A rare white stoneware alms bowl, Tang dynasty

Lot 219. A rare white stoneware alms bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907), 16cm., 6 1/4 inEstimate 600 - 800 GBP. Lot sold 4,375 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.

robustly potted with rounded sides rising from a slightly concave base, covered overall with a clear ivory glaze save for the base.

Exhibited: Kunst Industri Museet, Copenhagen, 1950, n. cat. no.

Literature'Hsing-Yao and Ting-Yao', The Bulletin of Far Eastern Antiquities, no. 25, 1953, Stockholm, 1953, pl. 56, fig. 53.

Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 317.

The World's Great Collections. Oriental Ceramics, vol. 8, Tokyo, 1982, pl. 57.

Sotheby's. Masterpieces of Chinese Precious Metalwork, Early Gold and Silver; Early Chinese White, Green and Black Wares, London, 14 May 2008