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A RARE SANCAI-GLAZED MONEY CHEST
PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE ASIAN COLLECTION
A RARE SANCAI-GLAZED MONEY CHEST

TANG DYNASTY (618-907)

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A RARE SANCAI-GLAZED MONEY CHEST
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
The box is made in imitation of a metal or wood prototype. The rectangular box is raised on four blue-glazed corner supports attached with cream-glazed bosses simulating metal studs repeated on the amber-glazed sides which rise to a curved upper edge and floral decorated top. The vertical sides are decorated with lion mask appliqués, the top is applied with a small ‘hinged’ cover.
5 7/8 in (15 cm.) wide., box
Provenance
Acquired in Hong Kong in 1999

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Marco Almeida (安偉達) Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art

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Compare to a similar but slightly larger sancai pottery money chest (23.3 cm. across), sold at Christie’s New York, 21 September 2000, lot 267 (fig. 1).

The result of Oxford thermoluminescence test no. PH128/654 (January 2012), is consistent with the dating of this lot.

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