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]

19 mars 2018

A magnificent sancai-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel and a foreign groom, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 704. A magnificent sancai-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel and a foreign groom, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Camel 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high; groom 24 ¼ in. (61.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 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 the tongue. The camel’s back is laden with a... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

An unusual painted grey pottery figure of a foreign groom, Tang dynasty (618-907)

An unusual painted grey pottery figure of a foreign groom, Tang dynasty (618-907). © Christie's Image 2003 The corpulent foreigner standing with legs braced and hands positioned to hold a lead rope, wearing a fur-lined coat with open collar and left sleeve pushed up to the elbow, and a soft cloth cap, his face well modelled with fleshy features and prominent brows, with traces of dark brown, red, pinkish beige and black pigment and white slip - 16¼in. (41.3cm.) high - Lot 203. Estimate $5,000 -... [Lire la suite]