19 juillet 2019

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

Lot 4. A large painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 20 in. (50.8 cm.) high. Estimate 15,000 - GBP 25,000. Price realised GBP 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2017 The horse is naturalistically modelled with the right leg raised, the mouth open and the head turned slightly to the left. The saddle has a tasselled saddle cloth, decorated in shades of red and green with swirling patterns. Provenance: Private European Collection, The Netherlands, prior to 17 July 1996. Note: The result... [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]
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]
09 juillet 2019

A 'sancai'-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 81. A 'sancai'-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-906). Height 24 3/8  in., 62 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 50,000 USD. © Sotheby's standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth, the well-modeled horse with its head turned slightly leftwards, bearing a docile expression, covered overall in a cream-colored glaze with vivid green splashes along the body and hooves. Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd, London, 4th January 1972. ... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2019

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

Lot 720. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 22 in. (55.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. Price realised USD 149,000. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014. The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base with its head gently turned to the right and ears pricked forward. The saddle and halter are glazed in green and the body is covered with a rich amber glaze which runs down the legs, darkening to a deep brown. The mane and forelock are highlighted in a straw glaze, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
24 janvier 2019

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

Lot 180. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 21 in., 53.3 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 43,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's 2014. well-modeled, standing foursquare on a flat base, the head slightly lowered and turned leftward with crisply modeled features including large round eyes, open mouth and flared nostrils, the mane of neatly grooved strands of alternating cream and amber glaze, the body, amber-glazed, ornamented with tassel-hung harness... [Lire la suite]

14 janvier 2019

A rare large carved and painted wood figure of a horse, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1297. A rare large carved and painted wood figure of a horse, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 34 in. (86.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 60,000 - USD 80,000. Price realised USD 98,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Portrayed in mid-stride, the body carved from a single log with separately attached legs, tail, neck and head, all connected with wood dowels, the narrow head carved with sensitive eyes, pricked ears and open mouth, accented with red and black pigments, the legs with black-highlighted... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2019

A large painted grey pottery figure of a horse, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 9) 

Lot 1305. A large painted grey pottery figure of a horse, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 9); 23 in. (58.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Shown standing foursquare with head facing forward, the head modeled with flat cheeks, prominent brows and slightly open mouth, the ears alertly pricked, with separate socketed tail, covered overall with brick-red pigment. Provenance: In the United States prior to 1987.Greenwald Collection... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2019

A large Japanese Haniwa figure of a horse, late Kofun period, circa 6th century

Lot 454. A large Japanese Haniwa figure of a horse, late Kofun period, circa 6th century; height 29 3/4 in. 75.5 cm. Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's. of low-fired red clay, standing four-square on long columnar legs, the face directed forward and equipped in cheek guards and a bridle affixed by the upright ears, the reigns draped across the thick neck fringed by a cropped mane, a saddle with a sharply defined upright horn and cantle and secured by a breast collar patterned with zigzags,... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2019

A small Chinese silver figure of a horse, 17th-18th century or earlier

Lot 1221. A small Chinese silver figure of a horse, 17th-18th century or earlier; 4¼ in. (10.9 cm.) long. Estimate $6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realised $9,375. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Partially hollow cast standing foursquare with head facing forward and ears pricked, with hair markings scored on the long tail and on the segmented mane that falls on either side of the neck, with a small opening in the belly, some malachite encrustation. Provenance: Frank Caro, New York, prior to 1977.  ... [Lire la suite]