06 avril 2022

A pair of large sancai-glazed pottery figures of officials, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1066. A pair of large sancai-glazed pottery figures of officials, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); Each 41 in. (104.1 cm.) high. Price realised USD 7,560 (Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000). © Christie's 2022 Each elegant figure is boldly modeled standing on a splash-glazed, pierced rock-form base with hands clasped in front of the chest within the narrow sleeves of an undergarment, wearing sancai-glazed breastplates over long tunics, cream-glazed trousers, and shoes with... [Lire la suite]

06 avril 2022

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse and a groom, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1065. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse and a groom, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); The horse 19 in. (48.4 cm.) long. Price realised USD 7,560 (Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000). © Christie's 2022 The horse is modelled standing foursquare on a rectangular base with its head turned slightly to the left. The horse is covered with an amber glaze, and the saddle is covered with splashed green, cream and amber glazes. The groom is shown wearing a long, amber-glazed robe, and his... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2022

A rare and unusual sancai-glazed pottery equestrian, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1063. A rare and unusual sancai-glazed pottery equestrian, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 14 3⁄4 in. (37.5 cm.) high. Price realised USD 35,280 (Estimate USD 18,000 – USD 25,000). © Christie's 2022 Modeled as a courtier, the rider wears a headdress and green tunic and sits astride his steed with hands curled as if grasping reins. The horse stands foursquare on a rectangular base with head turned slightly to the left and is splash-glazed in green, amber, and straw tones. Property From The... [Lire la suite]
06 avril 2022

A large sancai-glazed pottery tripod censer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1062. A large sancai-glazed pottery tripod censer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 8 3⁄4 in. (22.4 cm.) diam. Price realised USD 8,190 (Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000). © Christie's 2022 The rounded body is raised on three paw feet and incised with double lines on the shoulder. The body is covered with irregular large splashes of green glaze surrounded by smaller splashes of amber glaze which streak unevenly below the amber-glazed, waisted neck and green-glazed rim. Property From The... [Lire la suite]
08 mars 2022

A molded sancai-glazed pottery pilgrim flask, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 92. A molded sancai-glazed pottery pilgrim flask, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 5⅝ in., 14.4 cm. Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD. Lot sold: 3,528 USD. © Sothebys.  Provenance: Christie's London, 25th November 1974, lot 23. Collection of Dr Wou Kiuan (1910-1997). Wou Lien-Pai Museum, 1974-present, coll. no. T.3.27. Sotheby's. A Journey Through China's History. The Dr Wou Kiuan Collection Part 1, New York, 22 March 2022
19 janvier 2022

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of seated Buddha on a throne, Wanli period, dated by inscription 1584

Lot 780. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of seated Buddha on a throne, Wanli period, dated by inscription 1584. H. 44 cm. Sold: €3,000 (Est: €3,000 - €5,000). © 2021 Nagel Auctions Provenance: Old European private collection, ccquired with the French Antique dealer Cervières in Paris by the parents of the present owner in the late 1970’s. Nagel Auction. Fine Asian Art Stuttgart - Part II, Stuttgart, 24 June 2021
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31 décembre 2021

A sancai-glazed pottery tea set, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 5001. A sancai-glazed pottery tea set, Tang dynasty (618-907). Lot sold: 60,480 HKD (Estimate: 40,000 - 60,000 HKD). © Sotheby's 2021 comprising of a jar, five cups and a circular tray.  Tray 22.7 cm, Cup 6.6 cm, Jar 8.4 cm. Note: Sancai-glazed sets of cups and circular trays are believed to be used in funerary tea rituals. A closely related set with six cups in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in Lü Chenglong, ed., Ceramics Gallery of the Palace Museum Vol. I The... [Lire la suite]
26 décembre 2021

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an earth spirit, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 461. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an earth spirit, Tang dynasty (618-907); H. 76 cm. Sold: €2,600 (Est: €2,500 - €3,500). © Nagel The ferocious creature modeled seated on its haunches on a rockwork base, the unglazed head well articulated with bulging eyes, furrowed brows, mouth agape pulled back in a grimace, and flanked by large fan-shaped ears, spiky flames and a tall pointed horn, the body with a broad muscular chest above rigid forelegs. Provenance: Property from the estate of Sinologist and... [Lire la suite]
05 octobre 2021

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

Lot 826. A large sancai-glazed pottery horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 21 in. (53.3 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 80,000 - USD 120,000. Price realised USD 125,000. © Christie's 2021 The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base with its head turned slightly to the left and mouth open. Its mane, tail, and central forelock between pricked ears are covered with a cream glaze. The body is glazed in rich amber and cream glazes that drip down the legs to the cream-glazed hoofs. The saddle is... [Lire la suite]
02 octobre 2021

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a seated court lady, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 179. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a seated court lady, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 13¾ in., 35 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 25,200 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 seated on a waisted dappled rockwork stool on a rectangular base, dressed in a long gown with a low neckline, cap sleeves, fitted bodice, and voluminous folds covering the body and legs, the pointed toes of the shoes emerging from beneath the hemline, a shawl draped over the shoulders... [Lire la suite]