A Chinese sancai-glazed pottery rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 466. A Chinese sancai-glazed pottery rhyton, Tang dynasty (618-907); length 5 in.; 12.7 cm. Estimate $4,000 - $6,000. Courtesy Sotheby's.

of horn shape, the coupe tapering to a goose-form terminal, the fowl reaching its neck forward and clasping its tail in its beak to form a loop handle, the exterior surface modeled with anatomical features and a stippled texture, splashed with amber, green, and brown glazes.

Provenance: Property from the Collection of Mrs. Mary Cohen, Sotheby's London, July 14, 1970, lot 9.

ExhibitedArts of the Tang Dynasty, The Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1955, cat. no. 146. 

Sotheby's. A Collecting Legacy: Property from the Collection of Nelson & Happy Rockefeller, New York, 18 January 2019, 10:00 AM