23 mai 2020

A superb and very rare painted and sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrian hunter, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 3228. A superb and very rare painted and sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrian hunter, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 15 ¼ in. (38.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 197,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The rider is exquisitely potted with hands positioned to hold reins, and wearing an amber-glazed coat with turquoise lapels applied at each corner with a rounded button. His face is cold painted with a beard and facial details below the black cloth cap.... [Lire la suite]

23 mai 2020

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

Lot 3225. A rare large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 16 in. (40.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 221,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The horse is superbly modeled standing with the head turned slightly to the left, the ears pricked and the mouth open, and is glazed predominantly in chestnut with a cream-colored blaze running from the poll to the muzzle and with a further large cream splash on the... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2020

A rare painted grey pottery figure of a foreign groom, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 3224. A rare painted grey pottery figure of a foreign groom, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 16 in. (40.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Depicting a foreigner, the figure is well modeled standing in a dynamic pose on a shaped base, with the body twisted to the left and head turned sharply to the right, and his hands positioned as if pulling on reins. His face is modeled with a textured beard, open mouth beneath a mustache,... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2020

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

Lot 3223. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 21 ¼ in. (54 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the body glazed in rich amber, the mane covered in a cream glaze, the bridle largely unglazed, and the straps molded with foliate appliqués highlighted in green. Provenance: Private collection, in California by 1995. ... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A small gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 2048. A  small gilt-bronze figure of Buddha, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 5½ in. (14 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The figure is shown standing on a stepped base raised on a rectangular, four-legged plinth, holding a globular bowl in the right hand and with the left hand raised to the shoulder. The figure is wearing simple, diaphanous robes, and the head is framed by the open center of the... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2020

A rare blue, amber and cream-glazed tripod censer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 2077. A  rare blue, amber and cream-glazed tripod censer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 8½ in. (21.6 cm.) wide. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price Realized USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The compressed globular body is raised on three lion paw supports and is covered with a cream glaze streaked in blue and amber that falls from between the four blue-glazed, molded appliques on the shoulder to also cover the four leaping mythical beasts applied to the sides. The... [Lire la suite]
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28 mars 2020

A green-glazed pottery jar and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 2072. A  green-glazed pottery jar and cover, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 6 1/8 in. (15.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The jar has a slightly compressed, globular body, surmounted by a stepped neck and widely-flaring rim. The cover has an everted rim and convex center from which rises the bud-form finial. Both jar and cover are covered in a bright green glaze, stand, box. Provenance: T.Y. King &... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

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

Lot 2071. A  large and finely modeled sancai-glazed pottery figure of a Ferghana horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 28 in. (71 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price Realized USD 365,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth with its head turned slightly to the left and mouth open. Its striated forelock is swept back beneath the pricked ears and the long segmented mane, attractively glazed in streaks of green,... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

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

Lot 2069. A  well-modeled sancai-glazed pottery figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 36½ in. (92.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price Realized USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The guardian is shown standing on top of a recumbent ox, with his head turned to the right, his right hand placed on his hip and his left hand raised to hold a weapon. His unglazed face is painted with red to accent the fierce expression and topped with radiating... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

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

Lot 2070. A  large painted red pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 25 7/8 in. (85.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 50,000 - USD 80,000. Price Realized USD 47,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The elegant figure stands on a flat, shaped base, with head turned slightly to the side and hands positioned within her long sleeves as if to hold an offering. Her long robes fall in heavy folds that emphasize the graceful sway of her body, and trail in a fan shape in... [Lire la suite]