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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 513

    A RARE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY PHOENIX-HANDLED EWER

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

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    A RARE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY PHOENIX-HANDLED EWER
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    The high shoulder of the ovoid body applied with a small bird's head and scored with a grooved band interrupted by a pair of applied loops and by the terminus of the double-strap handle enclosing a ball at its base and surmounted on top by a phoenix head biting the lip of the galleried rim surmounting the ribbed, reel-shaped neck, covered overall in a splashed and streaked glaze of amber, leaf green and cream color falling irregularly onto the rim of the slightly concave base exposing the buff ware
    7 5/8 in. (19.3 cm.) high


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    Compare a similar ewer dated to the first half of the 8th century in the Museum Für Kunst und Gewerbe: Reemtsma Collection, Hamburg, illustrated by W. Watson, Tang and Liao Ceramics, New York, 1984, pl. 71. Compare, also, another example, but with a different glaze pattern, illustrated in Sekai toji zenshu, rev. ed., Tokyo, 1976, vol. 11, pl. 225 and again in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, Tokyo, 1976, vol. 1, pl. 231.

    Provenance

    J. J. Lally & Co., New York, September 1990.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION