A sancai-glazed square dish, Liao Dynasty (907-1125 AD)

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Lot 256. A sancai-glazed square dish, Liao Dynasty (907-1125 AD); 4.3/4 in. (12.1 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 1,000 - GBP 2,000. Price Realised GBP 1,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2018

The dish is moulded to the interior with a stylized chrysanthemum blossom and leafy tendrils in amber and green tones on a cream ground. The rim is decorated with further flowers and tendrils. The amber glaze covers the sides of the exterior and falls short of the base to reveal the reddish-buff coloured body.

ProvenancePrivate English Collection, assembled in Hong Kong prior to 1996.

Christie's. The Art of China: London, Spring Edition, 20-28 March 2018.