Home About Preview Yongzheng: 1723 - 1735 Review Private Contact

A magnificent  pottery  CAMEL  & RIDER.      h :  52 cm.

Superbly modelled . The yellow pigmented grey pottery group depicting a Western - asiatic merchant seated atop a striding forward  2- humped camel ; the whole group in 2 separate parts.  The rider shows a non-chinese physionomy, and looks very much as a Sogdian trader. ( Sogdian was an ancient civilization of Iranian people , already since ca. 500 BC ; there was a very lifely trade-route of some 1500 miles between Sogdania and China . )

Period :       T A N G   dynasty  :    618 -960 .
Refer . :      "Chinese Porcelain Compagnie ", New York, cat.2003,n°12.
                     " Ceramic Sculpture from Han to Tang ", G.Eskenazi  (  London),
                     catal. 1997 , n° 14.

The 2- humped bactrian Camel was an exotic beast,known in China from the Han dynasty on, when it was first introduced as a form of tribute offered by the tribes of  Turkestan and Central Asia . Priced for their ability to survive extreme hardships of heat,cold and lack of water when travelling across the desert,camels came to symbolise the trade established along the Silk Road, and thus the wealth and cosmopolitan nature of the Tang court. ( the Silk road was a 7.000 miles long route between Asia/ China , and India, to Rome .) This road brought a capital change in daily life of the Chinese.  Entertainers, merchants, artists, pilgrims and huntsmen all brought with them exotic goods to trade , and exchanging of ideas, artistic styles and religious beliefs.
The impressive size of the present group ,and the complexity of its manufacture with a massive body raised on elegant,slender long legs, suggests, that it was a very costly piece to commission, indicating that the bereaved family was very wealthy and important.
Realisticaly depicted-with a certain element of caricature - this group is a testemony to the skill of the chinese artist in translating his real-life observations into a lively clay tomb sculpture .

The artist captured a dramatic moment of the camel & rider in motion .  He shows a degree of observation of detailed representation , rarely encountered on Tang sculpture  !

This must be one of the best  Tang pottery sculptures in its kind, ever  been on the market !



Click here to request more information about this item.


A magnificent  pottery  CAMEL  & RIDER.      h :  52 cm.

Superbly modelled . The yellow pigmented grey pottery group depicting a Western - asiatic merchant seated atop a striding forward  2- humped camel ; the whole group in 2 separate parts.  The rider shows a non-chinese physionomy, and looks very much as a Sogdian trader. ( Sogdian was an ancient civilization of Iranian people , already since ca. 500 BC ; there was a very lifely trade-route of some 1500 miles between Sogdania and China . )

Period :       T A N G   dynasty  :    618 -960 .
Refer . :      "Chinese Porcelain Compagnie ", New York, cat.2003,n°12.
                     " Ceramic Sculpture from Han to Tang ", G.Eskenazi  (  London),
                     catal. 1997 , n° 14.

The 2- humped bactrian Camel was an exotic beast,known in China from the Han dynasty on, when it was first introduced as a form of tribute offered by the tribes of  Turkestan and Central Asia . Priced for their ability to survive extreme hardships of heat,cold and lack of water when travelling across the desert,camels came to symbolise the trade established along the Silk Road, and thus the wealth and cosmopolitan nature of the Tang court. ( the Silk road was a 7.000 miles long route between Asia/ China , and India, to Rome .) This road brought a capital change in daily life of the Chinese.  Entertainers, merchants, artists, pilgrims and huntsmen all brought with them exotic goods to trade , and exchanging of ideas, artistic styles and religious beliefs.
The impressive size of the present group ,and the complexity of its manufacture with a massive body raised on elegant,slender long legs, suggests, that it was a very costly piece to commission, indicating that the bereaved family was very wealthy and important.
Realisticaly depicted-with a certain element of caricature - this group is a testemony to the skill of the chinese artist in translating his real-life observations into a lively clay tomb sculpture .

The artist captured a dramatic moment of the camel & rider in motion .  He shows a degree of observation of detailed representation , rarely encountered on Tang sculpture  !

This must be one of the best  Tang pottery sculptures in its kind, ever  been on the market !



 

 

MARC MICHOT
CHINESE CERAMICS IN 2016: 

CHINESE YEAR OF THE MONKEY



Click here to request more information about this item.


 

 

MARC MICHOT
CHINESE CERAMICS IN 2016: 

CHINESE YEAR OF THE MONKEY



Fresh  release .
=============

 

We will exhibit once again - for the 39th consecutif time - at  the prestigious  BRAFA Fair in Brussels :
                                   BRAFA16     

Brafa is one of the leading European art and antiques fairs. Here, all art works on show are for sale and quality and authenticity are two of the key requirements exhibitors face. Brafa is an eclectic fair which encompasses a variety of specialities, from antiquity to the 21st century, including archaeology, Oceanic art, African art, Oriental art, silver, jewellery, numismatic, furniture and works of art from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, vintage collections, old master and modern paintings, contemporary art, sculpture, earthenware and porcelain, carpets, tapestry, drawings, old comic books, engravings, antique and modern books, photography .



                                                         



Click here to request more information about this item.


Fresh  release .
=============

 

We will exhibit once again - for the 39th consecutif time - at  the prestigious  BRAFA Fair in Brussels :
                                   BRAFA16     

Brafa is one of the leading European art and antiques fairs. Here, all art works on show are for sale and quality and authenticity are two of the key requirements exhibitors face. Brafa is an eclectic fair which encompasses a variety of specialities, from antiquity to the 21st century, including archaeology, Oceanic art, African art, Oriental art, silver, jewellery, numismatic, furniture and works of art from the Middle Ages to the 21st century, vintage collections, old master and modern paintings, contemporary art, sculpture, earthenware and porcelain, carpets, tapestry, drawings, old comic books, engravings, antique and modern books, photography .



                                                         


©2016 Marc Michot • Groene Rei 3, B-8000 Brugge • Tel: +32 (0)50 339720 • E-mail: Info@MarcMichot.com