22 - 23 March 2012
A RARE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY AMPHORA
TANG DYNASTY (618-907)
Elegantly potted with tapering ovoid body, slender waisted neck, and a pair of curved double-strap handles applied with bosses and terminating in dragon heads that bite the dish-shaped mouth, all splash-glazed in green, amber and clear glaze that also covers the high, rounded shoulder and ends in an irregular line on the fine-grained buff body
14 5/8 in. (34.6 cm.) high, Japanese wood box
Private collection, Japan, acquired in the late 19th/early 20th century.
Hirota Fukosai, founder of Kochukyo, Japan.
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