14 août 2018

Pottery granary jar, Han dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD

Pottery granary jar, Han dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD, Height: 14 3/4 inches, 37.5 cm,Width: 8 3/4 inches, 22.3 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A large cylindrical pottery model of a granary supported on three bear-form feet. The granary’s domed top has a central aperture, which is surrounded by a lipped rim. The straight sides are mainly undecorated, save for five sets of three horizontal linear bands, which are incised into the main body. Each of the bear-shaped feet is moulded in minute detail with bulging eyes, full mane and... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2018

Pottery incense burner, boshanlu, with bear-shaped feet, Late Western Han to early Eastern Han dynasty, 1st century

Pottery incense burner, boshanlu, with bear-shaped feet, Late Western Han to early Eastern Han dynasty, 1st century, Height: 6 3/4 inches, 17 cm, Diameter: 4 3/8 inches, 11 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A dark grey pottery incense burner, the bowl shaped basin supported on three feet in the form of growling bears with their left paw raised. The conical openwork cover is modelled as a range of overlapping mountain peaks, interspersed with a number of small cavities that hold animals, including bears and a boar’s head. Each of... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2018

Pair of owl-shaped pottery jars, Han dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD

Pair of owl-shaped pottery jars, Han dynasty, 206 BC – 220 AD, Height: 5 5/8 inches, 14.2 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A pair of pottery containers, each in the form of an owl with removable head. The birds aredepicted seated with their wings folded; the details of the claws and feathers are carefully rendered. The heads have pointed, curved beaks, small ears and bulging eyes. The red pottery is covered in brown and green lead glazes, which are applied with precision. The green colour has mostly become silvery... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2018

Pottery sancai miniature ewer, China, Tang dynasty, early 8th century

Pottery sancai miniature ewer, China, Tang dynasty, early 8th century, Height: 5 inches, 12.7 cm, Width: 3 inches,7.5 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A pottery ewer, the rounded body is supported on a tall, stepped foot with flat base and is surmounted by a slender neck that rises from a single ridge and terminates in a mouth that is pinched into a trefoil shape. The mouth is joined to the body by a double strap handle, which is ornamented by two circular studs and a scrolled finial. Thin engraved lines encircle... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2018

Pottery tripod incense burner, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 25 – 220

Pottery tripod incense burner, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 25 – 220, Diameter: 7 7/8 inches, 20 cm, Height: 9 1/2 inches, 24 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A pottery covered jar, zun, of cylindrical form, supported on three moulded feet in the form of bears that rest their hands on their knees. The straight sides are evenly divided into two parts by two ridges. Each part is moulded in relief with a mock-handle in the form of a taotie mask with a ring, and applied with a procession of animal and... [Lire la suite]
14 août 2018

Pottery jar with impressed combed pattern, China, Eastern Han dynasty

Pottery jar with impressed combed pattern, China, Eastern Han dynasty, 25 – 220, Height: 8 5/8 inches, 22 cm, Width: 11 1/2 inches, 29 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art A pottery jar of globular form, the rounded sides curving inwards toward the top and terminating in a short lipped rim, which has a downward sloping flange on the inside. The exterior of the jar is stamped with a repeating linear combed pattern, composed of squares that overlap in places. The jar has a slightly concave base. The pottery is unglazed and shows the... [Lire la suite]

14 août 2018

Pottery miniature bucket, China, Tang dynasty, 618 – 906

Pottery miniature bucket, China, Tang dynasty, 618 – 906, Height: 21⁄2 inches, 6.5 cm. © Ben Janssens Oriental Art. A miniature pottery model of a bucket, the rounded body supported on a short foot and rising to a lipped rim. An overhead handle of ‘rope-twist’ form is attached just below the rim with two studs. The handle and the upper part of the body are covered in a deep cobalt blue glaze with splashed brown and green tones. The unglazed lower part of the body and the base reveals the buff-coloured clay. The fact... [Lire la suite]
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16 janvier 2018

A sancai-glazed pottery model of a ram, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 407. A sancai-glazed pottery model of a ram, Tang dynasty (618-907); 19.5cm., 7 5/8in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot Sold 3,750 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008 naturalistically modelled standing four square on a rectangular base with its head facing forward, the horns and side of its head streaked in an amber and green glaze, the remainder of the head and body in a clear glaze, wood stand; together with a sancai model of a figure holding a lion, and a... [Lire la suite]
19 décembre 2017

A pottery ewer, Neolithic, Qijia culture, first half of the 2nd millennium BC

Lot 393. A pottery ewer, Neolithic, Qijia culture, first half of the 2nd millennium BC. H. 20,3 cm. Estimate 1.500/2.500 €. Lot sold 1.600 €. Courtesy Nagel With an ovoid body, a tapering neck with domed top, double-lobed opening and tubular spout, flat strap handle. Tool marks.  Age measurement confirmed by Thermoluminescence Analysis 30th November 1998 (Oxford Authentication, No. C289h99).  Provenance: Bought in 1997 from L.H.W. Investment & Trading Limited, Hong Kong. Described and... [Lire la suite]
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]