A pair of Chinese earthenware bird ewers

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

Lot Description

A pair of Chinese earthenware bird ewers, press moulded with remnant sancai glazes. Sold by George Walker Auctioneers in 1974 in a catalogue of early ‘Chinese Ceramics... and Gold Tomb Jewellery... the property of a private collector and well-known authority’. The two ‘very important sacrificial grave ewers ...extremely rare...Tang Dynasty, 10th Century’ examples accompany the auction invoice for $1350 and achieved the highest price recorded from the collection. Sold with the accompanying catalogue.