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]

29 août 2019

Tang dynasty Ceramics at Bonhams New York, 9 September 2019

Lot 854. A sancai glazed pottery figure of a camel, Tang dynasty (618-907); 15in (38.1cm) high. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€ 7,200 - 11,000). Courtesy Bonhams. Finely modelled standing on a rectangular plinth, depicted with braying head, two humps and saddle, covered all over in a straw color glaze attractively accented with amber and camellia-leaf green.  The dating of this lot is consistent with the results of an Oxford Authentication Thermoluminescence test, sample C202b32, dated 28 January... [Lire la suite]
18 août 2019

Back on Tang dynasty ceramics sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008

Lot 510. An amber and straw-glazed painted pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 14 in. (35.6 cm.) long. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008. Standing foursquare with head turned slightly to the left, the pricked ears, mane and tip of the tail covered in an amber glaze running down the crisply modeled face and muscular neck, the body covered in a transparent straw glaze, the saddle with orange pigment and the saddle blanket left... [Lire la suite]
14 juin 2019

Early Picture of a Dog on a Lead From the collection of Desmond Morris offered at Bonhams

Lot 2. A large Persian pottery bowl, Circa late 3rd-late 2nd Millennium B.C.; 18cm high, 23.5cm diam. Estimate £ 20,000 - 30,000 (€ 22,000 - 34,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019 One of the first known depictions of a dog on a lead is being offered at Bonhams' Antiquities Sale at New Bond Street on Wednesday 3 July. It is painted on one of three panels of a large Persian pottery jar dated circa late 3rd to late 2nd century BC, and shows a hunter with a bow and arrow holding a curly-tailed... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

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

Lot 1614. A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 22 in. (55.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The horse is shown standing on a slab base with ears pricked and head turned slightly to the left, and is covered with a pale cream glaze, the mane and tail with amber glaze. The harness is hung with green-glazed tassels, and the saddle cloth is washed with vermilion pigment.  Provenance: Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, 8... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2019

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

Lot 656. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 19 3/4  in., 50.3 cm. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled standing four square on a rectangular base, the head turned slightly leftward with crisply defined features, including large eyes, flared nostrils, and pricked ears, the body covered in deep amber glaze with the green harness and trappings accented with molded ornaments, the unglazed saddle draped with a... [Lire la suite]

09 mars 2019

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

Lot 655. A sancai-glazed figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled standing four square on a rectangular base, the head turned slightly leftward detailed with large eyes, flared nostrils, and pricked ears, the body covered in a rich amber glaze, the saddle unglazed with traces of red and green pigments. Provenance: C.T. Loo, New York, 1940s-50s.Collection of Marjorie (1917-2014) and... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

Pair of painted pottery horses, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 652. Pair of painted pottery horses, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 18 1/2  in., 47 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each horse rearing back on its hind legs and animatedly raising one of its forelegs, the face tilted with the eyes wide, the nostrils flaring, and the mouth agape conveying a sense of immediacy, the neck elegantly arched and the mane falling to one side, the body with painted harness, reigns, saddle and saddlecloth, fitted wood base (2). ... [Lire la suite]
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23 février 2019

A painted straw-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Early Tang dynasty, 7th century

Lot 231. A painted straw-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Early Tang dynasty, 7th century; 14 1/8 in. (36 cm.) high. Estimate USD 2,500 - USD 3,500. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular base with mouth open and ears pricked either side of the hogged mane, the body and long tail covered with a yellowish glaze painted in black with trappings, the unglazed saddle and blanket painted in red and black pigments.  ... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

A pair of painted pottery horses, Tang dynasty

Lot 201. A pair of painted pottery horses, Tang dynasty. Height 13 3/4  in., 34.9 cm. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 USD. Lot sold 81,250 USD. © Sotheby's. each horse rearing onto the bent back legs while vigorously raising one front leg and planting the other firmly on the base, the suspended hoof poised at a deliberate angle in preparation to plunge forward, the drama heightened by the arched neck, wide eyes, flared nostrils, and exposed teeth behind upcurled lips, the saddle blanket and tassels of the... [Lire la suite]
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