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    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 526

    A BLACKISH-BROWN PARCEL-GLAZED STONEWARE DISH

    TANG DYNASTY, 9TH CENTURY

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    A BLACKISH-BROWN PARCEL-GLAZED STONEWARE DISH
    TANG DYNASTY, 9TH CENTURY
    Of yaozhou type, the sides flaring outwards above the foot before angling upwards towards the rim, the interior decorated with daubs of blackish-brown glaze forming abstract floral sprays on a white slip within a pentagonal border of glaze continuing over the rim to form another pentagon on the exterior atop further white slip falling in an irregular line to expose the fine-grained light grey ware
    6 3/16 (15.7 cm.) diam., box and stand


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    A dish of this type was excavated in 1986 from the kiln site of the Tongchuan kiln at Huangbaozhen, Yaozhou. This excavated dish, which is now in the Archaeological Research Institute of Shaanxi province, is illustrated in Gifts of the Tang Emperors - Hidden Treasures from the Famen Temple, Tokyo, 1999, p. 110, no. 69, where it is dated to the 9th century. Several dishes of the same form, decorated using the same technique as the current dish, also excavated from the Tongchuan, Yaozhou kiln, are illustrated in Yaozhou Kiln, Xian, 1992, where they are attributed to the Tang dynasty. Two more such dishes are illustrated in Masterpieces of Yaozhou Ware, Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, 1997. One was excavated at Huangbaozhen in 1990 and the other is in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum. They are both dated to the 9th century and are illustrated as nos. 122 and 12 respectively.

    Provenance

    Mathias Komor, New York, June 1944.
    Falk Collection no. 94.
    The Falk Collection I; Christie's, New York, 20 September 2001, lot 26.


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