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A SANCAI-GLAZED FIGURE OF A COURT LADY TANG DYNASTY | 唐 三彩仕女立像

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

TANG SANCAI - THE SZE YUAN TANG COLLECTION | 思源堂舊藏唐三彩珍品

A SANCAI-GLAZED FIGURE OF A COURT LADY TANG DYNASTY | 唐 三彩仕女立像

A SANCAI-GLAZED FIGURE OF A COURT LADY TANG DYNASTY | 唐 三彩仕女立像

Estimate:

10,000

to
- 15,000 GBP

TANG SANCAI - THE SZE YUAN TANG COLLECTION

思源堂舊藏唐三彩珍品

A SANCAI-GLAZED FIGURE OF A COURT LADY

TANG DYNASTY

唐 三彩仕女立像


the elegant standing figure dressed in a high-waisted amber-glazed dress with green bodice, with hands clasped at the waist concealed by an straw-glazed sash

Height 41 cm, 16⅛ in.

Under UV examination it is possible to see that the head has been restored and re-attached to the neck, that there is over-painting encircling the lower edge of the dress and some further over-painting (circa 5x3cm) to the lower right side (as illustrated) of the dress and to the tip of the right (actual) foot.


中文內容僅供參考,請以英文原版為準。經紫光燈檢測,頸部或經修補,裙下方邊沿、右下方(約5x3公分區域)及右脚尖均見補繪。


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Ceramic sculptures of beautiful slender women, fashionably dressed with long high-waisted skirts, and a scarf covering theirs hands, were made to be housed in special niches in the tombs of the Tang nobility and high officials. While made in large numbers, extant examples of standing ladies vary greatly in quality, the present example being among the finest and largest of its type. The detailed rendering of the figure’s pleated skirt, the well-articulated triple-cloud slippers and the controlled application of green and amber glazes are comparable to some of the finest figures of Tang court ladies.


These earthenware figures offer a glimpse into Tang fashion and society. The cosmopolitan and international character of the dynasty had a significant impact on women, who were able to enjoy an unprecedented level of freedom and independence. Foreign fashion was favoured by noble women, as evidenced by these figures: the high waist of their skirts, long and tight sleeves, and low V-neck décolleté blouses, were inspired by Persian fashion.


A figure of similar size and coiffure was found in Guanlin, Luoyang, and is illustrated in Luoyang Tang sancai/Tang Dynasty Tri-Colour Pottery of Luoyang, Beijing, 1980, pl. 2; and another is published in Ezekiel Schloss, Ming-Ch’i. Clay Figures Reflecting Life in Ancient China, New York, 1975, pl. 98, together with a related figure with a different hair style, pl. 97.