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    Sale 2268

    Fine Chinese Art from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    18 March 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 321

    TWO SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY MEDALLION-DECORATED VESSELS

    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

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    TWO SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY MEDALLION-DECORATED VESSELS
    TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
    One a ewer raised on a tall pedestal foot, the globular body applied with four medallions molded as foreigners grasping a fleeing deer around its middle, separated by smaller foliate medallions applied above and below, with pinched mouth and bosses applied to the double strap handle; the other a globular tripod jar with three similar hunter medallions below clouds alternating with resist-glazed flowers on the shoulder, both with brownish-glazed body and highlights in blue and straw glaze
    Ewer 11¾ in. (29.8 cm.) high; jar 7¼ in. (18.5 cm.) across (2)


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    Provenance

    Ewer: J.T. Tai & Co., New York, prior to 1975.


    Exhibited

    Both: 3500 Years of Chinese Art: Ceramics from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987.