27 juin 2020

Chinese ceramics sold at Sotheby's New York, 24 June 2020

  Lot 839. A Jizhou 'papercut' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 4¼ in., 10.8 cm. Estimate: 1,500 - 2,000 USD. Lot sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Bluett & Sons, London, 1950. Collection of Dr Hugh Swire (d. 1976). Bonhams London, 7th November 2005, lot 6. Collection of Roy Louis Byrnes (1924-2019), and thence by descent. Lot 840. A purple-splashed 'Jun' bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368). Diameter 7½ in., 19 cm. Estimate:... [Lire la suite]

23 mai 2020

A superb and very rare painted and sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrian hunter, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 3228. A superb and very rare painted and sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrian hunter, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 15 ¼ in. (38.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 150,000 - USD 250,000. Price realised USD 197,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015 The rider is exquisitely potted with hands positioned to hold reins, and wearing an amber-glazed coat with turquoise lapels applied at each corner with a rounded button. His face is cold painted with a beard and facial details below the black cloth cap.... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2020

A rare large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 3225. A rare large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 16 in. (40.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price realised USD 221,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The horse is superbly modeled standing with the head turned slightly to the left, the ears pricked and the mouth open, and is glazed predominantly in chestnut with a cream-colored blaze running from the poll to the muzzle and with a further large cream splash on the... [Lire la suite]
23 mai 2020

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

Lot 3223. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 21 ¼ in. (54 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2015. The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base, the body glazed in rich amber, the mane covered in a cream glaze, the bridle largely unglazed, and the straps molded with foliate appliqués highlighted in green. Provenance: Private collection, in California by 1995. ... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A large and finely modeled sancai-glazed pottery figure of a Ferghana horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 2071. A  large and finely modeled sancai-glazed pottery figure of a Ferghana horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 28 in. (71 cm.) high. Estimate USD 200,000 - USD 300,000. Price Realized USD 365,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth with its head turned slightly to the left and mouth open. Its striated forelock is swept back beneath the pricked ears and the long segmented mane, attractively glazed in streaks of green,... [Lire la suite]
28 mars 2020

A well-modeled sancai-glazed pottery figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 2069. A  well-modeled sancai-glazed pottery figure of a lokapala, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 36½ in. (92.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 25,000 - USD 35,000. Price Realized USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014.  The guardian is shown standing on top of a recumbent ox, with his head turned to the right, his right hand placed on his hip and his left hand raised to hold a weapon. His unglazed face is painted with red to accent the fierce expression and topped with radiating... [Lire la suite]

24 janvier 2020

Two sancai-glazed pottery figures of Lokapala, Tang Dynasty (618-906)

Lot 120. Two sancai-glazed pottery figures of Lokapala, Tang Dynasty (618-906). Height of taller 17 5/8 in., 44.8 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot sold 8,125 USD. Photo Sotheby's each standing on a recumbent water buffalo with right arm raised and fist clenched in a threatening attitude, the left hand resting on the hip, brightly splashed in cream, green and brown glazes, wearing an armored tunic with sleeves issuing from animal masks and an armored breast plate tied with cords... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A small sancai-glazed pottery tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1484. A small sancai-glazed pottery tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907); 3 in. (7.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 9,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The jar has a globular body raised on three lion-paw supports and is covered in a splashed glaze of green, dark and yellowish-amber color that is arranged in stripes on the outcurved rim and falls in an irregular line on the underside to expose the pale body. A yellow glaze is on the interior, box. ... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a guardian, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1162. A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a guardian, Tang dynasty (618-907); 42 in. (106.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The lokapala is shown standing on a rockwork base with right hand raised to hold a weapon and left hand raised with palm held outwards in warning. The unglazed face is modeled with fierce, scowling expression. He is arrayed in cord-tied armor with dragon-head epaulets splashed in... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2020

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

Lot 1165. A sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907); 13¾ in. (35 cm.) high. Estimate USD 7,000 - USD 10,000. Price realised USD 17,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013 The ovoid body is raised on a flat base, and the rounded shoulder is splash-glazed in amber, green and cream, exposing the buff ware of the unglazed lower body, while the reel-shaped neck is glazed amber, as are the two dragon-headed handles that bite the cup-shaped mouth. Provenance: Yamanaka & Co., New York,... [Lire la suite]