A sancai-glazed pottery jar, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)

Lot 965. A sancai-glazed pottery jar, China, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 10 ½ in. (26.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000Price realised USD 21,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018

The wide ovoid body liberally splashed with bright amber, cream and green glazes that covers the short neck and continue over the out-turned rim, all on a white slip that falls irregularly towards the flat base exposing the pale pinkish-buff body.

Provenance: Yamanaka & Co., Bar Harbor, 1929. 
Mrs. Abby Aldrich Rockefeller, New York, 1929-1948. 
Estate of Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (with a lifetime interest to John D. Rockefeller, Jr.), 1948-1960. 
Winthrop Rockefeller, Petit John Mountain, Arkansas, 1960-1973. 
Estate of Winthrop Rockefeller, 1973-1974. 
Acquired in August 1974.

LiteratureR. Ellsworth et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection: Arts of Asia and Neighboring Cultures, New York, 1993, vol III, p. 80, no. 36.

Christie's. The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Travel and Americana, New York, 10 May 2018