09 juillet 2019

A painted gray pottery camel, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 78. A painted gray pottery camel, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 18 in., 45.7 cm; Length 15 1/2  in., 39.4 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. © Sotheby's shown standing forward, its neck arched and head raised up, eyes wide open, with manes and tufts of hair combed, with bedding and bags of provisions tied and slung between the two humps; together with a painted pottery horse head and a head of a young attendant, Han dynasty (5). ... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2019

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

Lot 654. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a camel, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 20 7/8  in., 53 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled standing four square atop a rectangular base, the spirited animal with its neck reared back, the raised head detailed with large rounded eyes and flared nostrils, the body liberally splashed in amber and green glaze tearing over the creamy-white ground. Provenance: C.T. Loo, New York, 1940s-50s.Collection of Marjorie (1917-2014) and... [Lire la suite]
23 février 2019

Extraordinary collection of Chinese tomb sculpture opens at the Bruce Museum

GREENWICH, CONN.- A new exhibition opened at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, that showcases the extraordinary collection of Chinese tomb sculpture in the Fred and Jane Brooks Collection of the Bruce Museum. Featuring dozens of rare and delicate terra cotta figurines, painted and glazed ceramics, and other antiquities, Buried Treasures of the Silk Road is on view in the Museum’s Arcade Gallery through June 2, 2019. During the period of peace and prosperity of the Han Dynasty (206BCE – 220CE), considered the... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2018

Tang dynasty's ceramics from a private English collection at Christie's London, 15 May 2018

Tang dynasty's ceramics from a private English collection at Christie's London, 15 May 2018 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Lot 31. A sancai-glazed blue-splashed pottery jar, Tang dynasty (618-907); 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,975 - USD 11,160). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The jar is decorated to the exterior with a thin cream-coloured glaze splashed with blue and green streaks starting from the rim and falling down towards the foot to expose the... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2017

Ancient Tomb of Chinese General and Princess Filled with Figurines

An inscription found in the tomb says that Zhao Xin and his wife Princess Née Liu were buried together in the tomb on Mar. 18, 564 A.D. The couple are seen here, still together after 1,500 years. Credit: Photo courtesy Chinese Cultural Relics The tomb of a general and his princess wife buried on March 18, in the year 564, has been discovered in China. The ancient tomb, which contained the couple's skeletons, was also filled with figurines, said the archaeologists who described the findings recently in the journal Chinese... [Lire la suite]
03 janvier 2017

Camel, China, early 8th century, Tang dynasty

Camel, China, early 8th century, Tang dynasty. Earthenware with tri-color glaze, height: 24.25 in, 61.59 cm; width: 17.25 in, 43.81 cm. Museum purchase with funds from Collectors' Choice 1982, 1983.243 © Denver Art Museum Symbolic of the great desert caravans along the Silk Road, glazed earthenware camels were often placed in the tombs of wealthy Chinese merchants.
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01 décembre 2016

A magnificent sancai-glazed camel and a foreign attendant, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 3305. A magnificent sancai-glazed camel and a foreign attendant, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate HKD 3,800,000 - HKD 5,000,000 (USD 492,129 - USD 647,538). Price Realised HKD 4,620,000 (USD 598,418). Photo Christie's Images Ltd 2016. The amber-glazed camel is naturalistically shown striding, with the mane, tail, and two humps highlighted in cream glaze. The head arches strongly upwards with the mouth agape revealing long pointed teeth and tongue. The camel’s back is laden with a bulging sack moulded on... [Lire la suite]
17 septembre 2016

A white-glazed figure of a camel, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 1. A white-glazed figure of a camel, Sui dynasty (581-618); 18 1/2 in (47 cm.) high. Estimate: HKD 70,000 - HKD 150,000. Price realised HKD 112,500. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016. The base is unglazed revealing the buff ware, box Provenance: Acquired in Taipei on 8 January 1990 Property from the Dexinshuwu Collection. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 October 2016, Hong Kong
09 août 2014

Some famous Baroque Pearls

Flemish manufacture. Pendant depicting Hercules, gold, enamel and pearl, Scaramazza, 16th century,via Christie"s Geneva Flemish manufacture. Pendant in the form of a marine animal in gold, enamel, precious pearl piettre, Scaramazza, 16th century, via Christie"s Geneva. "The Canning Jewel". Flemish manufacture. Gold, precious stones, pearl Scaramazza from 16th century, Victoria and Albert Museum, London © Victoria Albert Museum. Dutch Manufacture, 16th century, gold and enamel pendant with baroque pearl in the form of a... [Lire la suite]
04 mars 2014

A major gift of Chinese antiquities given to the Bruce Museum by Fred and Jane Brooks

Lokapala, Tang Dynasty, 618-906, Sancai glazed pottery, 35 ½ x 15 x 7, Gift of Fred and Jane Brooks, Bruce Museum Collection, 2013.15.01 GREENWICH, CONN.- The Bruce Museum of Greenwich Connecticut announced the gift of six Tang Dynasty ceramics from the collection of Fred and Jane Brooks of Greenwich. This generous gift and the promise of additional donations from the collection establish the Bruce as an important center for the collecting and study of Chinese antiquities.  Highlights of the gift include a dramatically... [Lire la suite]