Tang Dynasty Sancai Ware Small Cup | China, 8-9C


A Tang Sancai sake cup with green glaze and brown glaze blending beautifully on a white slip. It was probably fired at the Huangji kiln in Gongyi City, Henan Province. It is one of a set of seven cups representing the Big Dipper, which were originally arranged on the same Sancai board.

Sancai, which has long been regarded as grave goods, is now recognized as being excavated from living ruins, so there is room for consideration as to whether this cup was one of grave goods or practical ware.

There are minor flaws on the rim and base, but they are not very noticeable. The silvering appears on the surface. Comes in a box.

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