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Tang Dynasty Sancai Glazed Pottery Camel, TL Tested

US$17,500

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An evocative Chinese Tang dynasty (618 to 906 AD) sancai glazed pottery model of a braying camel. The camel is well modeled, standing foursquare upon a rectangular plinth, neck raised, head thrown back, and mouth open in either a defiant, or triumphant, bray. Although sancai means "three color", this particular camel is glazed with only two colors - mostly in amber, with patches of straw glaze mimicking the large patches of fur along the camel's legs, humps, head and neck. TL tested by the University of Hong Kong. An almost identical camel, of the same size and with the same distinctive glaze, was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, April 4, 2017, lot 85, with a T.Y. King and Sons provenance.

Details

  • Dimensions
    Height: 21.25 in. (53.98 cm)Width: 15 in. (38.1 cm)Depth: 5.5 in. (13.97 cm)
  • Style
    Tang (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
    Pottery,Glazed
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    618-906 AD
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. With repairs and restoration, as expected.
  • Seller Location
    Austin, TX
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU89477180943

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    to United States 0, arrives in 6-11 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Austin, TX
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

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Located in Austin, TX

Founded in 2001, Lotus Gallery offers a carefully curated selection of furniture, jewelry, sculpture and works of art spanning millennia, continents and cultures. Although it seeks out beauty in all its forms, they specialize in Asian antiquities, especially Chinese pieces from the Han and Tang dynasties and chinoiserie. Based in Austi...

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