09 mars 2019

A rare molded green-glazed pottery jar, late Tang-Liao dynasty

Lot 121. A rare molded green-glazed pottery jar, late Tang-Liao dynasty. Height 4 5/8  in., 11.8 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 25,000 USD. Lot Sold 75,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. superbly modeled, the ovoid form rising from a short splayed foot to a flat shoulder incised with a band of s-curves, surmounted by a narrow lipped rim, a row of molded petal-form lappets applied below the shoulder, each centering a floral spray, the body applied with twelve teardrop-shaped medallions of geometric... [Lire la suite]

04 mars 2019

A rare and large bronze and green-glazed pottery ‘Money tree’, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-3nd century AD

  Lot 1605. A rare and large bronze and green-glazed pottery ‘Money tree’, Eastern Han dynasty, 1st-3nd century AD;48 in. (122 cm.) high. Estimate USD 100,000 - USD 150,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The green-glazed reddish pottery base is molded in the form of two beasts crouching on top of one another, supporting a cylinder into which fits the slender trunk of the bronze tree, which is fitted with four tiers of flat openwork plaques forming the main branches emanating from the central rod. The branches... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A green-glazed pottery model of a well head, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1283. A green-glazed pottery model of a well head, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 10 in. (25.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Modeled as a deep well applied with a water jug on one side of the rim adjacent to the tall arch, where two birds rest on either side below a third sitting on the pulley housing, covered all over in a green glaze. Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in 2000.Bareiss collection.  Note: The... [Lire la suite]
25 décembre 2018

A molded green-glazed pottery dish, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 1360. A molded green-glazed pottery dish, Liao dynasty (907-1125). Diameter 5 7/8  in., 14.8 cm. Estimate $3,000 - $4,000. Sold: $11,875. © Sotheby's of quadrilobed form, the shallow rounded sides rising from a flat base, molded to the interior with a central floral roundel surrounded by four stylized leaves, the cavetto with alternating diaper patterns, covered overall with a green glaze, the base with three spur marks. Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 18 March... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

An unusual small green-glazed pottery 'pilgrim's' flask, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1278. An unusual small green-glazed pottery 'pilgrim's' flask, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 6 in. (15.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The flask, of oval section, has pierced leaf-shaped handles on the shoulders, and is molded in high relief on each side with a frolicking monkey holding a bottle and a cup between two flower heads and within a border of bosses that conforms to the shape of the vessel, all under a thin glaze of green color, cloth box. ... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2018

A massive green-glazed pottery horse, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 35. A massive green-glazed pottery horse, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 52 in. (132 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 100,000 (USD 83,700 - USD 139,500). Price realised GBP 68,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The equine is of impressive proportions, and is modelled standing foursquare with its tail lifted in an elegant curve. The well-built body is supported on sturdy legs and the thick neck curves to support a well-defined head with bulging eyes, flared nostrils, ears pricked up, and... [Lire la suite]

18 novembre 2017

A green-glazed pottery duck, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 302. A green-glazed pottery duck, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). 23.5 cm, 9 1/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot Sold 81,250 HKD (8,733 EUR) Photo: Sotheby's. standing on an oval base with its head facing forward, detailed with almond-shaped eyes and a long beak, covered overall with a pale greenish glaze with a lustrous sheen. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of... [Lire la suite]
17 novembre 2017

A green-glazed pottery vase, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 301. A green-glazed pottery vase, hu, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). 15.9 cm, 6 1/4  in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 HKD. Lot Sold 15,000 HKD (1,612 EUR). Photo: Sotheby's. the baluster body decorated with horizontal fillets in relief and supported on three rod-shaped spurs, covered overall in a lustrous greenish glaze with a golden sheen. Provenance: Collection of T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), and thence by descent in the family. Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the... [Lire la suite]
28 octobre 2017

A green-glazed pottery kundika, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 95. A green-glazed pottery kundika, Tang dynasty (618-907). 10in (25.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,700 - 2,600). Sold for US$ 5,625 (€4,833). Photo: Bonhams. The globular body surmounted by a tall waisted neck, collared by a flange surrounding the tapered tubular mouth, the shoulder set with an upright spout with cupped mouth, covered overall in a dark-green glaze stopping above the splayed foot to reveal the pink body with traces of slip. Provenance: Vallin Galleries LLC, Connecticut,... [Lire la suite]
03 mars 2017

A green-glazed pottery model of a well, Han dynasty

Lot 2133. A green-glazed pottery model of a well, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate US$ 2,500 - 4,000 (€2,400 - 3,800). Photo: Bonhams. Modeled in cylindrical form, the wide rim set with a water jar on one side adjacent to one end of the tall arch, surmounted by the roofed pulley housing, flanked by a pair of downward facing dragon heads, all beneath an iridescent green glaze, Japanese wood box. 15in (38cm) high Provenance: Mayuyama & Co., Tokyo, prior to December 1950 Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS OF... [Lire la suite]