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]

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]
28 août 2018

A painted pottery figure of an earth spirit, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty

Lot 143. A painted pottery figure of an earth spirit, zhenmushou, Tang dynasty; 23in (58.5cm) high. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,300 - 6,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018 Modeled with a pugnacious humanoid face flanked by large ears beneath hair arranged in a tall spiral, with a knobbed protrusion growing from the forehead, portrayed seated with front hoofs firmly planted on a rocky base, with feathered wings rising from the muscular shoulders and backed by wavy tongues of flame rising... [Lire la suite]
15 janvier 2017

Tomb Guardian Creature (Zhenmushou), ca. 740 C.E., Tang dynasty (618–907)

Tomb Guardian Creature (Zhenmushou), ca. 740 C.E., Tang dynasty (618–907). Earthenware with traces of pigment, 58.4 x 38.1 x 21.6 cm (23 x 15 x 8 1/2 in.). Purchased with a gift from Ruth and Bruce B. Dayton, B.A. 1940, 2000.57.4. Photo credit: Yale University Art Gallery By the mid-eighth century C.E., tomb guardian creatures had become particularly ferocious, standing erect, quelling another beast, or tussling with a snake. Their appearance may have been inspired by the active deities of Esoteric Buddhism. ... [Lire la suite]
26 février 2015

Christie's announces Asian Art Week featuring the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth

 NEW YORK, NY.- Christie’s Asian Art Week in New York will feature an unprecedented series of sales, lectures and public events led by the Collection of Robert Hatfield Ellsworth, the distinguished American scholar, dealer and collector whose groundbreaking work transformed the study and appreciation of Asian art around the world. The week will present property from several private collections of Indian and Southeast Asian works of art, Chinese paintings, and most notably from The Collection of Julia and John Curtis, a sale of... [Lire la suite]