28 août 2018

An unusual small dark brown-glazed double-gourd vase, late Tang dynasty, 9th century

An unusual small dark brown-glazed double-gourd vase, late Tang dynasty, 9th century

Lot 1283. An unusual small dark brown-glazed double-gourd vase, late Tang dynasty, 9th century; 6 3/8 in. (16.2 cm) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Unsold. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018

The bottle has an ovoid body and a pair of double-strap handles that flank a waisted neck below the garlic mouth applied with six bosses around the mouth rim, all under a glaze of dark brown color that falls in an irregular line on the lower body exposing the fine light grey body, cloth box.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 - 14 September 2018

 


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