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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 233

    A STRAW-GLAZED POTTERY AMPHORA

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

    Price Realised  

    A STRAW-GLAZED POTTERY AMPHORA
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    The high shoulder of the baluster body applied with a pair of double- strap handles applied with bosses and terminating in dragon heads that bite the rim of the cup-shaped mouth, covered with a finely crackled glaze of slightly olive tone that falls in an irregular line on the lower body exposing the fine-grained ware partially burnt to a pale russet in the firing
    13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm.) high


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    Provenance

    Christie's, London, 23 July 1973, lot 48.