14 mars 2015

A large ochre and cream-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

A large ochre and cream-glazed pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907). Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The realistically modeled beast is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base, with head tilted back as the animal brays. The finely detailed hair on the neck and other areas of hair on the head, humps, haunches and tail are covered with a glaze of cream color in contrast to the ochre-glazed body. 27 3/8 in. (69.5 cm.) high Provenance: Dulany's Oriental... [Lire la suite]