13 janvier 2019

Two small sancai-glazed pottery vessels, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1309. Two small sancai-glazed pottery vessels, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5 7/16 and 4 in. (13.9 and 10.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 One a small shallow dish, impressed in the center with a flower head in amber, green and cream glaze reserved on a green glaze that continues over the rim to partially cover the flat base; the other a small bowl with deep rounded sides, molded on the exterior with a pattern of four-petaled flowers... [Lire la suite]

20 décembre 2018

A sancai-glazed waterpot and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 439. A sancai-glazed waterpot and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 7.7 cm, 3 in. Estimate £2,000 - £3,000. Sold: £10,625. © Sotheby's the globular body with slightly concave base, irregularly splashed in green, ochre and cream glazes, the slightly domed cover surmounted by a lotus bud finial and similarly glazed.  Provenance: Bluett and Sons, London, 1936. Collection of Captain A. Napier. Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Chinese Art, London, 10 November 2017
21 septembre 2018

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

Lot 77. A small sancai-glazed standing horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 19 1/8 in. (48.5 cm.) high, fitted Japanese wood box. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 150,000 (USD 12,803 - USD 19,204). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Provenance: A Japanese private collector, acquired from Mayuyama prior to 1990. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
19 septembre 2018

Two sancai-glazed Daoist figures, Ming dynasty (1368-1644)

Lot 1404. Two sancai-glazed Daoist figures, Ming dynasty (1368-1644). Heights 19 in., 48.3 cm. Estimate: 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Sold Price: 10,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. each modeled wearing long robes with ringed pendant sashes, stylized official's headdress, and upturned ruyi-toed shoes, one with yellow-glazed skin bearing a stern expression, the left hand holding the belt, the other with a calm expression with hands clasped to hold a tablet (now lost), seated on tiered... [Lire la suite]
12 mai 2018

A pair of large sancai-glazed dragon roof tiles, Ming dynasty (1368-1644) 

Lot 79. A pair of large sancai-glazed dragon roof tiles, Ming dynasty (1368-1644); 117 cm, 46 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot Sold 32,500 GBP. Courtesy Sotheby's 2018. each composed in four sections, modelled in the form of an animated scaly four-claw dragon, the body modelled in high relief supporting a figure on its back, covered in a thick yellow, green and straw coloured glaze. Provenance: Christie's New York, 20th September 2001, lot 323. Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, London, 16 may... [Lire la suite]
28 avril 2018

Tang dynasty's ceramics from a private English collection at Christie's London, 15 May 2018

Tang dynasty's ceramics from a private English collection at Christie's London, 15 May 2018 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Lot 31. A sancai-glazed blue-splashed pottery jar, Tang dynasty (618-907); 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,975 - USD 11,160). Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. The jar is decorated to the exterior with a thin cream-coloured glaze splashed with blue and green streaks starting from the rim and falling down towards the foot to expose the... [Lire la suite]

22 avril 2018

A sancai-glazed pottery jar, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 965. A sancai-glazed pottery jar, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 10 ½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The wide ovoid body liberally splashed with bright amber, cream and green glazes that covers the short neck and continue over the out-turned rim, all on a white slip that falls irregularly towards the flat base exposing the pale pinkish-buff body. Provenance: Yamanaka & Co., Bar Harbor, 1929. Mrs. Abby Aldrich... [Lire la suite]
21 mars 2018

A large sancai-glazed figure of a lion, Ming dynasty

Lot 450. A large sancai-glazed figure of a lion, Ming dynasty. Width 26 in., 66 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 27,500 USD. © Sotheby's 2018 the beast modeled crouching low on all fours with its head turned back over the right haunch, the jaws open in a growl, the body covered in a green glaze with a deep brown stripe down the spine, the tufts of fur amber-glazed, the claws and teeth glazed white, raised on a low conforming base with an oval opening to the underside for firing  From the... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2018

A sancai-glazed vase, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 6. A sancai-glazed vase, Tang dynasty (618-907); 9 1/2 in. (24 cm.) high. Estimate HKD 100,000 - HKD 180,000. Price realised HKD 437,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016 The base is unglazed revealing the white slip. Provenance: Acquired in Taipei, prior to 1995 Property of the Dexinshuwu Collection. Exhibited: National Museum of History, The Special Exhibition of Tang Tri-colour, Taipei, 1995, Catalogue, p.137 Note: The result of Oxford thermoluminescence test... [Lire la suite]
12 février 2018

A very rare and important sancai-glazed pottery figure of a female polo player, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1110. A very rare and important sancai-glazed pottery figure of a female polo player, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 13 ¾ in. (35 cm.) long. Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 500,000. Price realised USD 372,500.© Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The rider, with hair dressed in a double topknot, wears a long tunic worn off the right shoulder to free the rider's raised right arm while swinging the mallet, with the body bent slightly to the side and the head positioned to follow the ball. The horse is shown in... [Lire la suite]