Antique Chinese Sancai Glazed Pottery Parrot Roof Tile

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Seller: the.marcel.gibrat.collection (1,491) 100%, Location: Asheville, North Carolina, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 303566886619 Item Type: Ceramic Parrot Item Description: A charming antique Chinese sancai glazed terracotta roof tile parrot. The tile depicts a fantastically formed parrot perched on a rock. It is colored mostly in a superb deep emerald green with brown beak and black eyes. The rock shows the dripped yellow/white and green sancai glaze. The bird has carved details all over representing feathers. There is a hole on its back for letting out hot air during the firing process. These roof tiles were placed on corners of houses to ward off evil spirits. The colors remain very strong but the glaze is lost in many places, including the bird's beak and both wings, please see photos. Item Size: approx 8 inches tall x 2.5 inches wide x 3 inches deep Country or Region: China Item Age: circa late 1800s - early 1900s Provenance: Ex Marcel Gibrat Collection purchased between 1965 and 1991 For more info do a search for "The Marcel Gibrat Collection" including the quote marks. Marcel Gibrat (Pictured working on a Greek Kylyx in the 1970s), my grandfather, was a Restorer for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan and later owned a Madison Avenue Restoration Studio and Art Gallery one block from the Guggenheim Museum. From the 1960s to 1990s. Marcel was undoubtedly a genius and was, as far as I know, the only Restorer for the Met without a PhD. In fact he had a sixth grade education. He was also a talented painter. I’m Max Lewin the curator of what remains of Marcel’s extensive art collection, comprising ancient, tribal, Asian and European art. I have grown up around art and antiquities my entire life and am a student of history and ancient cultures. I worked with Marcel summers and in college. I have sold over 1000 items from his collection on eBay since 2003 with a 100% positive rating. Satisfaction guaranteed and returns accepted. Marcel began purchasing antiquities, tribal art, Asian art and European art beginning in the early to mid 1960s and many of the pieces in the collection were purchased at this time. He collected, restored, bought and sold high quality items for the better part of three decades, before falling ill and being unable to work in 1992. Marcel was an unquestioned expert in antiquities and all items in the collection from the ancient world are guaranteed to be authentic. Marcel also had a particular affinity for African tribal art, and while dating such items is problematic, he absolutely had impeccable taste. He started buying these items nearly sixty years ago when some of them were no doubt already quite old. He believed some to be from the 19th, 18th or even 17th century, and some of the items deemed important have in fact been sold for high ticket values at auction. Some of his opinions on provenance of tribal items have been challenged. There are also Asian items of various quality, and many fine and genuine items from primitive cultures including relatively contemporary ( a few hundred years old) and both neolithic and upper paleolithic items. Many of the items have archaeological markings. Region of Origin: China, Animal Type: Bird, Age: 1900-1940, Primary Material: Porcelain & Pottery, Theme: Animal, Original/Reproduction: Antique Original, Color: Green, Height: 8in. (20cm), Type: Bird, Chinese Dynasty: Qing (1644-1911)

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