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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 527

    AN UNUSUAL SMALL YAOZHOU STONEWARE JAR

    TANG DYNASTY, 9TH CENTURY

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    AN UNUSUAL SMALL YAOZHOU STONEWARE JAR
    TANG DYNASTY, 9TH CENTURY
    The body flaring upwards before tapering towards the lipped rim, decorated under a clear glaze with five brown ovals against a ground of white slip falling short of the beveled ring foot to expose the pale grey granular ware
    4 5/8 in. (11.7 cm.) across


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    This jar was probably made at the Yaozhou kilns in Shaanxi province, and a small jar of rather more compressed form with similar decoration, excavated from the Tongchuan, Yaozhou kiln, is illustrated in Yaozhou Kiln, Xian, 1992, where it is attributed to the Tang dynasty. The technique used to decorate this jar, the jar being turned by hand as it is dipped into the brown glaze, may also be compared to that used on a jar of rather different form in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum. The Tokyo jar is illustrated in Masterpieces of Yaozhou Ware, Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, 1997, no. 11, where it is dated to the Tang dynasty, 9th century.

    Provenance

    Ralph M. Chait Galleries, New York, November 1968.
    Falk Collection no. 101
    The Falk Collection I; Christie's, New York, 20 September 2001, lot 28.