27 juin 2020

Chinese ceramics sold at Sotheby's New York, 24 June 2020

  Lot 839. A Jizhou 'papercut' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 4¼ in., 10.8 cm. Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London, 1950. Collection of Dr Hugh Swire (d. 1976). Bonhams London, 7th November 2005, lot 6. Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019), and thence by descent. Lot 840. A purple-splashed 'Jun' bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368). Diameter 7½ in., 19 cm. Estimate:... [Lire la suite]

23 mai 2020

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

Lot 3223. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 21 ¼ in. (54 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the body glazed in rich amber, the mane covered in a cream glaze, the bridle largely unglazed, and the straps molded with foliate appliqués highlighted in green. Provenance: Private collection, in California by 1995. ... [Lire la suite]
21 avril 2020

A rare pair of gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel horses, 18th century

Lot 52. A rare pair of gilt-bronze and cloisonné enamel horses, 18th century. Each 10.5cm (4 1/8in) high. Estimate: 80,000 - 120,000 HKD. Sold for HK$ 125,000 (€ 14,883). Photo Bonhams. Each enamelled in white with black spots over the entire body, encircled by a tasselled trapping suspending bells, the back draped with a colourful saddle and saddle blanket in blue, yellow and red enamels, the head with a blue bridle, gilt wire reins, and a loose bell beneath the neck.  Note: Cloisonné enamel... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A chestnut and straw-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1166. A chestnut and straw-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 19 7/8 in. (50.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The horse has a hogged mane and is shown standing on a rectangular base with head turned slightly to the left and ears laid flat. The body is covered with a yellowish straw glaze heavily streaked in chestnut, while the unglazed cloth-covered saddle and saddle blanket show traces... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A straw and amber-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1432. A straw and amber-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 20½ in (52 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base with head tilted slightly to the left and ears pricked. The body is covered with a yellowish-green straw glaze and the trappings are in amber glaze that drains down onto the legs. The unglazed saddle cloth is painted orangy red and the... [Lire la suite]
31 décembre 2019

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

Lot 1269. A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 19 in. (48.2 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The powerful horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth with head turned slightly to the left and mouth open. The head is well detailed with slightly flared nostrils and expressive eyes set below a split forelock and pricked ears. The muscular neck is emphasized by the hogged mane. The unglazed saddle is... [Lire la suite]

13 décembre 2019

Two polychrome pottery horses, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 172. Two polychrome pottery horses, Tang dynasty (618-907). Hauteurs: circa 53 cm. (20 7/8 in.). Estimate 25,000 - EUR 30,000. Price realised EUR 31,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 Tous deux sont représentés debout dans une attitude de marche, le cou tendu, la tête tournée sur le côté. La bouche est légèrement ouverte laissant apparaître les dents, les yeux sont proéminents et les oreilles dressées. Une selle amovible est placée sur leur dos. La queue tressée est agrémentée d'un... [Lire la suite]
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13 octobre 2019

A large brown and green-glazed pottery figure of a horse and a carriage, the pottery horse Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 5. A large brown and green-glazed pottery figure of a horse and a carriage, the pottery horse Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), the carriage and fittings probably later; 46 ½ in. (118 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 74,700 - USD 99,600). Price realised GBP 52,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The horse is shown standing foursquare with head facing forward, its ears pricked, nostrils flared and teeth bared, covered overall with glazes of green and brown tones with details of... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2019

A large brown and green-glazed pottery figure of a horse and a carriage, the pottery horse Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 5. A large brown and green-glazed pottery figure of a horse and a carriage, the pottery horse Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), the carriage and fittings probably later; 46 ½ in. (118 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 60,000 - GBP 80,000 (USD 74,700 - USD 99,600). © Christie's Image Ltd 2019 The horse is shown standing foursquare with head facing forward, its ears pricked, nostrils flared and teeth bared, covered overall with glazes of green and brown tones with details of hair picked out in black. The... [Lire la suite]
29 août 2019

Tang dynasty Ceramics at Christie's New York, 13 September 2019

Lot 833. A massive painted grey pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high. Estimate 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. 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. and Sharon L. Klingenstein.  ... [Lire la suite]