HELP NEEDED TO APPROXIMATE AGE OF SANCAI VASES.

by Andrew

Hello again Peter,
I acquired a pair of sancai glazed vases.
Some larger crazing to glaze, which stops neatly above the base.
Base rim has been hand tooled/tapered,the inner & outer rim by hand, not a machine grind.
If you could guestimate age for me would help gratefully with any knowledge you could offer in your determinations.
regards again,
Andrew

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Sep 15, 2011
sancai
by: peter

Andrew,
Do a Google image search for "sancai burial ware" (maybe you need to use google.com not .au) and you should get a good view of the colors.
Although many of the items shown may be copies, the general idea of the colors should be appropriate.

Tang Sancai was exclusively for burials, they had a completely different type of ceramics for everyday use.


Sep 15, 2011
SANCAI VASES
by: Andrew

Hi Peter,
NO, they were quite cheap at a flea market,took a punt, but I really don't know much about Chinese shapes or Sancai glazes as you can see.
Thanks for your valuable input, each bit of info from you allows me to better understand what to look for.
your humble student, Andrew.

Sep 14, 2011
vase
by: peter

Andrew,
In my view this vase is not antique, and possibly not even Chinese.
Sancai does not look like this, and there is no modern Sancai, except fakes.
First the shape, this shape is frequent Japanese vases, and it is likely only found in later 20th century Chinese porcelain, but hardly in traditional vase shapes.
The bottom is not a Chinese bottom, in my view.
The glaze colors are not right for traditional Sancai. That pouring over of the colors is something modern, I feel.

Did you buy this as an antique?

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