A pair of large sancai-glazed pottery figures of officials, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907)



Lot 1066. A pair of large sancai-glazed pottery figures of officials, Tang dynasty (AD 618-907); Each 41 in. (104.1 cm.) highPrice realised USD 7,560 (Estimate USD 10,000 – USD 15,000). © Christie's 2022

Each elegant figure is boldly modeled standing on a splash-glazed, pierced rock-form base with hands clasped in front of the chest within the narrow sleeves of an undergarment, wearing sancai-glazed breastplates over long tunics, cream-glazed trousers, and shoes with slightly upturned toes. Both have unglazed faces modeled with full cheeks and high arched eyebrows, surmounted by tall caps.

Property From The Collection Of Mr. And Mrs McLendon.

Provenance: In New York prior to April 1997.

The results of Oxford thermoluminescence tests nos. 866g28 and 866g32 are consistent with the dating of this lot.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022