Examples of dragon-handled amphoras, both with white and amber-brown glazes, have been found in Gongyi city, Henan province, not far from the Gongyi kiln site, one of the foremost producers of Tang pottery. A reconstructed example, unearthed from a Tang dynasty tomb at Beiyaowan, near Gongyi, was included in the exhibition Ceramic Finds from Henan, University Museum and Art Gallery, Hong Kong, 1997, cat. no. 12.
A very similar amphora from the collection of Robert W. de Forest, now in the Newark Museum, was included in the exhibition Chinese Art from the Newark Museum, China Institute in America, New York, 1980, cat. no. 9; and another from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bernat was sold in these rooms, 7th November 1980, lot 54, and again at Christie’s New York, 4th June 1987, lot 156.
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