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    • Sancai-glazed White Earthenware Ewer
    • Sancai-glazed White Earthenware Ewer
    Sancai-glazed White Earthenware Ewer

    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

    Sancai-glazed White Earthenware Ewer

    Tang dynasty, 8th century

    The striking amber, cream and green sancai-glaze on this unusual ewer is complemented by the crisp applied decorations on its ovoid body. Four large leafy quatrefoils are interspersed with palmettes, rosettes and smaller quatrefoils. These would have been made in moulds and applied individually to the vessel to form the rich surface decoration.

    Height: 30.1cm