A sancai-glazed pottery 'fish' vase, Tang - Liao dynasty | 唐至遼 三彩魚紋雙繫壺
A sancai-glazed pottery 'fish' vase
Tang - Liao dynasty
the elongated ovoid body resting on a spreading foot and rising to a rounded swelling shoulder, capped by a tapering cylindrical neck, the narrow sides applied with a pair of ridged flanges evoking dorsal fins terminating in a pair of loop handles at the shoulder, the broad sides each incised with an upright fish, raised bosses for the eyes, all under cream, apple-green and amber glazes, the recessed base unglazed revealing the buff clay body
Height 9¾ in., 24.8 cm
Overall with scattered small chips filled, including the rim, tips and edges of the fins and the foot rim, with the largest filled section measuring approx. 5.5 cm at the foot rim. Overall with minor wear to the surface and minor and expected firing imperfections.
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Acquired prior to 2000.