Lot 592. Two sancai-glazed pottery tripod jars, Tang dynasty (618-907). The taller 5 1/2in (14cm) high. Estimate US$ 12,000 - 15,000 (€ 11,000 - 13,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019
Each of a compressed globular body surmounted by a short neck with flared rim, the exterior decorated in ocher and green glaze, with the green running over the shoulder, leaving resist-decorated spots dabbed with ocher, the middle applied with ocher glaze, also leaving resist spots and ending in an irregular line above the base revealing the buff body, all supported on three short cabriole legs.
Provenance: Collection of Ruth and Richard Dickes
Acquired in New York City, 10 August 1998.
Note: The dating of one jar is consistent with the results of an Oxford Authentication Ltd. Thermoluminescence test, sample no. C199z32 dated 18 August 1999.
Bonhams. Chinese works of art, New York, 18 March 2019, 10:00 EDT