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467

PROPERTY FROM A HONG KONG PRIVATE COLLECTION

A SANCAI LOBED BOX AND COVER
LIAO DYNASTY
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 175,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
467

PROPERTY FROM A HONG KONG PRIVATE COLLECTION

A SANCAI LOBED BOX AND COVER
LIAO DYNASTY
Estimate
50,00070,000
LOT SOLD. 175,000 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Chinese ‎Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection

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Hong Kong

A SANCAI LOBED BOX AND COVER
LIAO DYNASTY
the domed cover decorated with a lobed cartouche enclosing a stylised floral motif comprising of whorls, striations and overlapping petals, applied with a cream-coloured glaze splashed with green and amber markings
10 cm, 4 in.
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Exhibited

In Pursuit of Antiquities: Thirty-fifth Anniversary Exhibition of the Min Chiu Society, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1995, cat. no. 91.

Catalogue Note

This charming box is characteristic of the flamboyant and colourful style that was favoured among the gentry class of the Tang and Liao dynasties. A circular box of this type, in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, is illustrated in William Watson, Tang and Liao Ceramics, London, 1984, pl. 187; and another box from the collection of K.C. Chung, was sold at Christie’s New York, 21st September 2001, lot 417. See also a green-glazed box included in the exhibition Sui To no Bijutsu [Arts of the Sui and Tang dynasty], Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, Osaka, 1976, cat. no. 144.

Its lobed shape and crisp linear decoration on this piece were probably inspired by silver ware with traced decoration. Furthermore the circular beads bordering the cover are reminiscent of pearl beading favoured in silver. A lobed silver box decorated with florets and attributed to the Tang dynasty, is illustrated in Duan Shu’an and Li Hong, Selected Treasures from Hejiacun Tang Hoard, Beijing, 2003, pl. 17.

Chinese ‎Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection

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Hong Kong