16 mars 2009

Sancai and Blue Glazed Candlestick. Tang Dynasty, first half of the 8th century. Gongxian, Henan Province. Glazed Earthenware

Sancai and Blue Glazed Candlestick. Tang Dynasty, first half of the 8th century. Gongxian, Henan Province. Glazed Earthenware Height: 12 ¼ in, 32 cm Note: This example is particularly noteworthy for its large size and for the careful and exact application of the lead based sancai glazes which are notoriously viscous. The artisan has enhanced the strong architectural form, based on a metal prototype, by decorating the various elements in different and contrasting sancai and blue glazes. Egyptians, Greeks, Etruscans and... [Lire la suite]