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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 518

    A RARE AMBER, CREAM AND BLUE-GLAZED SHALLOW DISH

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

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    A RARE AMBER, CREAM AND BLUE-GLAZED SHALLOW DISH
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    The shallow dish with steep sides painted in the interior in blue and creamy-white with a central stylized pentafoil floral design, the petals interspersed with blue and creamy-white glazed tri-form buds, all reserved on an amber ground continuing over the slightly inward-curved and rounded rim to the exterior, the base unglazed revealing the buff ware
    9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm.) diam.


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    The style of painting on this shallow dish is unusual, but can be seen on two Tang shallow dishes with similar amber, cream and cobalt decoration, which are in the Tokyo National Museum. See Sekai toji zenshu, vol. 11, Sui and T'ang Dynasties, Tokyo, 1976, p. 218, nos. 216 and 217.

    The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. C207m31 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

    Provenance

    Acquired between 1998-1999.