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  • Pair of Sancai-glazed White Earthenware Circular Boxes and Covers

    Tang: ceramics, metalwork and sculpture

    21 October - 6 November, 2021

    Eskenazi Limited is delighted to hold an exhibition entirely devoted to rare works of art including ceramics, sculpture and metalwork from the Tang Dynasty (618 to 907 AD), often called the golden age of Chinese culture. This is only the second time that Eskenazi has held an exhibition covering a wide range of material, solely dedicated to the Tang Dynasty. The first was in 1987. Notable highlights of this 2021 exhibition include a magnificent and monumental dry lacquer head of a bodhisattva, one of only three known surviving examples of this kind and a rare sancai-glazed zodiac animal figure with a human body and an equine head

    Pair of Sancai-glazed White Earthenware Circular Boxes and Covers

    Tang dynasty, 618 - 907

    The floral design on these boxes was produced using a ‘resist’ technique. Wax or powdered kaolin was employed to create the design of flowerheads. The glaze was then applied to the surface of each box but the resist material stopped the glaze from adhering, leaving the floral pattern in reserve.

    Diameter: 5.5cm