18 avril 2022

A pair of straw-glazed pottery camels, Tang dynasty

Lot 647. A pair of straw-glazed pottery camels, Tang dynasty (618-907); Height 16⅞ in., 42.8 cm. Lot sold: 7,560 USD (Estimate: 5,000 - 7,000 USD). © Sotheby's 2022 Property from a New York Private Collection. The dating of this lot is consistent with the results of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test nos C122c84 and C122c85. Provenance: Bluett and Sons Ltd., London. Private Collection, acquired prior to 1997, and thence by descent. Sotheby's. China... [Lire la suite]

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]
16 décembre 2019

The Robert B. and Beatrice C. Mayer Family Collection of Chinese Pottery at Christie's, 28 November - 5 December 2019

Lot 1. Two pottery jars, Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220); 20 in. (50.9 cm.) high; 15 in. (38.1 cm.) high. Estimate: USD 1,500 - USD 2,500. Price Realised: USD 1,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2019 The first jar with a compressed globular body, is molded on the sides with a pair of mask and ring handles, covered overall with a green-streaked amber glaze; the second jar is molded in relief with a band of mythical beasts and equestrian figures amongst rocks and clouds, covered overall in a green... [Lire la suite]
30 août 2019

Tang dynasty Ceramics from a Japanese Private Collection at Sotheby's New York, 11 September 2019

Lot 526. A rare and large straw-glazed pottery amphora, Early Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 19 1/2  in., 49.6 cm. Estimate USD 40,000 — 60,000. Lot Sold 50,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's. elegantly potted, the slightly splayed foot swelling to high, rounded shoulders surmounted by a tall waisted neck molded with four raised rings and an everted galleried rim applied on each side with a molded florette, further florettes applied to the shoulder, surmounted by two curved... [Lire la suite]
21 septembre 2018

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

Lot 79. A Changsha straw-glazed pottery ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907); 7 ½ in. (19 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 20,000 - HKD 40,000 (USD 2,560 - USD 5,121). © Christie's Images Ltd 2018. Provenance: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, before 1992Sold at Sotheby’s New York, 22 March 2011, lot 137. Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 4 October 2018
20 août 2018

A straw-glazed pottery ovoid jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 273. A straw-glazed pottery ovoid jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 211 in. (27.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 4,800. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007 Heavily potted, with ovoid body, short neck and lipped rim, covered inside and out with a finely crackled clear glaze over a white slip that falls short of the flat base to expose the fine white ware, the domed cover with everted rim and bud-form knop similarly glazed, box. Christie's. Fine Chinese... [Lire la suite]

14 février 2018

A straw-glazed pottery figure of a female equestrienne, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618)

Lot 112. A straw-glazed pottery figure of a female equestrienne, Sui dynasty (AD 581-618); 11 ¾ in. (30 cm.) high. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 25,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017  The rider is shown wearing a tight-fitting cowl and a high-waisted dress and seated astride a horse standing foursquare on a rectangular plinth, its head lowered and the mane swept to one side, all under a thin pale green glaze.  Provenance: Desmond Gure, 10 January 1968, lot... [Lire la suite]
01 août 2017

A pair of unusual small straw-glazed pottery earth spirits, Sui dynasty (581-618) 

Lot 1110. A pair of unusual small straw-glazed pottery earth spirits, Sui dynasty (581-618), 9¾ and 9½ in. (24.8 and 24 cm.) high. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 15,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2011 Each shown seated with front feet firmly planted, one with a humanoid face flanked by ears, with a short horn and a flame rising from the back of the head and two from the backbone, the other with leonine face, a pair of horns, a flame on the top of the head and another on the... [Lire la suite]
02 novembre 2016

A straw-glazed pottery model of an ox, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 286. A straw-glazed pottery model of an ox, Tang Dynasty (618-907). Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.  standing foursquare with head raised, the harness and trappings lightly moulded in relief, covered overall in a pale straw glaze; 24.1 cm, 9 1/2  in. Provenance: Sotheby's London, 12th December 1989, lot 194.. Notes: The dating of this lot is consistent with Oxford Thermoluminescence Test no. 566b78. Similar pottery figures of oxen are illustrated in Qin... [Lire la suite]
14 février 2016

A straw-glazed pottery figure of an earth spirit, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century

Lot 211. A straw-glazed pottery figure of an earth spirit, Sui-early Tang dynasty, 6th-7th century; 15in. (38cm.) high. Estimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $5,019. © Christie's Image 2003 Modelled as a seated animal with spikes along the backbone and with the head of a human, the face well modelled with puckish features below prominent curving brows and curling hair continuing back into an arched crest, covered with a pale yellowish straw glaze, minute traces of pigment, wood stand  ... [Lire la suite]