Sancai-splashed globular jarlet and flat cover with pear-shaped finial, Tang dynasty, 618-906Photo courtesy Marchant

covered in a bright and even shining glaze with clear and pale green glazes extending to the interior. 8.3cm high. Price on request

• Formerly in a Japanese private collection.
• A similar example is illustrated in The Illustrated Catalogue of the Tokyo National Museum, 1965, no. 110, p. 226; another is illustrated by Eskenazi in Chinese ceramics from the Cottle collection, 1973, no. 7, pp. 20/1.

Marchant. 'Chinese Ceramics Tang to Qing' exhibiting tuesday 6th may - friday 30th may 2014 - http://www.marchantasianart.com/