Lot 1163. A large amber and straw-glazed pottery figure of a camel, Tang dynasty (618-907); 31 in. (78.8 cm.) high. Estimate USD 18,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 32,500. © 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, wood stand.
Provenance: Edwin W. Mills, Salone, Arizona, 1929.
The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned in 1957.
Exhibited: On loan: William Hayes Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1929, no. 521.
The Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, Chinese Porcelains, 15 March - 15 April 1946.
George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, Springfield, Massachusetts, Woven Dreams: Images and Objects of Silk from the Springfield Art Museums, 25 September 2002 - 5 January 2003.
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.