Lot 8190. A Greenish-cream-glazed Lotus-petal Jar, Six dynasties-Northern Qi (220-577); 7 1/2in (19cm) high. Estimate US$ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 1,600 - 2,400). © Bonhams 2001-2018
Of globular form with a straight neck and a circular flat foot, the exterior cut with eight linked lotus petals, the high shoulder applied with four angular strap handles, all covered under a lustrous greenish glaze.
Provenance: Uragami Sukyo-Do Co., Ltd., Tokyo, 2005
Note: Compare a related white-glazed ewer, Northern Qi dynasty, excavated from the tomb of Fan Cui, Anyang in 1971, now in the Henan Provincial Museum, of similar globular shape applied with strap handles and decorated with moulded lotus petals, illustrated in Zhongguo Meishu Quanji, Gongyi Meishu bian Vol.1: Taoci (Shang), Shanghai, p. 190, no. 234.