Auction 30.05.1991

Christie's
New York, Park Avenue

Date of the auction: 30.05.1991

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A GOOD GRAY POTTERY GROUP OF AN OX AND CART

A GOOD GRAY POTTERY GROUP OF AN OX AND CART NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY Well-modeled standing foursquare with head facing forward and long tail trailing to the shaped rectangular base, the short horns and ears framed within the straps of a harness applied with large bosses, the cart with a trough-like

Lot #: 234

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$12,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A PAINTED GRAYISH-RED POTTERY HORSE

A PAINTED GRAYISH-RED POTTERY HORSE NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY Standing foursquare on a rectangular base and wearing a forward-sweeping saddlecloth and low saddle, the stirrups well delineated, with bell-shaped caparisons at the chest and hindquarters, the face with flared nostrils and furrowed brows and

Lot #: 235

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$40,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A RARE PAINTED GRAY POTTERY FIGURE OF A BRAHMA BULL

A RARE PAINTED GRAY POTTERY FIGURE OF A BRAHMA BULL NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY Well-modeled standing foursquare on a rectangular base, with head facing forward above the dewlap and long tail flicked to one side, the trappings applied with rounded bosses and detailed in orangy-red pigment, as are the

Lot #: 236

Estimate: US$30,000 - US$50,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN UNUSUAL PAINTED GRAY POTTERY HUMAN-HEADED FISH

AN UNUSUAL PAINTED GRAY POTTERY HUMAN-HEADED FISH WEI DYNASTY The hollow, fish-form body with traces of white slip and dark red speckling, the amusingly modeled face also covered with a white slip and detailed in red and black beneath a tripartite coiffure, some earth encrustation--6 3/4 in. (7.l

Lot #: 237

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A GRAY POTTERY FIGURE OF A CAPARISONED HORSE

A GRAY POTTERY FIGURE OF A CAPARISONED HORSE NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY The sturdy horse standing foursquare with head drawn in and mouth open, with a narrow fringed cloth draped over the top of the crenelated mane, the halter with a horn and circular bosses, with further nippled bosses on the chest strap

Lot #: 238

Estimate: US$10,000 - US$12,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A RARE GRAY POTTERY FIGURE OF A BACTRIAN CAMEL

A RARE GRAY POTTERY FIGURE OF A BACTRIAN CAMEL NORTHERN WEI DYNASTY Finely modelled standing foursquare on a rectangular base, its gracefully arched, ridged neck supporting its proudly raised head with deepset eyes staring straight ahead, the muzzle well-modelled and the mouth partially open with

Lot #: 239

Estimate: US$90,000 - US$120,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A PAINTED GRAY POTTERY FIGURE OF A WOMAN

A PAINTED GRAY POTTERY FIGURE OF A WOMAN TANG DYNASTY In the pose of a falconer, with her arms raised at her chest and wearing a long tunic with traces of red, black, white and gilt pigment, a small purse tied at her waist, her under sleeves painted red, her head gently turned to her left, some

Lot #: 242

Estimate: US$7,000 - US$10,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A LARGE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A PRANCING HORSE

A LARGE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A PRANCING HORSE TANG DYNASTY Modeled with right leg raised and head turned to the left, the mouth open and the ears pricked forward, with traces of dark red pigment on the grooved mane and cheeks, and traces of orange and red decoration on the saddle and pleated

Lot #: 243

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$25,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A BACTRIAN CAMEL

A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A BACTRIAN CAMEL TANG DYNASTY Standing with head thrown back and mouth open in a bray, covered in a straw glaze with rich amber glaze highlighting the areas of thicker hair, the hoofs and the oval cloth fitted over the green-glazed humps, restored--22in. (55.9 cm

Lot #: 245

Estimate: US$18,000 - US$25,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A RARE MINIATURE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A DRUMMER

A RARE MINIATURE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A DRUMMER TANG DYNASTY Shown seated with left knee bent to help support the hourglass-shaped drum held in his hands, wearing amber robes, the remainder of the body and drum splashed in blue, green and cream glaze, the head unglazed and well-modeled

Lot #: 247

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY SHELL-FORM POTTERY WATERPOT

A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY SHELL-FORM POTTERY WATERPOT TANG DYNASTY In the form of a conch shell, the rim molded with a shallow spout beside a platform pierced with two holes, one small and one large to facilitate pouring, the exterior decorated with a tight pattern of blue, green, amber and

Lot #: 249

Estimate: US$6,500 - US$7,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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A PAIR OF PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES OF COURT LADIES

A PAIR OF PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES OF COURT LADIES TANG DYNASTY Each tall, slender figure wearing a long orange scarf over a high-waisted turquoise dress, the hair drawn up into a topknot and painted black--10 3/4 in. (27.3 cm.) high (2

Lot #: 250

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$6,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A PAIR OF PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES OF COURT LADIES

A PAIR OF PAINTED POTTERY FIGURES OF COURT LADIES EARLY TANG DYNASTY Each slender figure wearing a short jacket over a long skirt carved with vertical grooves and striped in orange pigment, her left hand drawn across to grasp her right arm encased in the tight, trailing sleeve, the hair painted

Lot #: 251

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$6,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN UNUSUAL SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EQUESTRIAN

AN UNUSUAL SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EQUESTRIAN TANG DYNASTY The rider of Turco-Mongolian type, his painted head turned to the right and well modeled with mouth open and brow furrowed below a black cap, wearing a long green tunic over cream-glazed pants, his hands positioned and hollowed

Lot #: 253

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$60,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A PAINTED STRAW-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A GROOM

A PAINTED STRAW-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A GROOM SUI DYNASTY Wearing a loose, swallow-tailed coat belted over the hips and a scarf wrapped and tied around his hair, with both hands raised in fists as if to hold reins, his face modeled with small features and grooved cheeks and brow, traces of black

Lot #: 254

Estimate: US$2,500 - US$3,500

Date: 30 May 1991

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Lot #: 255

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A WELL-MODELED SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN

A WELL-MODELED SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A GUARDIAN TANG DYNASTY Standing in a threatening posture atop a recumbent bullock raised on a rockwork base, with right hand resting on his hip, the left hand forming a hollow fist to hold a spear, wearing layered armor and a breastplate bound by

Lot #: 261

Estimate: US$25,000 - US$35,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE

A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF A HORSE TANG DYNASTY Standing foursquare with head raised and turned slightly to the left, covered in a cream-colored glaze streaked in amber and green trailing in rivulets from the hogged mane, saddle blanket and pleated saddle cloth, with a thin amber glaze on the

Lot #: 262

Estimate: US$50,000 - US$60,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A RARE SET OF THREE PAINTED RED POTTERY FEMALE POLO PLAYERS

A RARE SET OF THREE PAINTED RED POTTERY FEMALE POLO PLAYERS TANG DYNASTY The spirited horses modeled as if in full gallop with all four legs extended and hoofs off the ground, each rider twisted at the waist with head lowered to follow the course of the ball, wearing long close-fitting tunics worn

Lot #: 263

Estimate: US$150,000 - US$180,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A GOOD SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EARTH SPIRIT

A GOOD SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EARTH SPIRIT TANG DYNASTY The mythical hooved beast modelled seated on its haunches supported on a hollow shaped plinth, with a muscular chest and winged forearms picked out in bright green, its fierce unglazed face with large elephantine ears divided by a

Lot #: 265

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$18,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF GREEN AND BROWN-GLAZED MOLDED POTTERY DISHES

AN UNUSUAL PAIR OF GREEN AND BROWN-GLAZED MOLDED POTTERY DISHES LIAO DYNASTY Raised on a slightly tapered ring foot and covered in the interior in a creamy-white slip, the interior lightly molded with two bands encircling a radiating stylized flowerhead, each composed of a blossoming flower flanked

Lot #: 268

Estimate: US$4,000 - US$6,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY SHALLOW BOWL

A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY SHALLOW BOWL LIAO DYNASTY The interior decorated in green, amber and cream glaze with a central flowerhead radiating outwards toward the rim, the exterior covered with an irregularly applied amber glaze, foot rim unglazed, restoration to rim --11 1/2 in. (29.4 cm.) diameter

Lot #: 272

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$4,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A GREEN-GLAZED BALUSTER VASE

A GREEN-GLAZED BALUSTER VASE LIAO DYNASTY Of slender ovoid form surmounted by a tall flaring neck molded with two ridges, covered in a faintly mottled bright leaf-green glaze with olive-green streaks at the upper body and stopping short of the flat buff-pink foot - 16 1/8 in. (41 cm.) high

Lot #: 273

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN AMBER-GLAZED BALUSTER VASE

AN AMBER-GLAZED BALUSTER VASE LIAO DYNASTY Of slender ovoid form surmounted by a tall trumpet neck, covered in a rich finely crackled amber glaze over a pinkish-white slip and stopping irregularly before the grayish-white-colored foot - 14 3/8 in. (36.6 cm.) high

Lot #: 274

Estimate: US$3,000 - US$5,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A WELL-POTTED EARLY MING CARVED CELADON JAR

A WELL-POTTED EARLY MING CARVED CELADON JAR 15TH CENTURY The baluster body carved with a broad band of leafy peony scroll on a finely combed ground within double line borders, with a band of slender leaf tips rising from the foot below and a narrow band of peony blossoms interrupted by a pair of

Lot #: 282

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A CARVED CELADON-GLAZED PEAR-SHAPED VASE

A CARVED CELADON-GLAZED PEAR-SHAPED VASE KANGXI Unusually carved with a wide band of scrolling peony and foliage on the lower body below chevron bands and plantain leaf at the neck, the interior and base glazed-white, small foot rim chip - 8 7/8 in. (22.7 cm.) high

Lot #: 283

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A FAHUA RETICULATED JAR, GUAN

A FAHUA RETICULATED JAR, GUAN MING DYNASTY The sides decorated with the Eight Immortals standing against a background of clouds, their faces left in the biscuit, with a band of petal lappets pierced with inverted lotus buds below and a band of cranes in flight amidst chrysanthemum scroll above, all

Lot #: 287

Estimate: US$15,000 - US$20,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A PAIR OF LOHAN ROOF TILES

A PAIR OF LOHAN ROOF TILES MING DYNASTY Each immortal wearing long robes and with a nimbus behind his head, shown standing on vapor rising from one side of the arched roof tile, covered in green, amber, cream and aubergine glazes, one base repaired--18 3/8 and 18 1/2 in. (46.6 and 47cm.) high (2

Lot #: 288

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$6,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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AN UNUSUAL SANCAI-GLAZED STONEWARE GROUP

AN UNUSUAL SANCAI-GLAZED STONEWARE GROUP MING DYNASTY Modeled as a foreign, bearded groom wearing a pointed cap, holding the reins of a spirited horse with wind-blown mane, covered in bright turquoise, amber, cream and aubergine glaze, the rectangular base unglazed, part of arm missing, base

Lot #: 289

Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000

Date: 30 May 1991

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A SANCAI-GLAZED STONEWARE FIGURE OF AN OFFICIAL

A SANCAI-GLAZED STONEWARE FIGURE OF AN OFFICIAL MING DYNASTY Shown seated on a tree-trunk support with right knee bent and left leg extended, holding a pen in one hand and a scroll in the other, covered in aubergine, turquoise, cream and amber glaze, neck restored--16 3/4 in. (42.5cm.) high, wood

Lot #: 290

Estimate: US$2,000 - US$3,000

Date: 30 May 1991