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Tang dynasty's ceramics from a private English collection at Christie's London, 15 May 2018 © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.

A sancai-glazed blue-splashed pottery jar, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 31. A sancai-glazed blue-splashed pottery jar, Tang dynasty (618-907); 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 6,975 - USD 11,160)Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.

The jar is decorated to the exterior with a thin cream-coloured glaze splashed with blue and green streaks starting from the rim and falling down towards the foot to expose the pinkish-buff body. 

Property from a private English collection.

ProvenancePrivate English collection, assembled in Hong Kong prior to 1996.

The result of Oxford Authentication Thermoluminescence Test number C117p5 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

A sancai-glazed blue-splashed pottery tripod censer, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 32. sancai-glazed blue-splashed pottery tripod censer, Tang dynasty (618-907); 7 ¼ in. (18.5 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 4,000 - GBP 6,000 (USD 5,580 - USD 8,370)Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.

The compressed globular body is raised on three lion-paw feet and is covered to the upper body with a glaze streaked in blue and amber with a band of pale splashes in reserve at the shoulder. The short neck and the everted rim are glazed amber.

Property from a private English collection.

Provenance: Private English collection, assembled in Hong Kong prior to 1996.

The result of Oxford Authentication Thermoluminescence Test number C117p17 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

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Lot 33. A straw and amber-glazed pottery equestrian, Tang dynasty (618-907); 14 in. (35.5 cm.) high. Estimate GBP 6,000 - GBP 8,000 (USD 8,370 - USD 11,160)Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.

The horse is naturalistically modelled standing foursquare on a rectangular base with the head held up and looking slightly to one side. The amber-glazed rider is modelled wearing long-sleeved robes, with his head and cap left unglazed. The horse is decorated with an amber mane and amber-splashes on a straw-coloured body.

Property from a private English collection.

Provenance: Private English collection, assembled in Hong Kong prior to 1996.

The result of Oxford Authentication Thermoluminescence Test number C117p18 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

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Lot 34. A sancai-glazed pottery camel, Tang dynasty (618-907); 22 ½ in. (57 cm.) highEstimate GBP 10,000 - GBP 15,000 (USD 13,950 - USD 20,925)Price realised GBP 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.

The Bactrian camel is modelled standing foursquare on a rectangular base with its head is held high and its mouth open. An oval blanket with a pleated border is draped over its humps. The saddle-cloth and the throat are covered in a cream glaze, and the body and legs in an amber glaze, all highlighted with splashes of green, amber and cream glazes.

Property from a private English collection. 

Provenance: Private English collection, assembled in Hong Kong prior to 1996.

The result of Oxford Authentication Thermoluminescence Test number C117p3 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 15 May 2009 - SALE 15487