Lot 221. A rare large white stoneware box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907), 18.5cm., 7 1/4 in. Estimate 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 body. Quantity: 2.
Exhibited: Kunst Industri Museet, Copenhagen, 1950, n. cat. no.
Literature: Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 342.