Lot 1107. A sancai-glazed applique-decorated tripod jar, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907), 7 in. (18 cm.) high. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 112,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
The globular body is supported on three animal-claw feet and has a waisted neck with flared rim. The sides are decorated with alternating large and small molded floral appliques, and are covered with streaked glazes of green, amber and cream color that fall towards the lower body revealing the buff ware.
Provenance: IIn Hong Kong prior to 1996.
Sotheby's New York, 22 September 2005, lot 10.
Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York.
Note: Compare the sancai-glazed pottery tripod jar with very similar molded floral appliques, but of smaller size (13.3 cm. high), from the Dexinshuwu Collection, included in The Special Exhibition of Tang Tri-Colour, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1995, p. 139, and subsequently sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 4 October 2016, lot 3.
A sancai-glazed applique-decorated tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907), from the Dexinshuwu Collection, 5 1/4 in. (13.3 cm) high. Sold for HKD 275,000 at Christie’s Hong Kong, 4 October 2016, lot 3. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016
(Cf. my post: A sancai-glazed applique-decorated tripod jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York