13 janvier 2021

An amber-glazed pottery ewer, Liao dynasty (907-1125) or later

Lot 88. An amber-glazed pottery ewer, Liao dynasty (907-1125) or later; 13 in. (33 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised USD 2,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The ewer is made in the shape of a leather pouch-form flask with finger-pinched, arched handle and cylindrical neck. Both sides of the body are decorated with a leafy flower blossom, all covered with a glaze of rich amber color. Property from the Lenora and Walter F. Brown Collection Provenance: Acquired in... [Lire la suite]

31 décembre 2019

An unusual amber-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618)

Lot 1268. An unusual amber-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618); 15½ (13.3 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The amber-glazed camel is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base, with mouth slightly open and head turned slightly to the right. The underside of the neck, top of the head, and upper portion of the forelegs are roughly textured to suggest thick hair. The back is laden with unglazed saddle bags centered... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A very rare and superbly modeled large amber-glazed pottery figure of a seated lion, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

   Lot 847. A very rare and superbly modeled large amber-glazed pottery figure of a seated lion, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 13 in. (28 cm.) high. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Price realised USD 75,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The powerful, seated lion is shown scratching its head with its left rear paw, and with a ribbon hung with a tassel tied around its broad chest. The body is covered with an amber glaze, the chest with a straw glaze and the curly mane and beard with a... [Lire la suite]
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]
28 août 2018

An amber-glazed pottery ewer, Liao dynasty, late 10th-11th century

Lot 1280. An amber-glazed pottery ewer, Liao dynasty, late 10th-11th century; 12 ½ in. (31.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 81,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 Two sides of the pear-shaped body are incised with a hare seated amidst plants, the two scenes separated by a tasseled rope strap applied below the spout on one side and the double-strap handle surmounted by a human head on the other side, all under a white slip and rich amber glaze that ends irregularly above the foot. ... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

An amber-glazed pottery goose-head rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 105. An amber-glazed pottery goose-head rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907). 5 1/8in (13.2cm) long. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€4,300 - 6,000). Sold for US$ 8,125 (€6,981). Photo: Bonhams. Of curved horn shape, the handle modeled in the form of a turned goose-head, the body molded with a pearl-ground between leaf motifs and raised scrolls, stand. Provenance: E. & J. Frankel, New York, 27 November 2001 Bonhams. ASIAN WORKS OF ART. 30 Oct 2017, 10:00 EDT, NEW YORK
23 mars 2015

A large amber-glazed pottery jar and a cover, hu, China, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 787. A large amber-glazed pottery jar and a cover, hu, China, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 20 ½ in. (52 cm.) high. Estimate $2,500 - $3,500. Price Realized $6,250. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 Imitating a bronze prototype, with bulbous body and flared neck rising to a deep rim, the sides molded with taotiemasks between triple line borders, covered overall with a deep amber glaze; the matched brown-glazed cover molded with figures, an elephant, an ox and a camel in a mountainous landscape, box ... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2015

An amber-glazed pottery vase, Liao dynasty

An amber-glazed pottery vase, Liao dynasty. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's. the elongated ovoid body rising to a tall flared rim, with double incised lines around the shoulder, the base and mid-section of the waisted neck, covered with a lustrous amber glaze pooling in the recesses and falling to an irregular line to just above the unglazed base and foot, Japanese wood box. Height 13 3/4  in., 35 cm Notes: The attenuated tall form is a classic Liao form; this type is generally... [Lire la suite]
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