A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (618-907)

Lot 1314. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (618-907); 15½ in. (39.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 11,875. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011

Shown standing with hands clasped beneath the long green and straw resist-glazed shawl, wearing a short amber-glazed jacket, her long skirt resist-glazed in amber and striped in green, with green-glazed shoes, the delicate features of her face detailed in black and red pigment, and her hair dressed in a wing-like coiffure, wood stand, box.

Provenance: Yin Chuan Tang Ltd., Hong Kong, 14 February 1988.
Greenwald Collection no. 25. 

Literature: Gerald M. Greenwald, The Greenwald Collection, Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics, 1996, no. 25. 

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.