05 mars 2019

A painted gray pottery figure of a mythical beast, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

Lot 110. A painted gray pottery figure of a mythical beast, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). Width 16 1/4  in., 41.8 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot Sold 32,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. the beast modeled standing four square, with head lowered and muscular haunches bracing as if about to charge, the crown and neck with three imposing pointed horns, a row of four studs along the spine, continuing to a long tail curled back, the right hind leg with a large grooved spiral, with... [Lire la suite]

28 octobre 2017

A painted gray pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Northern Qi-early Tang dynasty

Lot 99. A painted gray pottery figure of a Bactrian camel, Northern Qi-early Tang dynasty. 10 3/4in (27.3cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€1,700 - 2,600). Sold for US$ 5,250 (€4,511). Photo: Bonhams. Finely modeled with an alert expression, standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth, the fur on the head, throat, humps and tops of the forelegs textured and for a realistic depiction, the humps mounted with a saddle, traces of pigments remaining. Provenance: Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York,... [Lire la suite]