Chinese Tang Ceramic Decorated Bowl


A Chinese earthenware bowl from the Tang period decorated with tricoloured glazing. The bowl features a carinated base with a gently tapering body expanding towards the broad everted rim. Different sized shapes in tri-colour or sancai glaze decorate the rim and outer body along with a continuous horizontal rim across the lower body.

Date: Circa 618-906 AD
Period: Tang Dynasty
Provenance: From a IK collection; acquired from the Ancient Art Shop, Windsor, 1990s.
Condition: Fine condition, some surface ware with age.

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Chinese pottery dates as far back as the Palaeolithic period however, it prospered during the Tang dynasty. Popular techniques involved high-fire and low-fire although Tang sancai, meaning three coloured, was favoured overall. The process involved earthenware moulded into the desired shapes or vessels then decorated with colour, added to only the naturalistic areas rather than covering the whole piece. The pieces would have been baked in a kiln at roughly 1100 celsius, the glaze would then added and baked again at a lower heat. 

Weight 245.4 g
Dimensions W 14 x H 5.5 cm


Pottery and Porcelain

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