10th Dec, 2022 11:00

Asian Art Holiday Sale

 
  Lot 56
 

56

A MASSIVE PAINTED POTTERY FIGURE OF A LOKAPALA, TANG DYNASTY
唐代彩繪天王陶俑

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Estimate
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China, 618-907. Well modeled standing on a crescent-shaped plinth, the hands slightly lowered and with clenched fists, the face with a fierce expression marked by large eyes below furrowed brows, beneath a helmet with upturned brim, wearing a high-collared, close-fitting armored tunic with beast-mask sleeve caps, a breastplate fastened with buckled straps, the pleated under-robe gathering at the base revealing pointed boot tips.

Provenance: United Kingdom trade.
Condition: Some old repairs and touchups as generally expected from Han dynasty excavations. Losses, chips, fissures, and encrustations. Extensive wear to pigments. Overall presenting well and commensurate with age.

Weight: 12.6 kg
Dimensions: Height 89 cm

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Sotheby’s New York, 11 September 2019, lot 736
Price: USD 13,750 or approx. EUR 15,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A large painted pottery figure of a guardian, Tang dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the closely related fierce expression and armored tunic with beast-mask sleeve caps. Note the size (80 cm).


唐代彩繪天王陶俑
中國,618-907年。造型生動,天王站在月牙形的底座上,雙手微垂,緊握拳頭,眉目緊鎖,高領緊身鎧甲,用搭扣帶子固定的胸甲,鎧甲下露出紅色衣袍,腳著尖頭靴。

來源:英國古玩交易。
品相:漢代考古挖掘中普遍存在的一些修復。有缺損失、磕損、裂縫和結殼。彩繪大面積磨損。整體狀況良好。

重量:12.6 公斤
尺寸:高89 厘米

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:紐約蘇富比,2019年9月11日,lot 736
價格:USD 13,750(相當於今日EUR 15,500
描述:唐代彩繪天王陶俑
專家評論:比較非常相近的盛怒表情,以及獸紋盔甲。請注意尺寸(80 厘米)。

 
 

China, 618-907. Well modeled standing on a crescent-shaped plinth, the hands slightly lowered and with clenched fists, the face with a fierce expression marked by large eyes below furrowed brows, beneath a helmet with upturned brim, wearing a high-collared, close-fitting armored tunic with beast-mask sleeve caps, a breastplate fastened with buckled straps, the pleated under-robe gathering at the base revealing pointed boot tips.

Provenance: United Kingdom trade.
Condition: Some old repairs and touchups as generally expected from Han dynasty excavations. Losses, chips, fissures, and encrustations. Extensive wear to pigments. Overall presenting well and commensurate with age.

Weight: 12.6 kg
Dimensions: Height 89 cm

Auction result comparison:
Type: Closely related
Auction: Sotheby’s New York, 11 September 2019, lot 736
Price: USD 13,750 or approx. EUR 15,500 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A large painted pottery figure of a guardian, Tang dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the closely related fierce expression and armored tunic with beast-mask sleeve caps. Note the size (80 cm).


唐代彩繪天王陶俑
中國,618-907年。造型生動,天王站在月牙形的底座上,雙手微垂,緊握拳頭,眉目緊鎖,高領緊身鎧甲,用搭扣帶子固定的胸甲,鎧甲下露出紅色衣袍,腳著尖頭靴。

來源:英國古玩交易。
品相:漢代考古挖掘中普遍存在的一些修復。有缺損失、磕損、裂縫和結殼。彩繪大面積磨損。整體狀況良好。

重量:12.6 公斤
尺寸:高89 厘米

拍賣結果比較:
形制:非常相近
拍賣:紐約蘇富比,2019年9月11日,lot 736
價格:USD 13,750(相當於今日EUR 15,500
描述:唐代彩繪天王陶俑
專家評論:比較非常相近的盛怒表情,以及獸紋盔甲。請注意尺寸(80 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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