• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 7762

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    3 November 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 188

    A SMALL STRAW-GLAZED MARBLED TRIPOD DISH

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

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    A SMALL STRAW-GLAZED MARBLED TRIPOD DISH
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    The shallow dish delicately potted with a wide everted rim, the interior with three spur marks, all supported on three short rounded feet
    5¼ in. (13.5 cm.) diam.


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    The techique of marbling pottery by layering or folding togther two layers of clay and then cutting them prior to modelling became popular in the Tang dynasty. These wares were usually covered with a pale yellow or amber glaze, as seen in the present dish.

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    Provenance

    Sotheby's London, 17 December 1996, lot 6.