TANG DYNASTY 618 – 906 Sancai Pottery

A Tang Sancai Glazed Pottery Cup, Probably from a Kiln in Henan Province. The Rim of this Lead Glazed Cup is Decorated with Alternate Green and Iron Brown. The Exterior is Unglazed. Cups Such as this Formed Part of a Set, Often Presented on a Pottery Tray.


In excellent condition, the surface of the lead-glaze very slightly degraded. The is a tiny loss to the glaze on an iron brown splash.
Diameter : 6.5 cm (2 1/2 inches)
Robert McPherson Antiques The John Drew Collection of Chinese and Japanese Ceramics (See our `Sold items number 19840). The Collection of Mr and Mrs Guy-Jones. Label to base, item 1190.
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Sancai Pottery :
Sancai (three colours) is a term used to describe low fired polychrome glazes consisting of three or sometimes four colours. These were predominately green, brown, yellow and cream. Typical Sancai pottery includes lead fluxed Tang wares.