A fine, round sancai-glazed pottery box and cover, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907), 7th or 8th century

A fine, round sancai-glazed pottery box and cover, China, Tang Dynasty (618-907), 7th or 8th century, Gongxian ware, Henan province. Estimate 1500/2000 €. Sold 2.400 €. Photo Nagel

the small, round box with straight sides and slightly convex top and bottom is covered, except the unglazed base, on the exterior with amber glaze with yellowish and green spots, the interior of the high-fired, whitish earthenware body and cover is covered with a transparent light beige coloured glaze. The shape of the box copies similar small boxes made of silverD. 9,2 cm. Very few tiny chips

Property from an old European private collection

NoteCompare: R. Krahl, Chinese ceramics from the Meiyintang collection, vol. 3 (I), London 2006, nos. 1244 and 1246, both very similar shaped boxes with sancai and polychrome glazes, dated to Tang dynasty, 7th or 8th century

NAGEL. "Asian Art". Sale 722, 06/06/2015