19 - 20 September 2013
A SMALL SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY TRIPOD JAR
TANG DYNASTY (AD 618-907)
The jar has a globular body raised on three lion-paw supports and is covered in a splashed glaze of green, dark and yellowish-amber color that is arranged in stripes on the outcurved rim and falls in an irregular line on the underside to expose the pale body. A yellow glaze is on the interior.
3 in. (7.7 cm.) high, box
The Ruth Dreyfus Collection, Paris, March 1970. Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York. Else Sackler Collection, and thence by descent within the family.
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Oriental Ceramic Society, London, The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty, 1955, pl. 102.
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