Lot 1309. Two small sancai-glazed pottery vessels, Tang dynasty (618-907); 5 7/16 and 4 in. (13.9 and 10.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 5,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011
One a small shallow dish, impressed in the center with a flower head in amber, green and cream glaze reserved on a green glaze that continues over the rim to partially cover the flat base; the other a small bowl with deep rounded sides, molded on the exterior with a pattern of four-petaled flowers reserved on a granular ground, the base with a flower head, splash-glazed in green, amber and cream all over, wood stands.
Provenance: Dish: Sotheby's, New York, 8 May 1980, lot 110.
Bowl: The Honorable Hugh Scott Collection: Sotheby's, New York, 19 November 1982, lot 166.
Greenwald Collection nos. 17 and 18, respectively.
Literature: Dish: Gerald M. Greenwald, Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics, 1996, no. 17.
Bowl: H. Scott, The Golden Age of Chinese Art, Rutland, Vermont/Tokyo, 1966, pl. 61.
Gerald M. Greenwald, Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics, 1996, no. 18.
Exhibited: Chinese Art from the Collection of the Hon. Hugh Scott, Mary Washington College, 1968, no. 84.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011