13 janvier 2019

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

Lot 1314. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (618-907); 15½ in. (39.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Shown standing with hands clasped beneath the long green and straw resist-glazed shawl, wearing a short amber-glazed jacket, her long skirt resist-glazed in amber and striped in green, with green-glazed shoes, the delicate features of her face detailed in black and red pigment, and her hair dressed in a... [Lire la suite]

13 janvier 2019

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

Lot 1313. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty (618-907); 15¾ in. (40 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 13,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The straw and amber-glazed horse standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the rider seated on a black-painted saddle set atop a splashed-glazed blanket, her hands positioned to hold reins, wearing a green-glazed coat with pale amber lapels, her hair pulled up into a topknot, wood stand. ... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

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

Lot 1310. A rare small sancai-glazed pottery pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) long. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 10,625. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Of unusual faceted shape, the upper facet of the two long sides molded with a panel of a galloping horse above a panel of a pair of ducks confronted on a foliate motif, with further foliate motifs on the ends, all resist-glazed in amber and cream and reserved on a green granular ground, the borders and slightly arched... [Lire la suite]
13 janvier 2019

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

Lot 1285. A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of an earth spirit, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty (618-907); 41¾ in. (106 cm.) high.Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 The human-faced beast with wavy horn fronting its firey mane, portrayed seated attentively on its haunches, supported on a pierced rockwork base, its chest and belly highlighted by a cream-colored stripe outlined in green, with wings with spiky green feathers rising from its shoulders beneath fins... [Lire la suite]
08 janvier 2019

A Chinese sancai-glazed pottery rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 466. A Chinese sancai-glazed pottery rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907); length 5 in.; 12.7 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Courtesy Sotheby's. of horn shape, the coupe tapering to a goose-form terminal, the fowl reaching its neck forward and clasping its tail in its beak to form a loop handle, the exterior surface modeled with anatomical features and a stippled texture, splashed with amber, green, and brown glazes. Provenance: Property from the Collection of Mrs. Mary Cohen, Sotheby's London, July 14, 1970, lot... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

A sancai-glazed pottery bird-form oil lamp, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 202. A sancai-glazed pottery bird-form oil lamp, Tang dynasty (618-907). Length 4 3/4  in., 11.9 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 40,000 USD. © Sotheby's. molded as a plump-bodied recumbent bird with its neck arched over the opening between the feather-molded wings to grasp a lobed flower-form opening to support the wick, the body crisply molded with foliate decoration and feathers on a granulated ground, all beneath an amber and green-splashed glaze stopping irregularly above... [Lire la suite]

28 août 2018

A rare and unusual sancai-glazed pottery 'Kalavinka' ewer, Liao dynasty, 10th-early 11th century

Lot 1281. A rare and unusual sancai-glazed pottery 'Kalavinka' ewer, Liao dynasty, 10th-early 11th century; 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The small ewer is in the shape of a mythical being that has the head and forebody of a woman that continues into the body of a plump bird. A small spout is held between the hands and a funnel for filling the vessel rises from the back of the neck. The body is covered in green glaze with some amber... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

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

Lot 1152. A sancai-glazed pottery censer, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 6 1/8 in. (15.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The flaring dish with flat, everted rim is raised on five molded supports, each surmounted by a horned bird head, and the base is formed as a low ring. The dish and molded supports are covered with a splashed glaze of amber, dark olive-green and cream color, and the base is amber-glazed. Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III... [Lire la suite]
28 août 2018

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 1274. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 16 in. (40.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 50,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018 The slender female rider is depicted wearing a green scarf and a long dress gathered below the bodice, her hair is drawn up into a topknot, and she is seated on an amber-glazed horse with splash-glazed saddle blanket.  Provenance: Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York, before 1992. ... [Lire la suite]
20 août 2018

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

Lot 263. Two small sancai-glazed pottery cups ,Tang dynasty (618-907); 3 3/8 and 3 1/16 in. (8.6 and 8.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 5,040. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Each with rounded sides rising from the short, waisted foot to an everted rim, decorated on the interior and exterior with streaks of amber and green glaze on a straw-glazed ground which falls to or over the edge of the foot to expose the fine pale ware, box. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]