provenance: Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, 8... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2019

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

Lot 1613. A painted pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 19 ½ in. (49.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The spirited horse is shown standing on a rectangular base with right foreleg raised, mouth open and ears pricked. The body is caparisoned with a cloth-tied saddle and molded foliate appliqués, softwood stand.  Provenance: Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Herzman Collection, New York.Sotheby's New York, 4 December 1985, lot 117,... [Lire la suite]

23 février 2019

A silvery bronze 'Lion and Grapewine' mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1015. A silvery bronze 'Lion and Grapewine' mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 68,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014 The mirror is crisply cast with a central knob formed as a crouching animal surrounded by six lions frolicking amidst fruiting grapevine that continues over a raised edge into the outer field where six further lions alternate with birds shown from various angles, all below a band of small detached... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

A silvery bronze octalobed mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1013. A silvery bronze octalobed mirror, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 4¾ in. (12 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price Realized USD 11,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014  The central animal-form knop is surrounded by four mandarin ducks, two in flight, alternating with flower sprigs, below alternating clouds and flower sprigs within the lobes of the rim, wood box. Provenance: Acquired in Hawaii, 4 April 1989. Note: This mirror would have been an appropriate wedding gift, as... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

A large sancai and blue-glazed pottery figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 724. A large sancai and blue-glazed pottery figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 29 3/8 in. (74.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 143,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014 The guardian is modeled standing on top of a demon with flailing arms, with his head turned to the left, the right hand raised to hold a weapon and the left hand on the hip. He is dressed in elaborate armor covered in blue, amber, green and cream glazes, and his unglazed face is modeled with a ferocious expression. ... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

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

Lot 720. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 14½ in. (36.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The figure is shown wearing a shawl draped around her shoulders that falls in long folds over her clasped hands. The delicate features of her face are detailed in black and red pigment, and her hair is pulled up in a tall coiffure. Provenance: Acquired in Tokyo, Japan, March 1997. Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND... [Lire la suite]