A MOLDED SANCAI-GLAZED 'PILGRIM' FLASK, TANG DYNASTY
A MOLDED SANCAI-GLAZED 'PILGRIM' FLASK
of flattened ovoid form, supported on a tall splayed foot and surmounted by a slightly waisted neck and wide galleried rim, the shoulders set with a pair of foliate loop handles, the body crisply molded on both sides with stylized meandering floral and foliate scrolls, all under irregular splashes of vivid green, amber, and cream glazes, dripping down and stopping irregularly at the foot to reveal the fine beige body
Height 6 in., 15.3 cm
Shallow glaze flakes and losses throughout. The bottom has a small drilled hole for TL testing sample. Expected surface abrasions, wear and scratches consistent with the type and age. A few imperfections such as kiln adhesion.
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Roger Keverne, Ltd., London.
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The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford Authentication Ltd., no. C106w22.