05 octobre 2021

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

Lot 826. A massive painted grey pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's 2021 The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base with the head turned slightly to the left. The head is sensitively modeled with alert expression and the ears pricked. There are extensive traces of red pigment and white slip on the unsaddled body. Property from the Collection of Frederick A.... [Lire la suite]

09 juin 2021

A grey pottery model of a roofed wellhead and a grey pottery bear-shaped lamp base, Han Dynasty

Lot 446. A grey pottery model of a roofed wellhead and a grey pottery bear-shaped lamp base, Han Dynasty. Sold for £ 828 (€ 965). © Bonhams The well-head of rectangular shape with a platform at the front, impressed with panels of figures, a goat, foliate and geometric designs, with four later wood supports and a simulated tiled roof, 24cm (9 1/2in) wide; the 'bear' vessel of domed form with a short cylindrical neck, carved in relief in the form of a seated bear, 16.5cm (6 1/2in) high.Published,Illustrated and Exhibited: Roger... [Lire la suite]
09 juin 2021

A pair of large grey pottery vases and covers, hu, and a pottery cocoon jar, Han Dynasty

  Lot 441. A pair of large grey pottery vases and covers, hu, and a pottery cocoon jar, Han Dynasty. Sold for £ 4,462 (€ 5,199). © Bonhams The grey vases each rising from a high, stepped foot to a large globular body and waisted neck with flaring rim, each applied with a pair of taotie-mask ring handles on the shoulders, and with three channelled bands across the body, with domed covers, the tallest, 56cm (22in) high; the cocoon jar of compressed ovoid shape and incised with vertical string bands, 38cm (15in) wide. ... [Lire la suite]
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12 janvier 2021

A grey pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386-534)

Lot 76. A grey pottery figure of an official, Northern Wei Dynasty (AD 386-534); 123⁄8 in. (32 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price Realised USD 5,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The tall, slender figure is shown with his head turned to the right and his right hand raised in front of his chest, lacquered softwood stand. Provenance: Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1981. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection. 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020
12 janvier 2021

A grey pottery owl-form vessel and cover, Han dynasty or later

Lot 77. A grey pottery owl-form vessel and cover, Han dynasty or later; 73⁄8 in. (18.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 600 - USD 800. Price Realised USD 875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020 The vessel is painted with feathers in black and raised on two small feet, and the cover forms the head with pricked ears. Provenance: Himiko Oriental Gallery, Stockholm, 1998. Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection. 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020  
30 avril 2020

A rare grey pottery arrow vase, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368)

Lot 226. A rare grey pottery arrow vase, Yuan dynasty (1279–1368); 20.4cm., 8in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's. of archaic form, the globular body rising from a splayed foot, with a tall cylindrical neck set to each side with solid lug handles, the body moulded with four chilong reserved against a ground of S-shaped spirals, below a key-fret border, the neck with two wide friezes of S-shaped spirals above a lappet band, the base... [Lire la suite]

28 mars 2020

A rare large painted grey pottery figure of a kowtowing court official, early Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century

Lot 2067. A rare large painted grey pottery figure of a kowtowing court official, early Tang dynasty, 7th-8th century; 23 in. (58.5 cm.) long. Estimate USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price Realized USD 125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The male courtier is well modeled in an unusual prostrate posture of obeisance with his head slightly raised above his clasped hands, which are pierced to hold a hu tablet. His face is finely modeled with life-like features set in an... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

Two grey pottery rectangular tomb bricks, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1251. Two grey pottery rectangular tomb bricks, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 36½ x 15¼ in. (92 x 38.7 cm.) and 38 x 14¼ (96.5 x 36.2 cm.). Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The first is of grey tone and impressed on either side in the center with five parallel rows of lozenge-shaped panels, each containing small raised bosses, set between two rows of rectangular panels, each containing a face or a single human figure, and all enclosed... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A painted grey pottery figure of an Earth spirit, Northern Wei dynasty, 4th-6th century

Lot 1160. A painted grey pottery figure of an Earth spirit, Northern Wei dynasty, 4th-6th century; Earth spirit 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high, two-headed creature 9 in. (23 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The mythical beast, with leonine head, taloned feet, spikey wings and three flame-like projections rising from the back, is shown seated on a U-shaped base as it opens its mouth in a warning roar. The dark grey body has traces of... [Lire la suite]
02 décembre 2019

A Pair of Painted Grey Pottery Figures of Earth Spirits, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 253. A Pair of Painted Grey Pottery Figures of Earth Spirits, Tang Dynasty (618-906); 26 and 23¼in. (66 and 59cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 44,650. © Christie's Image Limited Both shown seated with forelegs stiffly braced on the shaped base, one modeled with bearded human face, elephantine ears, a single horn in front of the twist of hair rising from the top of the head, and cloven hoofs, the other with leonine face below a pair of horns, with a crest at the... [Lire la suite]