18 March 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 32,500
Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000
A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY GLOBULAR JAR
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
The shoulder decorated in green, amber and ivory glaze with seven petals reserved on a green ground above a raised border and a band resist-decorated with white dots on a green and amber ground falling in an irregular line atop a white slip towards the flared foot with flat base, the short neck and everted rim covered in an amber glaze and the interior with a thin transparent wash of yellowish color
7 in. (17.8 cm.) across, box
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C. Edward Wells, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 1963.
Columbia University, New York, February 1965.
3500 Years of Chinese Art: Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987.
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