TANG DYNASTY 618 – 907. Tang Stoneware.

A Tang Stoneware Jar with a Rich Brown Glaze. Probably from a Kiln in Henan Province, 8th or 9th Century.


Chip to foot.
Height : 14 cm (5 1/2 inches)
Provenance : The Edward Wrangham Collection of Japanese and Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. Edward Wrangham (1928-2009). Ted Wrangham was born in London and educated at Eaton, then later at Magdalene College Cambridge. In 1957 he took up farming in Northumberland and championed environmental causes in the north east of England. His grandfather was the esteemed collector Stephen Winkworth, his uncle William (Billy) Winkworth, another important collector of Chinese Ceramics. The seeds of his interest were sown early, Stephen Winkworth presented him with a netsuke when he was only eight years old. His interest in Japanese and Chinese art led him to collect, he purchased his collection from a range of sources, including many pieces from his grandfather`s (Stephen Winkworth) collection when they were sold by Sotheby`s in the early 1970`s. While his taste was eclectic it was highly educated, the cultural history of the objects in his collection was something that fascinated him. He wrote extensively about oriental art, including the private printing of an important reference book in 1995, The Index of Inro Artists.
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