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Auction archive: Lot number 405

A LARGE SANCAI GLAZED GUARDIAN FIGURE

Asian Decorative Works of Art
25 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Estimate
US$3,000 - US$5,000
Price realised:
US$6,950
Auction archive: Lot number 405

A LARGE SANCAI GLAZED GUARDIAN FIGURE

Asian Decorative Works of Art
25 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Estimate
US$3,000 - US$5,000
Price realised:
US$6,950
Beschreibung:

A LARGE SANCAI GLAZED GUARDIAN FIGURE Tang dynasty Standing with his raised right hand clenched to hold a now vanished weapon and his left hand raised to ward off intruders, reinforced by a fearsome visage to his unglazed head while his armor and trailing garments, boots and pierced rockery base are splashed or brushed with green, amber and straw colored glazes. 40 3/4in (103.5cm) high Fußnoten Burial figures of such large size were manufactured for tombs belonging to the upper echelons of Tang society. First discovered in the opening years of the 20th century, these figures have continued to be excavated. See, for example the sancai glazed pottery warrior figure, unearthed in the eastern suburbs of Xi'an in 1984, published in The Gems of Cultural Relics Compiled by the Shaanxi Provincial Museum (Shaanxi lu you chu ban she, 1992), p. 94 (86.7cm high); and a civil official in sancai glaze excavated from Guanlin in the city of Loyang, Henan, published in the exhibition, Imperial Tombs of China (Memphis, 1995), p. 113 (107cm high). A sancai glazed guardian figure from the Springfield Museums, Springfield Massachusetts, virtually identical to this lot, was sold in Christies, New York, 21-22 March 2013, lot 1162 (42in/106.7cm high). See also the sancai glazed standing dignitary of equally impressive size sold in Bonhams, San Francisco, 24 June 2013, lot 1172 (47 1/2in/120.5cm high).

Auction archive: Lot number 405
Auction:
Datum:
25 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Auction house:
Bonhams London
San Francisco 601 California Street Suite 150 San Francisco CA 94108 Tel: +1 415 861 7500 Fax : +1 415 861 8951 info.us@bonhams.com
Beschreibung:

A LARGE SANCAI GLAZED GUARDIAN FIGURE Tang dynasty Standing with his raised right hand clenched to hold a now vanished weapon and his left hand raised to ward off intruders, reinforced by a fearsome visage to his unglazed head while his armor and trailing garments, boots and pierced rockery base are splashed or brushed with green, amber and straw colored glazes. 40 3/4in (103.5cm) high Fußnoten Burial figures of such large size were manufactured for tombs belonging to the upper echelons of Tang society. First discovered in the opening years of the 20th century, these figures have continued to be excavated. See, for example the sancai glazed pottery warrior figure, unearthed in the eastern suburbs of Xi'an in 1984, published in The Gems of Cultural Relics Compiled by the Shaanxi Provincial Museum (Shaanxi lu you chu ban she, 1992), p. 94 (86.7cm high); and a civil official in sancai glaze excavated from Guanlin in the city of Loyang, Henan, published in the exhibition, Imperial Tombs of China (Memphis, 1995), p. 113 (107cm high). A sancai glazed guardian figure from the Springfield Museums, Springfield Massachusetts, virtually identical to this lot, was sold in Christies, New York, 21-22 March 2013, lot 1162 (42in/106.7cm high). See also the sancai glazed standing dignitary of equally impressive size sold in Bonhams, San Francisco, 24 June 2013, lot 1172 (47 1/2in/120.5cm high).

Auction archive: Lot number 405
Auction:
Datum:
25 Jun 2019 - 26 Jun 2019
Auction house:
Bonhams London
San Francisco 601 California Street Suite 150 San Francisco CA 94108 Tel: +1 415 861 7500 Fax : +1 415 861 8951 info.us@bonhams.com
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