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May 2021

New Acquisitions

Tang Dynasty Crouching Bactrian Camel (1)

Extremely Rare Large Pottery Crouching Bactrian Camel & Foreign Groom

Earthenware with pigments
Early Tang Dynasty (618-907) |late 7th – early 8th centuries.
Camel – Long 39 cm., high 34 cm.
Groom – High 18 cm., wide 18,5 cm.
Total 3 pieces (camel, saddle and the groom)
Lingtai region, Guansu province
With the original pigment!
Provenance: Old Dutch private collection, acquired back in the 1990’s, and thence by descent.

Eugène-Antoine Aizelin

FRENCH, 19th century

The base signed Ene AIZELIN. Fit. 1863 and inscribed F. BARBEDIENNE FONDEUR and with the Achille Collas pastille. Raised on a beige marble pedestal.

Figure height 69 cm. Pedestal height 96 cm.

Provenance: Old and important Dutch private collection, Mr. Molekamp.

Eugène-Antoine Aizelin (1)
Huanghuali Seal Chest- Guanpixiang (1)

A Huanghuali Seal Chest- Guanpixiang

17th century
Weight: 4,732 g
Dimensions: Size 32 x 32 x 25 cm

Provenance: Old and very important Dutch private collection.

A Magnificent Neighing Pottery Figure of a Horse

Tang dynasty (618–907), Chang’an, Shaanxi province, China.

High 60 cm., wide 61 cm.

– The results of thermoluminescence tests are consistent with the dating of this object.
– Extra test: Pre-dose test has been done: Pre-dose test confirms old firing without any kind of artificial x-ray treatments!

Tang Neighing Pottery Horse (1)
Zitan Floral Libation Cup (1)

A Zitan Floral Libation Cup

China, 19th century.
Provenance: From a noted private collection in Abcoude, Netherlands.
Weight: 204.0 g
Dimensions: Height 8.3 cm
Auction result comparison: Compare with a related zitan libation cup at Sotheby’s Hong Kong in Important Chinese Art on 4 November 2020, lot 313, sold for GBP 3,024.
Condition: Natural age cracks and minor losses to edges, some with associated old fills, natural flaws, chipping, several old lacquer coatings, partially worn off and renewed over centuries.

Huanghuali Document Box-Xiang

China, 17th-18th century.
Provenance: Dutch private collection.
Weight: 1,857 g
Dimensions: Size 14 x 37 x 22 cm

Huanghuali Document Box-Xiang (1)
Straw-Yellow Glazed Horse (1)

Extremely Rare Straw-Yellow Glazed White Pottery Figure of a Caparisoned Horse

Sui Dynasty (581-618), very rare!!!
High 30 cm, Wide 25 cm. Original pigments!


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