A sancai-glazed pottery model of a ram, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 407. A sancai-glazed pottery model of a ram, Tang dynasty (618-907); 19.5cm., 7 5/8in. Estimate 3,000 — 4,000 GBP. Lot Sold 3,750 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008

naturalistically modelled standing four square on a rectangular base with its head facing forward, the horns and side of its head streaked in an amber and green glaze, the remainder of the head and body in a clear glaze, wood standtogether with a sancai model of a figure holding a lion, and a small sancai baluster vase. Quantity: 4

Provenance: Ram: The Collection of Cyrus and Mildred Churchill, Concordia House, Illinois.

Sotheby's New York, 19 March 2007, lot 143 (part).

Pottery figure: Berkley Galleries (according to label).

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 05 Nov 08. London