Lot 103. A dark brown-glazed garlic-mouth bottle vase, Tang dynasty (618-907). 7 3/4in (19.7cm) high. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€2,600 - 4,300). Unsold. Photo: Bonhams.
The quadriobed globular body set with two opposing loop handles flanking the bulbous mouth, covered overall with a dark-brown glaze, stopping at the base above the neatly trimmed splayed foot.
Provenance: Roger Keverne, London, 13 February 2004.
Note: the result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. P104b86 is consistent with the dating of this lot.