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SOLD BY THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

TWO LARGE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURES OF LEONINE EARTH SPIRITS
TANG DYNASTY 
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
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745

SOLD BY THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO

TWO LARGE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURES OF LEONINE EARTH SPIRITS
TANG DYNASTY 
Estimate
10,00015,000
LOT SOLD. 13,750 USD
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Details & Cataloguing

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TWO LARGE SANCAI-GLAZED POTTERY FIGURES OF LEONINE EARTH SPIRITS
TANG DYNASTY 
each winged beast modeled seated on its haunches atop a pierced rockwork base, the fierce head with mouth agape, teeth bared, and pulled back in a menacing snarl beneath bulging eyes and furrowed brows and framed by a projecting mane (one flaring and one spiky), all beneath two pairs of slender, curving horns flanking a tall unglazed flame-form crest, liberally splashed overall with green, amber and straw glazes (2)
Height of taller 35 in., 88.9 cm
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Provenance

Collection of Joseph Winterbotham, Jr. (1878-1954).
Gifted to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago in 1954 (acc. no. 1954.412 and 1954.413).

Catalogue Note

Two sancai-glazed figures with similarly leonine features, described as a pair and of slightly larger size, from the collection of the British Rail Pension Fund were sold in our London rooms, 12th December 1989. Two further figures of this feline type, also described as a pair, from the Buffalo Society of Natural Sciences, sold at Christie's New York, 3rd December 1992, lot 236.

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