Chinese sancai, three-colour glazed jar of ovoid form with gently flaring rim, painted on the shoulder with five petals in green, cream and chestnut glaze and incised with three concentric bands, dripping down towards the unglazed buff-coloured smooth unglaze pottery body, the flat base unglazed.

6 ¼ inches, 16 cm high.

Tang dynasty, Xi’an kiln.

Provenance & Additional Information

  • From the collection of a private lady.
  • A slightly larger sancai jar is included by Junkichi Mayuyama in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, no. 257, p. 96.



Excellent condition, natural glazed over rim indentation, very slightly wobbles, one spot retouched.