14 October 2009
This lot is offered without a reserve
A PAINTED GREY POTTERY JAR, HU
HAN DYNASTY (206 BC-AD 220)
Painted with two bands of comma and lozenge scrolls separating a narrow band of striding beasts and a wider band of hunting scenes, all below a wide chevron band outlined in white and reserved on a grey pottery ground, rendered in brick red, white and pale grey pigment
13 3/8 in. (34 cm.) high
Sze Yuan Tang Collection; Christie's, New York, 21 September 1995, lot 27.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Laura E. Armstrong
Tel: + 1 212 636 2434
The result of Oxford thermoluminescence test no. 766j20 is consistent with the dating of this lot.
This lot is offered without reserve.
Offered on 6 December in London, Anthony van Dyck’s Portrait of Princess Mary, Daughter of King Charles I of England
International Head of Antiquities G. Max Bernheimer marvels at a powerful stone relief — the finest example of Assyrian art to come to market in decades
Our Head of Silver reflects on the importance of great mentors, and his most memorable finds across 28 years with the company
From applique and back splats to veneering and wingbacks, an essential glossary of furniture terms
Why this 18.96-carat Fancy Vivid Pink diamond — offered in November at Christie’s in Geneva — is set to make history
Highlights from a New York auction of exceptional pieces by the top Parisian ateliers of the 19th century