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

Lot 720. A sancai-glazed pottery figure of a court lady, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); 14½ in. (36.7 cm.) high. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 22,500. © Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.

The figure is shown wearing a shawl draped around her shoulders that falls in long folds over her clasped hands. The delicate features of her face are detailed in black and red pigment, and her hair is pulled up in a tall coiffure.

Provenance: Acquired in Tokyo, Japan, March 1997.

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza