738
738

SOLD BY THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EARTH SPIRIT
TANG DYNASTY 
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
738

SOLD BY THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EARTH SPIRIT
TANG DYNASTY 
Estimate
6,0008,000
LOT SOLD. 6,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Chinese Art

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A SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURE OF AN EARTH SPIRIT
TANG DYNASTY 
the ferocious creature modeled seated on its haunches on a rockwork base, the unglazed head well articulated with bulging eyes, furrowed brows, mouth agape pulled back in a grimace, and flanked by large fan-shaped ears, spiky flames and a tall pointed horn, the body with a broad muscular chest above rigid forelegs, each set with a multi-pronged wing, glazed in wide swathes of amber and cream, the chest, wings and base dappled in amber, green and pale-yellow
Height 38 in., 96.5 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Mrs. Bertha Palmer Thorne (1911-1974) and Mrs. Pauline Palmer Wood (1917-1984).
Gifted to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, in 1970 (acc. no. 1970.1070).

Important Chinese Art

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New York