Offered by: Art Peritus | Selects
By Appointment New York City, NY 10021 , United States Call Seller 646.921.2393


Tang Dynasty Sancai Lokapala Guardian

$ 11,000
  • Description
    Oxford TL test accompanies.

    Condition: Vertical hairline crack with reattached 1-in triangular break to front of base. Scattered loss (or.just unglazed surface) to lower perimeter of base. Scattered minor hairline firing cracks to verso. Scattered small concretions to glaze on back of upper body.

    Provenance: an important Park Avenue collection.

    Chinese Sancai glazed pottery figure of a Guardian is a protector of the deceased. This warrior dressed in armor with a fierce face and imposing position would accompany the dead into the next life. Only the wealthy could afford such sculptures at the time. The green, buff and chestnut sancai glaze is typical of these wares.
  • More Information
    Origin: China
    Period: Pre 18th Century
    Materials: Terracotta
    Condition: Fair. See description for full condition notes. Oxford TL test accompanies.
    Creation Date: Tang Dynasty (618 to 906)
    Styles / Movements: Asian, Traditional
    Patterns: Asian/Oriental, Traditional
    Dealer Reference #: 18264
    Incollect Reference #: 625649
  • Dimensions
    W. 12 in; H. 30.75 in; D. 7.75 in;
    W. 30.48 cm; H. 78.11 cm; D. 19.69 cm;
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Art Peritus | Selects is the latest venture for our 15-year-old Appraisal & Advisory firm. The clients we serve have a keen eye and discerning taste. Our exclusive access to their collections of fine and decorative arts, watches, jewelry, and collectibles, allow us to offer ‘selects’ of researched, vetted and quality pieces.

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