20 juillet 2021

A pottery horse head, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 2058. A pottery horse head, Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 35 cm. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 HKD. Lot sold: 30,240 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Sotheby's. Chinese Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021
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09 juin 2021

A large Sichuan pottery model of a hound, Han Dynasty

Lot 451. A large Sichuan pottery model of a hound, Han Dynasty. Sold for £ 1,020 (€ 1,188). © Bonhams Modelled with a separate head raised and looking ahead with large eyes and broad nose, the stout body standing squarely on four slender legs, the tail curled above the strong haunches. 46cm (18 1/8in) long.Published, Illustrated and Exhibited: Roger Keverne Ltd., Winter Exhibition, London, 2003, no.20.The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no.C103c86, dated 25 February 2003, is consistent with the dating... [Lire la suite]
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09 juin 2021

Three pottery models of horses, Han Dynasty

Lot 450. Three pottery models of horses, Han Dynasty. Sold for £ 1,657 (€ 1,931). © Bonhams The largest modelled recumbent with separate head and apertures underneath, 47cm (18 1/2in) long; the second a modelled with harness and saddle painted with polychrome archaistic designs, with apertures underneath, 41cm (16 1/8in) long; the third standing four-square with head facing forward, ears pricked and alert expression, 38cm (15in) high. Bonhams. Roger Keverne Ltd Moving On (Part II), London, New Bond Street, 7 Jun 2021 ... [Lire la suite]
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07 novembre 2020

A painted red pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 14. A painted red pottery figure of a prancing horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 24 ½ in. (62.2 cm.) long. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 10,000. Price realised GBP 10,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020. The horse is modelled in a spirited stance with one front leg raised, the mouth open and the ears pricked forward. Provenance: Christie's New York, 1 December 1988, lot 211. The results of Oxford thermoluminescence test no. 466p43 are consistent with the dating of this lot. ... [Lire la suite]
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31 octobre 2020

An Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, third quarter 16th century

  Lot 117. An Iznik pottery dish, Ottoman Turkey, third quarter 16th century; 11 7/8in. (30.2cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 8,000 - GBP 12,000. Price realised GBP 8,750. Courtesy Sotheby's. With sloping cusped rim on short foot, the white interior with four delicately drawn pale blue floral sprays in a border of similar floral sprays, the border outlined in strong cobalt-blue, the exterior with alternating pale grey floral motifs, small repair to rim. Provenance: E. Grünberg and E.M.... [Lire la suite]
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13 juillet 2020

A rare pair of sancai-glazed pottery lions, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 2872. A rare pair of sancai-glazed pottery lions, Tang Dynasty (618-907); The larger: 5. 3/8 in. (13.7 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 375,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.  Each lion is seated on a waisted rectangular plinth in an alert posture, with its front legs braced below the strong muscular chest, the face detailed with a fierce expression and bulging eyes, the mouth agape with its sharp fangs exposed. The mane is finely detailed... [Lire la suite]
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15 novembre 2019

A tortoise-shaped pottery ink-stone and cover, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Lot 29.  A tortoise-shaped pottery ink-stone and cover, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD); 23.5cm (9 1/4 in) long. Estimate £15,000 - 20,000. Sold for £ 27,562 (€ 32,183). Photo Bonhams. Naturalistically modelled as a tortoise standing four-square on short legs, the head gazing upward, the back hollowed to form the inkwell, the cover incised with hexagrams and trigrams.  Property from the Collection of John J. Studzinski, CBE Provenance: Gisèle Croës Arts d'Extrême-Orient, Brussels, 18 May 2001John... [Lire la suite]
22 septembre 2019

A pair of very large pottery roof tiles, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1081. A pair of very large pottery roof tiles, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 29 in. (73.6 cm) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.  Each tile is modeled as a foreigner wearing a long-sleeved robe and peaked cap seated astride flying a Buddhist lion grasping a brocade ball in its forepaws, all under aubergine, turquoise, cream and amber glazes. The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection. Provenance: Perret Vibert,... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2019

A calligraphic Iznik pottery tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1600

Lot 218. A calligraphic Iznik pottery tile, Ottoman Turkey, circa 1600; 13¼ x 13¼in. (33.8 x 33.8cm.). Estimate GBP 15,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 35,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 Of square form, the white ground decorated in cobalt-blue, turquoise, bole-red and black with the upper right-hand corner of a black-outlined inscription in large white thuluthreserved against blue ground, the calligraphy within a turquoise outlined panel, around this a band of large flowerheads and... [Lire la suite]
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14 août 2019

A Kutahya pottery pilgrim's flask, Ottoman Turkey, 18th century

Lot 252. A Kutahya pottery pilgrim's flask, Ottoman Turkey, 18th century; 7 7/8in. (20cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 49,875. © Christie's Image Ltd 2013 With flat rounded body and cylindrical neck with widely flaring mouth, each side moulded with two concentric circles, the white surface densely decorated in yellow, bole-red, cobalt-blue, turquoise and black with a central floral spray which grows in opposite directions to each side surrounded by minor registers... [Lire la suite]
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