03 mars 2021

A magnificent large painted grey pottery saddled horse, Early Tang Dynasty, 7th Century

Lot 92. A magnificent large painted grey pottery saddled horse, Early Tang Dynasty, 7th Century; 22 1/2in (57.3 cm) high. Estimate US$ 10,000 - 15,000 (€ 8,300 - 12,000). © Bonhams 2001-2021 Standing foresquare on a rectangular base, the powerful head and neck raised and looking slightly to its real left, the strong face naturalistically-modelled and knife-pared with rippling mouth, flared nostrils, hooded eyes pricked ears and taught muscled neck with neatly hogged mane, the saddle and double-saddle cloth... [Lire la suite]

23 mai 2020

A rare painted grey pottery figure of a foreign groom, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 3224. A rare painted grey pottery figure of a foreign groom, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 16 in. (40.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. Depicting a foreigner, the figure is well modeled standing in a dynamic pose on a shaped base, with the body twisted to the left and head turned sharply to the right, and his hands positioned as if pulling on reins. His face is modeled with a textured beard, open mouth beneath a mustache,... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A painted grey pottery figure of an Earth spirit, Northern Wei dynasty, 4th-6th century

Lot 1160. A painted grey pottery figure of an Earth spirit, Northern Wei dynasty, 4th-6th century; Earth spirit 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) high, two-headed creature 9 in. (23 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The mythical beast, with leonine head, taloned feet, spikey wings and three flame-like projections rising from the back, is shown seated on a U-shaped base as it opens its mouth in a warning roar. The dark grey body has traces of... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

Two painted grey pottery tiles, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th century

Lot 848. Two painted grey pottery tiles, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 13th century; 12 in. (30.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. Each is of a rectangular form, one decorated in high relief with a deer, its head turned as it is attacked by a gyrfalcon amidst dense foliage, the other similarly decorated with a monkey holding a peach sitting on top of a deer walking amidst foliage, with traces of original pigment throughout. Provenance: John R. Berwald, London, 1993. ... [Lire la suite]
22 février 2019

A large Sichuan painted grey pottery figure of a shaman, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220)

Lot 403. A large Sichuan painted grey pottery figure of a shaman, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008   Cast as a kneeling foreigner holding a conical receptacle, with two similar receptacles flanking the shoulders, wearing a necklace and a loin cloth tied with a sash with fringed ends, his face cast with a slight smile and almond-shaped eyes below brows with hair markings, his hair dressed in coiled S-curls below... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A large painted grey pottery figure of a horse, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 9) 

Lot 1305. A large painted grey pottery figure of a horse, Western Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 9); 23 in. (58.4 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Shown standing foursquare with head facing forward, the head modeled with flat cheeks, prominent brows and slightly open mouth, the ears alertly pricked, with separate socketed tail, covered overall with brick-red pigment. Provenance: In the United States prior to 1987.Greenwald Collection... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2019

An unusual painted grey pottery mythical beast-form stand, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220)

Lot 1304. An unusual painted grey pottery mythical beast-form stand, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220); 16 in. (40.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Crisply modeled as a crouching, winged mythical beast, with pricked ears, layered tail and a short mane extending to the rectangular socket in the back, painted in red and black with feather markings and other details on a cream ground, wood stand. Provenance: Yin Chuan Tang Ltd., Hong... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

A rare painted grey pottery figure of an equestrian, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1279. A rare painted grey pottery figure of an equestrian, Tang dynasty (618-907); 17 3/8 in. (44.1 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 8,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The horse standing foursquare with head raised and looking forward, with a clipped mane and docked tail, the rider and saddle modeled separately as one piece, the rider posed as if holding the reins, his face expressively modeled, with a thin white pigment over the gray clay, with traces of red, black... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

A painted grey pottery model of a bullock and cart, Northern Wei dynasty, 5th-early 6th century

Lot 1275. A painted grey pottery model of a bullock and cart, Northern Wei dynasty, 5th-early 6th century; Bullock 8 in. (20.3 cm.) long, cart 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm.) long. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The bullock, shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base, has a pronounced dewlap and a harness. The body is painted red as are the sides of the cart, which has an arched roof that extends over the seating area in front, an off-center opening in the... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

A painted grey pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534)

Lot 1151. A painted grey pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Northern Wei dynasty (AD 386-534); 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 16,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The horse is finely modeled with a graceful, arched neck and a small, tapered head crisply detailed with flared nostrils, open mouth, and pricked ears. The chest is spanned by a tassel-hung strap, and the rump is protected by leather strapwork armor hung with foliate tassels. The back is draped... [Lire la suite]