31 décembre 2019

A rare sancai-glazed molded pottery pillow, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 1270. A rare sancai-glazed molded pottery pillow, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 7 in. (17.8 cm.) long. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013  The concave rectangular top is rouletted with wave pattern within incised borders, and is glazed in green, cream, and amber. The front panel is molded in high relief with a lion mask, and the other three panels are molded with a frieze of foliate scroll. A vent hole is on one side.. Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 4... [Lire la suite]

30 décembre 2019

A dated sancai-glazed stoneware figure of Buddha, dated to mid-autumn of the yimao year of Jiajing, corresponding to 1555

Lot 1284. A dated sancai-glazed stoneware figure of Buddha, dated to mid-autumn of the yimao year of Jiajing, corresponding to 1555, and of the period; 15 in. (38 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The ochre-yellow, green and blackish-brown-glazed figure of Buddha is shown seated in dhyanasana atop a double-lotus base from which issue clouds that encase the bottom of the... [Lire la suite]
13 octobre 2019

A rare small sancai-glazed pottery figure of a ram, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 21. A rare small sancai-glazed pottery figure of a ram, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 2 7/8 in. (7.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 7,470 - USD 9,960). Price realised GBP 7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019  The ram is modelled standing foursquare, facing forwards with its curled horns resting upon its back. It is covered with a mottled glaze of amber, green and buff tones. Property from the Estate of Albert and Leonie van Daalen, Geneva, Switzerland. Provenance:... [Lire la suite]
20 septembre 2019

A rare sancai-glazed tileworks group depicting the Buddha’s parinirvana, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1085. A rare sancai-glazed tileworks group depicting the Buddha’s parinirvana, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 16 ½ in. (42 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 60,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The Buddha is shown lying on his right side with his hand supporting his head on a cushion, while being mourned by the three disciples kneeling behind him on the top of the rectangular plinth which is decorated in high relief on the front with a dragon amidst clouds, and on the... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A sancai-glazed squared 'peony' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 706. A sancai-glazed squared 'peony' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Length 14 in., 35.6 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 6,875 USD. © Sotheby's. of gently arced rectangular form, the slightly sloping and concave top incised with a panel of two luxuriant peony flowers in pale-green and ocher-yellow, borne on undulating stems issuing twisting leaves and curling tendrils on a creamy-white ground, enclosed within ruyi-form brackets and a double-line border, all reserved on the... [Lire la suite]
02 septembre 2019

A 'Cizhou' sancai-glazed 'peony' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 692. A 'Cizhou' sancai-glazed 'peony' pillow, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Length 11 1/2  in., 29.4 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 13,750 USD. © Sotheby's. of bean shape, the slightly concave top deftly incised with a luxuriant amber-glazed peony blossom borne on a green-glazed leafing stem amidst dense foliage on a creamy-white ground, enclosed by an amber-colored triple-line border and a green-glazed outer band of freely incised foliate motifs, the glaze continuing down the... [Lire la suite]

30 août 2019

Tang dynasty Ceramics from a Japanese Private Collection at Sotheby's New York, 11 September 2019

Lot 526. A rare and large straw-glazed pottery amphora, Early Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 19 1/2  in., 49.6 cm. Estimate USD 40,000 — 60,000. Lot Sold 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. elegantly potted, the slightly splayed foot swelling to high, rounded shoulders surmounted by a tall waisted neck molded with four raised rings and an everted galleried rim applied on each side with a molded florette, further florettes applied to the shoulder, surmounted by two curved... [Lire la suite]
15 juin 2019

A sancai-glazed 'duck' waterpot, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 3. A sancai-glazed 'duck' waterpot, Tang Dynasty (618-906); 9.8cm (3 7/8in) long. Sold for £ 1,250 (€ 1,403). © Bonhams The hollow vessel formed as a bird with raised head and bulging eyes flanking the stubby beak, the wings sweeping over each side of the pot streaked with brown glaze over the beak and wing tip, blue over the head and wings and green on the body, blue streaks also running into the creamy interior, box. Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014  
18 mai 2019

A rare sancai-glazed stoneware 'Leopard's head' pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 101. A rare sancai-glazed stoneware 'Leopard's head' pillow, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 21.5 cm, 8 1/2  in. Estimate 25,000 — 35,000 GBP. Lot sold 32,500 GBP (41,993 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. naturalistically modelled and glazed as a leopard head with large bulging eyes and flaring nostrils, the green-glazed semi-circular dished top incised with a fish within cash diaper and foliate scroll bands, the back inscribed under the glaze ci qu xie bi e (which may be... [Lire la suite]
18 mai 2019

A sancai-glazed harnessed horse, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 103. A sancai-glazed harnessed horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 53.5 cm, 21 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBP. Lot sold 52,500 GBP (67,835 USD). Courtesy Sotheby's. standing four square on a base, its harnessed head turned sideways, ears pricked, the long mane parted at the forelock and falling to one side, covered in a straw-coloured glaze and matching the docked and bound tail, the green-glazed saddle gathered at the sides, the saddlecloth splashed in green, chestnut and straw... [Lire la suite]