A rare large white stoneware box and cover, Tang dynasty

Lot 221. A rare large white stoneware box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907), 18.5cm., 7 1/4 inEstimate 800 - 1,200 GBP. Lot sold 1,500 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.

the circular straight sided body rising from an angled flat base, the cover stepped and slightly domed, covered overall in an ivory-white glaze save for the rims and base revealing the fine white bodyQuantity: 2.

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

LiteratureBo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 342.

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