A miniature jar, Sui dynasty (581-618)

Lot 424. A miniature jar, Sui dynasty (581-618); 8.5cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 1,000 — 1,500 GBP. Lot Sold 5,625 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008

the globular body rising from a short spreading foot to a short tapering neck, set at the shoulder with four strap handles and covered overall in a transparent greenish-white glaze falling short of the base to reveal the white body.

Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 284.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 05 Nov 08. London