29 août 2019

Tang dynasty Ceramics at Christie's New York, 13 September 2019

Lot 833. A massive painted grey pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907); 33 in. (83.8 cm.) high. Estimate 60,000 - USD 80,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019. The horse is shown standing foursquare on a rectangular base with the head turned slightly to the left. The head is sensitively modeled with alert expression and the ears pricked. There are extensive traces of red pigment and white slip on the unsaddled body.  Property from the Collection of Frederick A. and Sharon L. Klingenstein.  ... [Lire la suite]

28 août 2019

Tang dynasty Ceramics at Sotheby's New York, 11 september 2019

Lot 687.  A blue-splashed pottery jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 7 5/8  in., 19.4 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. of slightly compressed ovoid form, the rounded sides tapering to a short splayed foot, and rising to an everted rolled rim, the buff pinkish body covered by a thin layer of white slip around the neck and sides, flecked with irregular splashes of vibrant cobalt blue glaze cascading in painterly drips from the rim, beneath a pale straw glaze... [Lire la suite]
19 août 2019

A very rare sancai-glazed pottery 'dragon-fish' ewer, Liao dynasty (907-1125)

Lot 525. A very rare sancai-glazed pottery 'dragon-fish' ewer, Liao dynasty (907-1125); 12¾ in. (32.3 cm.) long. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2008.  The vessel crisply molded as a dragon-fish cradled within the open petals of a lotus flower and grasping a pearl in its mouth, the handle of the vessel set between the wings and tail and formed by the undulating trail of a swirling cloud, the details picked out in amber, green and straw... [Lire la suite]
19 juillet 2019

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

Lot 3. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 20 1/8. in. (51.4 cm.) high. Estimate 10,000 - GBP 20,000. Price realised GBP 10,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2017 The horse is powerfully modelled standing foursquare on a short rectangular plinth, with head turned slightly to the left. The body is covered in a rich amber glaze, the unglazed saddle is set on top of a similarly unglazed blanket, and the straps are moulded with foliate appliqués highlighted in green..  ... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

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

Lot 1616. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of an equestrienne, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 16 ½ in. (41.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The horse is shown standing on a slab base with ears pricked and head turned slightly to the left, and is covered with a pale cream glaze, the mane and tail with amber glaze. The harness is hung with green-glazed tassels, and the saddle cloth is washed with vermilion pigment, wood stand.  Provenance: Cincinnati Museum... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

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

Lot 1614. A large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 22 in. (55.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 40,000 - USD 60,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The horse is shown standing on a slab base with ears pricked and head turned slightly to the left, and is covered with a pale cream glaze, the mane and tail with amber glaze. The harness is hung with green-glazed tassels, and the saddle cloth is washed with vermilion pigment.  Provenance: Parke Bernet Galleries, New York, 8... [Lire la suite]
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09 mars 2019

A pair of sancai-glazed pottery earth spirits, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 591. A pair of sancai-glazed pottery earth spirits, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty (618-907). The taller 34in (86.36cm) high (2). Estimate US$ 15,000 - 25,000 (€ 13,000 - 22,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019 Each modeled seated on a pierced base, with cloven hooves and open wings rising from the front of the shoulders, the sides of the body covered in an amber glaze, the underbelly and legs with an ivory glaze, the remainder splashed with ivory, amber and green; one with a human face, the bulging... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

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

Lot 656. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a horse, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 19 3/4  in., 50.3 cm. Estimate 35,000 — 45,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled standing four square on a rectangular base, the head turned slightly leftward with crisply defined features, including large eyes, flared nostrils, and pricked ears, the body covered in deep amber glaze with the green harness and trappings accented with molded ornaments, the unglazed saddle draped with a... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

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

Lot 654. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a camel, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 20 7/8  in., 53 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. well modeled standing four square atop a rectangular base, the spirited animal with its neck reared back, the raised head detailed with large rounded eyes and flared nostrils, the body liberally splashed in amber and green glaze tearing over the creamy-white ground. Provenance: C.T. Loo, New York, 1940s-50s.Collection of Marjorie (1917-2014) and... [Lire la suite]
09 mars 2019

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

Lot 123. A sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 13 in., 33 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot Sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.  elegantly potted, the slightly splayed foot swelling to high, rounded shoulders surmounted by a tall waisted neck and everted lipped rim, set with two curved dragon-headed handles applied with spiral bosses extending from the mouth to the base of the neck, the top half amber-glazed with resist dappling and flecks of moss green, the bottom half... [Lire la suite]