A white-glazed ewer, Tang Dynasty (618-906)


Lot 8. A white-glazed ewer, Tang Dynasty (618-906); 19cm (7 1/2in) high. Sold for £ 2,500 (€ 2,806). © Bonhams

The ovoid body rising from a gently tapering foot, a narrow spout set on the shoulder opposite the handle formed from three strands of clay tied together towards the flaring neck, the body covered with a white slip and a dark creamy glaze stopping above the foot.

Provenance: Carl Kempe Collection, no.239 (label)
Sotheby's London, 14 May 2008, lot 215.

Illustrated: B.Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl.232.

Note: A similar ewer, but very slightly taller, is illustrated in Chinese Ceramic Treasures: A selection from the Ulricehamn East Asian Museum, including The Carl Kempe Collection, Ulricehamn, 2002, no.495.

Bonhams. FINE CHINESE ART. London, New Bond Street, 15 May 2014