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A Chinese 'Loyang-style' straw-glazed amphora
Tang Dynasty (618-907)
The ovoid body modeled with narrow flared neck and applied with twin dragon handles that bite the mouth rim, covered with a straw-coloured glaze ending irregularly on the upper body.
H. 29 cm

Provenance:
– Cheung King Antiques, Hong Kong (1999)
– Collection Drs. Koos de Jong, Amsterdam

Compare:
– R. Krahl, Yuegutang. One Berliner Sammlung Chinesischer Keramik, Berlin 2000, p. 110, no. 87
– R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, Full. I, London 1994, no. 224, p. 137
– [exhib.cat.] Yutaka Mino, Pre-Sung Dynasty Chinese Stonewares, The Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto, Ontario 1974, no. 17, p. 30

Note:
The shape of the amphora is derived from Roman ceramic examples or Sassanid silverware, exported via various Silk Roads to China by Central Asian traders.

Estimate
€ 12.000 - 18.000
Result
€ 10.000