A sancai-glazed pottery ewer, Tang dynasty


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Lot 167. A sancai-glazed pottery ewer, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 6¼ in., 15.9 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USDLot sold: 7,560 USD. © Sotheby's 2021

finely potted, the pear-shaped body rising from a slightly splayed foot to a slender neck opening into a trefoil mouth, a rope-twist handle of two distinct strands arching from the mouth to the shoulder, all beneath splashed straw, green and amber glazes, stopping unevenly below the shoulders to reveal the grayish-beige body.

ProvenanceJapanese Collection.
Mayuyama & Co., Tokyo.
Sen Shu Tey, Tokyo.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021