Chinese Liao Dynasty (907-1125) Three color molded earthenware PLATTER with flower motif of 3 incised blossoms and a "leaf pattern" background incised into the biscuit. Masahiko Sato in his book "Chinese Ceramics," Weatherhill, 1981 states on pg. 112, "Produced in the 11th C. under the influence of Middle and Late Tang 3 color ware and Persian pottery, the Liao 3 color ware with its crudely painted decoration seems closer than any of the other wares to Song enameled ware." De-accenssioned from the Ulrichehamn Museum in Sweden, from the Tectus Collection, #1123. Purchased @ Sotheby's in Paris, December 18, 2008. Condition is excellent but with some very slight glaze chipping in several locations which are barely discernible. Dimensions: 10 3/8 inches (26 cms.) in length x 5 3/4 inches (15 cms.) in width x 1 inch or 2.5 cms.
Wooden black presentation stand included.