15 - 16 March 2015
A RARE YELLOW-GLAZED MARBLED POTTERY CUP
TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907)
The cup has a deep, rounded body that tapers from a bow-string band to the small flared foot and rises to the everted rim, with a loop handle to one side. The marbled white and red ware is covered with a transparent glaze of yellow color.
2 1/8 in. (5.4 cm.) high, Japanese wood box
In Japan prior to 1976.
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Chugoku bijitsu ten - 3 - Sui to no bijitsu, Osaka Municipal Museum, 1976, p. 18, no. 1-142.
Osaka Municipal Art Museum, Osaka, Japan, Chugoku bijitsu ten Zui To no Bijutsu, 10 - 14 November 1976, no. 1-142.
A very similar marbled cup, but without the bow-string band, from The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, was sold at Christie's New York, 21-22 March 2013, lot 1164.
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