525
525
A LARGE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY JAR 
TANG DYNASTY 
Estimate
6,0008,000
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525
A LARGE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY JAR 
TANG DYNASTY 
Estimate
6,0008,000
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Details & Cataloguing

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A LARGE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY JAR 
TANG DYNASTY 
the finely potted globular body with steeply rounded sides rising from a flat circular base to an incurved canted rim, the shoulder set with two knopped lug handles, the handles and the upper body applied with green, amber and ivory glazes forming a textile-inspired pattern of vertical bands and floret medallions over a white slip, the rim applied with an amber glaze with a pale amber glaze to the interior, lacquered wood cover and Japanese wood box (4) 
Width 9 in., 23 cm 
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Catalogue Note

Sancai-glazed jars of this form are more commonly known of smaller size, such as a jar sold in these rooms, 4th June 1985, lot 93; and another sold in our Los Angeles rooms, 31st May 1978, lot 1285. See also a smaller jar of this form decorated only with florets, in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures in the Palace Museum. Porcelain of the Jin and Tang Dynasties, Hong Kong, 1996, pl. 206; another with lozenges, from the Yang De Tang Collection, included in the exhibition Chinese Ceramics of Eight Dynasties, National Museum of History, Beijing, Taipei, 1987, p. 22 (top), and sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 6th October 2015, lot 88; and a jar with splashes sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 11th May 1983, lot 18.

A fragment of a jar of this form and similarly decorated with florets divided by vertical lines was recovered at the Gongxian kiln site at Huangye in Gongyi, Henan province, and is illustrated in Three-Colour Glazed Pottery Kilns of the Tang Dynasty at Huangye, Beijing, 2000, col. pl. 58.4, together with a reconstructed example with splashes, col. pl. 20.2.

A Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private Collection

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New York