14 février 2018

A large painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty, 8th century

Lot 1119. A large painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty, 8th century; 17 in. (43 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The figure is powerfully modeled with right leg raised, the mouth open, the head turned slightly to the left, the tail braided, the mane dentilated and the saddle cloth tasseled. .  Provenance: Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York, before 1992.   Literature: J. C.... [Lire la suite]

09 janvier 2018

An archaic bronze horse, Han dynasty

Lot 49. An archaic bronze horse, Han dynasty; 8.2cm., 3 1/4 in., together with an archaic bronze ‘bird’ belthook, Han dynasty, and an Ordos bronze plaque. Estimate 1,500 — 2,000 GBP. Lot sold 10,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby's. cast standing with one foreleg extended forward, detailed with geometric patterns, wood stand, Japanese wood box; together with an archaic bronze ‘bird’ belthook, Han dynasty, wood stand and an Ordos bronze plaque, Japanese wood boxes. Quantité: 8 ... [Lire la suite]
11 mai 2017

Sotheby's London sales of Chinese art total £6.5 Million

Lot 138. A Magnificent and Extremely Rare Large Carved Cinnabar Lacquer Dish, Late Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 44.5cm. Est. £400,000-600,000 / HK$3,860,000-5,790,000. Sold for £1,568,750 / US$2,035,453 / HK$15,876,533. Photo: Sotheby's LONDON.- Sotheby’s May series of Chinese art sales in London concluded today having realised a combined total of £6,537,125 / US$8,481,920 / HK$66,158,976 – a sum in excess of the pre-sale estimate of £3.4-5 million. A selection of ceramics and works of art across the... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2017

Xu Beihong (1895-1953), Horse, 1942

Lot 2075. Xu Beihong (1895-1953), Horse, 1942. Hanging scroll, ink and color on paper, inscribed and signed by the artist, dated renwu (1942), dedicated to Fengzi, with two artist's seals reading Xu and Beihong zhi hua. 27 5/8 x 20in (70.3 x 50.6cm). Rstimate USD 80,000 ~ 120,000. Sold for US$ 87,500 (€81,003). Photo: Bonhams. Note: Xu Beihong has dedicated the painting to Lü Fengzi (1886-1959) (呂鳳子), his teacher and fellow artist. In addition to being in... [Lire la suite]
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02 novembre 2016

A sancai-glazed pottery horse, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 287. A sancai-glazed pottery horse, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  standing foursquare on a rectangular base with the head raised, ears pricked and held slightly to the left, the body with streaky ochre and cream glazes, the breast, crupper and halter straps in ochre hung with green foliate-shaped plaques, the saddle, saddle blanket, hooves and base unglazed, wood stand. Quantité: 2 - 49.5 cm, 19 1/2  in.. Provenance: Asahi... [Lire la suite]
04 octobre 2016

A rare carved wood figure of a horse, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 1444. A rare carved wood figure of a horse, Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Price Realised  USD 6,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2011. Portrayed standing with head facing forward, the body carved from a single section with separately attached legs, tail and neck, the narrow head carved with sensitive eyes, pricked ears and mouth open in a whinny; 9½ in. (24.1 cm.) long  Provenance: Sotheby's, New York, 6 December 1989, lot 66.  Note: A similar, although much larger (86.4 cm.), Han dynasty... [Lire la suite]
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25 août 2016

Middle Eastern Art & Chinese ceramics lead Skinner's Asian Works of Art Auction

Lot 387. Cinnabar Vase, detail, China, 18th-19th century. Estimate $3,000-5,000. Photo Skinner. BOSTON, MASS.- Skinner, Inc. will present an Asian Works of Art auction of over 700 lots on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 11AM, coinciding with Asia week auctions in New York City. The auction features several important private collections, including early Middle Eastern ceramics and manuscripts, tomb pottery from the Han and Tang periods, and an exceptional collection of early monochrome miniature ceramics from the Tang... [Lire la suite]
26 mai 2016

First exhibition in Australia to focus on the art of the Tang Empire on view in Sydney

  "Tang: treasures from the Silk Road capital" SYDNEY.- The Art Gallery of New South Wales is presenting Tang: treasures from the Silk Road capital, the first exhibition in Australia to focus on the art of the Tang Empire. Tang: treasures from the Silk Road capital features a wondrous array of rare gold, silver and glass artefacts as well as ceramics, sculptures and mural paintings from the Tang Empire, many of which are national treasures of China and attesting to their great cultural significance. Some of the... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2016

Horse, Northern Wei dynasty, 400 - 500

Horse, Northern Wei dynasty, 400 - 500, tomb figure, terracotta, h 23.3cm × w 21.0cm × d 18.3cm. AK-MAK-533. On loan from the Vereniging van Vrienden der Aziatische Kunst, 1972. Rijksmusem, Amsterdam. Caparisoned horse; traces of polychrome. In ancient China, oxcarts were vehicles used by wealthy people. Model carts found in tombs formed part of the representation of the deceased’s daily life. The horse is several centuries older and has a small, finely modelled head characteristic of the period. The blanket... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2016

Han Dynasty Horse Highlights Cheshire Fair - UK

Chinese Han Dynasty earthenware model of a horse. Price £3,250 at Cooper Events. A 2000-year-old Chinese earthenware model of a horse from the tomb of a wealthy Chinese ruler will be a major attraction when it goes on sale at The Tatton Park Antiques, Decorative & Art Fair from 8th - 10th January. Dating from between 206BC - 220AD, the horse originates from the Chinese Han Dynasty and is a large example of its type at 62cm high. It belongs to dealer Paul Burnett from Bristol who sells antiquities amongst his... [Lire la suite]
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