Two small sancai-glazed pottery vessels, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

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.

ProvenanceDish: 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

LiteratureDish: 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.

ExhibitedChinese 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