19 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Plaza
Price Realised USD 37,500
Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 40,000
A BLUE, AMBER AND CREAM-GLAZED POTTERY 'PHOENIX' EWER
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
The pear-shaped body raised on a tall spreading foot with flat base, molded on one side with a foliate-bordered ovoid panel centered by an equestrian archer, the panel on the reverse with a triumphant phoenix standing on a lotus, all reserved on a blue ground, the neck surmounted by a phoenix head clasping a pearl in the beak below the lenticular opening in the top of the head, the C-form handle with foliate terminals
13 in. (33 cm.) high, box
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The result of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Yeung Shui Sang Laboratory thermoluminescence test no. 01962 is consistent with the dating of this lot.
A private Asian collection in the 1980s-90s.