1. An amber and blue glazed small tripod pottery jar

唐 灑藍、褐黃斑陶三足小鍑

 
The vessel is of compressed globular form with a short rolled everted rim, supported on three evenly spaced animal-paw shaped cabriole legs. A pair of parallel lines are incised around the shoulders. A minutely crackled glaze of variegated blue and amber, blending in places to a greenish colour, covers the exterior. The inside of the mouth is applied with alternating areas of amber and blue. The glaze ends in an uneven line around the base, showing the fine pale pinkish ware.

Provenance:
Lord Cunliffe Collection, label to base, no. PT 43
Kaikodo Asian Art, Fall 2017, exhibition catalogue, no. 27

Exhibited:
Oriental Ceramic Society Exhibition, London, 1955, label to base, no. 101.

For a closely related blue and amber glazed small tripod jar, formerly in the George de Menasce collection, see Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol.1, no. 260, p.151, where the author notes that
the kiln of manufacture would have been located in the Henan area.

Dimensions: Diameter: 8.5 cm, 3⅜ inches

Date: Tang dynasty (618-906)

Price: On Request