29 août 2019

A large and rare pair of painted gray pottery figures, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534)

Lot 735. A large and rare pair of painted gray pottery figures, Northern Wei dynasty (386-534). Height of taller 25 1/2  in., 64.8 cm. Estimate USD 50,000 — 70,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. each slender figure modeled in high relief, standing with hands clasped, wearing a full jacket with wide sleeves terminating in elegantly undulating folds, a breastplate with buckled fasteners at the shoulders, voluminous trousers falling in rhythmic pleats puddling at the base revealing the pointed... [Lire la suite]

29 août 2019

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

Lot 752. A painted gray pottery figure of a mythical beast, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Length 14 in., 35.6 cm. Estimate USD 8,000 — 12,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. striding forward with head lowered, the mouth pulled back in a fierce snarl, the arched neck ridged with three pointed horns, three compressed bosses along the spine, a pair of stylized wings over the powerful forelegs, the tail raised and curling over the back, traces of white slip. Provenance: Collection of Alfred Speelman... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2019

Five painted gray pottery figures of equestrians, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

Lot 80. Five painted gray pottery figures of equestrians, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD). Heights 11 1/4  in., 28.6 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 17,500 USD. © Sotheby's each modeled as a soldier with hands raised to hold reins, seated astride a horse standing foursquare, the soldiers' garments, armor, saddlecloths and horses' eyes painted with pigment, one horse with a potter's seal impressed on the underside reading Guo yu (5). Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2019

Eight painted gray pottery figures of attendants, Han dynasty (206 BC - 220 AD)

Lot 79. Eight painted gray pottery figures of attendants, Han dynasty  (206 BC - 220 AD). Heights 11 3/8  in., 29 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. © Sotheby's modeled after wood prototypes, six with their hands folded and concealed by their sleeves, five with a hole to hold an implement, two with arms held out at waist level, each painted wearing patterned robes, their features painted in black and vermillion, with a display stand (16).... [Lire la suite]
09 juillet 2019

A painted gray pottery camel, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 78. A painted gray pottery camel, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 18 in., 45.7 cm; Length 15 1/2  in., 39.4 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. © Sotheby's shown standing forward, its neck arched and head raised up, eyes wide open, with manes and tufts of hair combed, with bedding and bags of provisions tied and slung between the two humps; together with a painted pottery horse head and a head of a young attendant, Han dynasty (5). ... [Lire la suite]
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]