Rare Figural Sancai Glazed Rhyton, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Glazed Earthenware. Height: 4 7/8 inches - Sold

The drinking cup of trumpet-form is crisply molded and finely hand-finished. The handle, formed of a leafy stem, issues a stippled Buddha’s hand citron upon which is straddled a high-capped Central Asian figure with a large wine jar in his arms. The mouth of the cup is decorated with symmetrically applied lotus blossoms. A lustrous Sancai glaze is applied overall and three spur marks at the base reveal the pale buff-tone body. all text & images © Berwald Oriental Art

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