Lot 1164. An amber-glazed marbled pottery cup, Tang dynasty (618-907); 3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) across handle. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 87,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013
The cup has a deep, rounded body that rises from the small flared foot to the everted rim, and a loop handle to one side. It is covered inside and out with a marbled white and reddish slip that appears as brown marbling under the yellow-amber glaze.
Provenance: Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954) Collection.
The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned in 1962.
Note: TCompare the similar glazed marbled cup illustrated in Zui To no Bijutsu, The Osaka Municipal Museum of Fine Art, 1976, p. 18, no. 1-142.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 21 - 22 March 2013.