29 août 2017

An exceptionally rare green-glazed phoenix-head pottery ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 75. An exceptionally rare green-glazed phoenix-head pottery ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 10 7/8  in., 27.7 cm. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 USD. Lot Sold 187,500 USD. Photo: Sotheby's. the flattened pear-shaped body supported on a high splayed foot and rising to a slender waisted neck surmounted by a fierce phoenix head clasping a pearl in its beak, its crest opening to form the quatrefoil mouth, a loop handle stretching from the shoulder to the back of the phoenix's head, the vessel crisply... [Lire la suite]

01 août 2017

A rare sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1965. A rare sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907), 14 5/8 in. (34.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 27,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Elegantly potted with tapering ovoid body, slender waisted neck, and a pair of curved double-strap handles applied with bosses and terminating in dragon heads that bite the dish-shaped mouth, all splash-glazed in green, amber and clear glaze that also covers the high, rounded shoulder and ends in an... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2017

A rare sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1111. A rare sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907), 15¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 47,500 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Elegantly potted with tapering ovoid body, slender waisted neck and a pair of curved double-strap handles applied with bosses and terminating in dragon heads that bite the dish-shaped mouth, all splash-glazed in green, amber and clear glaze that also covers the high, rounded shoulder and ends in an irregular... [Lire la suite]
24 février 2017

Nicholas Grindley at Asian Week New York, 9-18 march 2017

Pottery Lion-Dog, Chinese, Early Tang period, 7th century. Length: 7 1/2 in (19 cm). © Nicholas Grindley A wood, probably some sort of fruitwood, figure of a longevity god or immortal, probably Shouxing or Shoulao, Ming–Qing dynasty, 17th century. Height (excluding base) 19.6 cm (7 1/2 in). © Nicholas Grindley A jichimu table in the form of an archaic fang ding. China, probably Daoguang (1821-1850). Jichimu wood. 33 3/4 x 63 5/8 x 19 1/2 in (85.7 x 161.6 x 49.5... [Lire la suite]
18 janvier 2017

Pottery Ox, China, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577 AD)

Pottery Ox, China, Northern Qi dynasty (550-577 AD). Length: 33cm. TL-tested, Oxford. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. This handsome pottery ox is abundantly embellished with bossed trappings. This type of animal figure would have been produced in moulds and then individually finished. The coloured pigments were applied cold after the firing Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han & Tang Periods, Ming & Qing porcelains & works of art including Jades,... [Lire la suite]
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18 janvier 2017

Pottery Model of a Rooster, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Pottery Model of a Rooster, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). H. 22 cm. W. 20 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: J.J. van der Ven collection, the Netherlands Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han & Tang Periods, Ming & Qing porcelains & works of art including Jades, Bronzes, hardstones and wood. Japanese porcelains, 20th century lacquer & bronzes. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands

18 janvier 2017

Pottery Model of a Chicken, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)

Pottery Model of a Chicken, China, Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD). H. 18 cm. W. 20 cm. Vanderven Oriental Art at Brafa Art Fair, Brussels, 21-29 january 2017. Provenance: J.J. van der Ven collection, the Netherlands Vanderven Oriental Art. Chinese early ceramics from the Han & Tang Periods, Ming & Qing porcelains & works of art including Jades, Bronzes, hardstones and wood. Japanese porcelains, 20th century lacquer & bronzes. Nachtegaalslaantje 1, 5211 LE s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
13 juin 2016

A rare blue and russet-glazed pottery figure of a lady, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 692. A rare blue and russet-glazed pottery figure of a lady, Tang dynasty (618-907). Estimate 150,000 — 200,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo Sotheby's. the slender figure modelled standing elegantly, dressed in a full-length brown-glazed skirt with a blue-glazed shawl gathering at the front, the face detailed with a gentle smile and rosy cheeks, all beneath a high top-knot; 27 cm., 10 5/8 in. Property from the Collection of Alberto Giuganino (1887-1979) Literature: Mario Prodan, Le Ceramiche T'ang,... [Lire la suite]
13 juin 2016

A tortoise-shaped pottery ink stone, Han–Tang dynasty (206 BC-907 AD)

Lot 693. A tortoise-shaped pottery ink stone, Han–Tang dynasty (206 BC-907 AD). Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 250,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's. naturalistically modelled as a tortoise standing foursquare, her head sharply turned to the left, her back hollowed to form the inkwell, the buff-coloured ware finely speckled with a fine gold mist; 24.5 cm, 9 5/8  in. Property from the Collection of Alberto Giuganino (1887-1979) Exhibited: Mostra d'Arte Cinese, Palazzo Ducale, Venice, 1954, cat. no.... [Lire la suite]
08 mai 2016

A rare pottery 'geese' seal paste box and cover, Song Dynasty

Lot 15. Property from the Cunliffe Collection of Chinese Art. A rare pottery 'geese' seal paste box and cover, Song Dynasty. Estimate £3,000 - 5,000 (€3,800 - 6,300). Photo Bonhams. Delicately modelled as pair of recumbent geese with sinuous neck, head turned backward and wings tightly tucked on either side of their elegant body, finely framed by detailed plumes, the base incised with an archaistic inscription. 4cm (1 1/2in) wide Provenance: Rolf, Lord Cunliffe (1899-1963), Honorary Keeper of the Far Eastern... [Lire la suite]