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]
02 octobre 2021

A sancai-glazed pottery 'fish' vase, Tang - Liao dynasty

Lot 178. A sancai and blue-glazed pottery box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-1125). Height 9¾ in., 24.8 cm. Estimate: 4,000 - 6,000 USD. Lot sold: 12,600 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 the elongated ovoid body resting on a spreading foot and rising to a rounded swelling shoulder, capped by a tapering cylindrical neck, the narrow sides applied with a pair of ridged flanges evoking dorsal fins terminating in a pair of loop handles at the... [Lire la suite]
01 octobre 2021

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

Lot 172. A sancai-glazed pottery ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 8 in., 20.4 cm. Estimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 50,400 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 resting on a spreading conical foot and surmounted by a tall cylindrical neck flaring to a trumpet mouth, the ovoid body with amber-glazed floral-and-foliate appliques against a splash-resist green ground, the mouth with floriform splashes, the base unglazed to reveal the buff pinkish body. ... [Lire la suite]

01 octobre 2021

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

Lot 167. A sancai-glazed pottery ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 6¼ in., 15.9 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 7,560 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 finely potted, the pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot to a slender neck opening into a trefoil mouth, a rope-twist handle of two distinct strands arching from the mouth to the shoulder, all beneath splashed straw, green and amber glazes, stopping unevenly below the shoulders to reveal the... [Lire la suite]
25 septembre 2021

A sancai-glazed pottery 'rabbit' wrist pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 97. A sancai-glazed pottery 'rabbit' wrist pillow, Tang dynasty (618-907). Width 5¼ in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 63,000 USD. © Sotheby's 2021 modeled in the form of a crouching rabbit with large ears and rounded eyes, supporting a flat oblong top carved with a stylized floral and foliate arabesque, applied allover with a vibrant emerald-green glaze with accents of cream and amber, the base unglazed revealing the pinkish buff body. ... [Lire la suite]
01 septembre 2021

A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a camel, Tang dynasty

  Lot 1054. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a camel, Tang dynasty  (618-907); h. 59.5 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 HKD. Lot sold: 239,400 HKD. (C) 2021 Sotheby's Provenance: Hartman Rare Art, New York, 2004. The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford Authentication Ltd, sample no. C104p33. Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including Song Ceramics from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 26 August 2021
10 juillet 2021

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

Lot 5032. A magnificent large sancai-glazed pottery figure of a camel, Tang dynasty (618-907); 77.5 cm. Estimate: 350,000 - 450,000 HKD. Lot sold: 819,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's. Provenance: Estate of Marilyn and Milton Myers, Hollywood, Florida.Bonhams San Francisco, 24th June 2013, lot 1174 (USD104,500). Sotheby's. Chinese Art Online, including a Private Hong Kong Collection, Hong Kong, 2 July 2021