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|Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 ) China|
A nice pair of elegant ridge tiles molded and decorated with riders on their horses, presenting an amber yellow, black and green glaze of good quality called Sancai. Each statue represents an officer dressed in a long belted dress and wearing the typical black hat of dignitaries. Horses are standing four square on their tile.
The word Sancai, which means "three colors" in Chinese, is obtained by using different oxides mixed with varnishes cooked at low-temperature. With the iron we obtain the yellow, the copper gives the green or sometimes the dark brown color, the cobalt the blue. It seems that this pursuit of colors dates back to the Han period, when they tried to imitate bronze objects, reputedly more precious because they were expensive to produce and used by the nobility.
|Test of thermoluminescence confirms the dating, Ming Dynasty (1368-1644 AD).|
State of Preservation: Perfect, not restored. Pleasant thick good and shiny glaze with beautiful varied colors. Very good state of preservation, no visible repair, only some small cracks on the glaze due to age.
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Cultural Passport delivered by the French Ministry of Culture, N 101012, allowing exportation worldwide.
|Provenance: Formerly Rockefeller CollectionThe archives of the Rockefeller family confirm:- Bought at Yamanaka, Bar Harbor, Maine (U.S.A). in 1926- Abigail Aldrich Rockefeller estate- Lawrence Rockefeller estate|
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