Lot 255. A blue, amber and straw-glazed pottery tripod censer, Tang dynasty (618-907); 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) acrossEstimate USD 12,000 - USD 15,000. Price realised USD 12,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007

The compressed bulbous body raised on three paw supports and encircled by a lower flat bow-string band and a more pronounced rib at the edge of the shoulder below a band of petals outlined in dark blue and amber on a blue and straw-glazed resist-spotted ground which continues on the sides, the waisted neck and everted rim glazed dark amber, with a thin amber glaze wash on the interior.

Note: The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. C107b89 is consistent with the dating of this lot

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2007