A sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 8051. A sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 15 1/2in (39.4cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 9,000 (€ 4,800 - 7,200) © Bonhams 2001-2018

Elegantly potted with an ovoid body tapering to the foot, a waisted neck and a pair of curved double-strap handles each applied with three bosses and terminating in dragon heads that grasp the lip, the green, amber and clear glaze splashed over the handles, neck and shoulders, raised on a concave foot.

NoteA similar sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang dynasty, was sold at Bonhams London, 9 November 2017, lot 43.

118024756

A rare sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang Dynasty (618-907). 38.6cm (15 1/4in) high. Sold for £ 17,500 (€ 19,550) at Bonhams London, 9 November 2017, lot 43. © Bonhams 2001-2017

Cf. my post: A rare sancai-glazed pottery amphora, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Bonhams. CHINESE WORKS OF ART AND PAINTINGS, 19 Mar 2018, 12:00 EDT, NEW YORK