16 janvier 2010

Five chinese ceramics from Northern Qi Dynasty to late Ming/Qing dynasty @ Christie's NY

A large painted pottery figure of a court lady. Tang dynasty (618-907) Shown wearing long loose robe secured at the waist by a belt, her hands hidden in the billowing sleeves, her face with delicate features below her hair set in an asymmetrical coiffure. 25 ¼ in. (64.1 cm.) high - Est. $20,000 - $35,000 Provenance: Ellerton Jette Collection, Boston, Massachussetts, 1981. Notes: The result of Oxford Authentication thermoluminescence test no. C105f60 is consistent with the dating of this lot. A pair of painted... [Lire la suite]