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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 418

    A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY JAR AND COVER

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY JAR AND COVER
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    The wide ovoid body liberally splashed with bright amber, cream and green glaze that covers the short neck and continues over the out-turned rim, all on a white slip that falls irregularly towards the flat base exposing the pale pinkish-buff ware, the cover with spots of cream and green glaze reserved on an amber ground beneath the compressed globular pointed finial
    8 5/8 in. (21.9 cm.) high, box


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    The successful application of the splashed glaze on this jar and cover is simiar to that seen on a jar and cover illustrated in Sekai toji zenzhu, vol. 9, Tokyo, 1955, pl. 67.

    The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test number P108u76 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

    Provenance

    Acquired in 1995.


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN