10th Dec, 2022 11:00

Asian Art Holiday Sale

 
  Lot 50
 

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A PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A CAPARISONED HORSE, EASTERN WEI DYNASTY
東魏彩繪陶馬

Starting price
€3,000
Estimate
€6,000
 

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China, 534-550. Standing foursquare on a rectangular base with long arched neck and elongated head, richly caparisoned with a saddle, large tassels on the chest strap and domed bosses on the crupper straps suspending four further tassels on each side.

Provenance: Dutch trade.
Condition: Very good condition overall, commensurate with age. Extensive wear, firing flaws, minor losses and associated old repairs, small chips, few structural cracks, signs of weathering and erosion, encrustations, drilled holes from sample-taking, all exactly as expected from Wei dynasty excavations.
Scientific Analysis Report: A thermoluminescence analysis report issued by Oxford Authentication on 30 May 2022, based on sample number C122f2, sets the firing date of one sample at between 1000 and 1600 years ago. A copy of the report, issued by Oxford Authentication, accompanies this lot.

Weight: 2,328 g
Dimensions: Height 34.3 cm

Literature comparison:
Compare a related pottery horse illustrated in The Tsui Museum of Art, Chinese Ceramics I; Neolithic to Liao, Hong Kong, 1993, no. 71. Compare a related pottery horse, Eastern Wei, in the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, illustrated by V. Bower and R. Mowry, From Court to Caravan: Chinese Tomb Sculptures from the Collection of Anthony M. Solomon, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002, p. 92, no. 19.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 18 September 2003, lot 201
Price: USD 28,680 or approx. EUR 46,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A painted well-modelled pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550)
Expert remark: Compare the closely related pose, domed bosses on the crupper straps, and similar size (38.7 cm).

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 22 March 1999, lot 221
Price: USD 20,700 or approx. EUR 36,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A painted buff pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Northern Wei dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the closely related pose, domed bosses on the crupper straps, and similar size (37.5 cm).



東魏彩繪陶馬
中國,534-550年。英姿颯爽的駿馬,四足着地,配華麗的馬鞍,帶有流蘇。

來源:荷蘭古玩交易。
品相:整體狀況極好,大面積磨損、燒製缺陷、輕微缺損和相應的小修,少量結構裂縫、風化和侵蝕的跡象、結殼、取樣鑽孔,所有這些都與魏朝考古挖掘一樣。
科學檢測報告:牛津檢測2022年5月30日根據樣本C122f2號所作的熱釋光檢測結果表明此馬俑燒製於1000 至1600 年前。隨附一份檢測報告副本。

重量:2,328 克
尺寸:高34.3 厘米

文獻比較:
比較一件相近的陶馬俑,見 《The Tsui Museum of Art,Chinese Ceramics I:Neolithic to Liao》,香港,1993年,編號71。比較一件相近的東魏陶馬俑,收藏於哈佛大學Arthur M. Sackler 博物館,見V. Bower和R. Mowry,《From Court to Caravan: Chinese Tomb Sculptures from the Collection of Anthony M. Solomon》,哈佛藝術博物館,劍橋,麻薩諸塞州,2002年,頁92,編號19。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2003年9月18日,lot 201
價格:USD 28,680(相當於今日EUR 46,500
描述:東魏彩繪陶馬俑
專家評論:比較非常相近的姿勢、流蘇裝飾,以及相似尺寸(38.7厘米)。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,1999年3月22日,lot 221
價格:USD 20,700(相當於今日EUR 36,000
描述:北魏彩繪陶馬俑
專家評論:比較非常相近的姿勢、流蘇裝飾,以及相似尺寸(37.5厘米)。

 
 

China, 534-550. Standing foursquare on a rectangular base with long arched neck and elongated head, richly caparisoned with a saddle, large tassels on the chest strap and domed bosses on the crupper straps suspending four further tassels on each side.

Provenance: Dutch trade.
Condition: Very good condition overall, commensurate with age. Extensive wear, firing flaws, minor losses and associated old repairs, small chips, few structural cracks, signs of weathering and erosion, encrustations, drilled holes from sample-taking, all exactly as expected from Wei dynasty excavations.
Scientific Analysis Report: A thermoluminescence analysis report issued by Oxford Authentication on 30 May 2022, based on sample number C122f2, sets the firing date of one sample at between 1000 and 1600 years ago. A copy of the report, issued by Oxford Authentication, accompanies this lot.

Weight: 2,328 g
Dimensions: Height 34.3 cm

Literature comparison:
Compare a related pottery horse illustrated in The Tsui Museum of Art, Chinese Ceramics I; Neolithic to Liao, Hong Kong, 1993, no. 71. Compare a related pottery horse, Eastern Wei, in the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, illustrated by V. Bower and R. Mowry, From Court to Caravan: Chinese Tomb Sculptures from the Collection of Anthony M. Solomon, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2002, p. 92, no. 19.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 18 September 2003, lot 201
Price: USD 28,680 or approx. EUR 46,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A painted well-modelled pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Eastern Wei dynasty (534-550)
Expert remark: Compare the closely related pose, domed bosses on the crupper straps, and similar size (38.7 cm).

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Christie’s New York, 22 March 1999, lot 221
Price: USD 20,700 or approx. EUR 36,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A painted buff pottery figure of a caparisoned horse, Northern Wei dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the closely related pose, domed bosses on the crupper straps, and similar size (37.5 cm).



東魏彩繪陶馬
中國,534-550年。英姿颯爽的駿馬,四足着地,配華麗的馬鞍,帶有流蘇。

來源:荷蘭古玩交易。
品相:整體狀況極好,大面積磨損、燒製缺陷、輕微缺損和相應的小修,少量結構裂縫、風化和侵蝕的跡象、結殼、取樣鑽孔,所有這些都與魏朝考古挖掘一樣。
科學檢測報告:牛津檢測2022年5月30日根據樣本C122f2號所作的熱釋光檢測結果表明此馬俑燒製於1000 至1600 年前。隨附一份檢測報告副本。

重量:2,328 克
尺寸:高34.3 厘米

文獻比較:
比較一件相近的陶馬俑,見 《The Tsui Museum of Art,Chinese Ceramics I:Neolithic to Liao》,香港,1993年,編號71。比較一件相近的東魏陶馬俑,收藏於哈佛大學Arthur M. Sackler 博物館,見V. Bower和R. Mowry,《From Court to Caravan: Chinese Tomb Sculptures from the Collection of Anthony M. Solomon》,哈佛藝術博物館,劍橋,麻薩諸塞州,2002年,頁92,編號19。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,2003年9月18日,lot 201
價格:USD 28,680(相當於今日EUR 46,500
描述:東魏彩繪陶馬俑
專家評論:比較非常相近的姿勢、流蘇裝飾,以及相似尺寸(38.7厘米)。

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:紐約佳士得,1999年3月22日,lot 221
價格:USD 20,700(相當於今日EUR 36,000
描述:北魏彩繪陶馬俑
專家評論:比較非常相近的姿勢、流蘇裝飾,以及相似尺寸(37.5厘米)。

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Auction: Asian Art Holiday Sale, 10th Dec, 2022

Reduced Prices!

Just in time for the holidays, we're delighted to present a selection of fine Chinese, Southeast Asian, and Indian art with newly reduced prices. Porcelain, bronzes, sculptures, and jades are among the 274 items on offer. Notable provenances include Hisazo Nagatani, Acher Eskenasy, A & J Speelman Oriental Art, Marchant & Son, Sam Bernstein, and many more.

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