Lot 273. A straw-glazed pottery ovoid jar and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907); 211 in. (27.9 cm.) highEstimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 4,800© Christie's Images Ltd 2007

Heavily potted, with ovoid body, short neck and lipped rim, covered inside and out with a finely crackled clear glaze over a white slip that falls short of the flat base to expose the fine white ware, the domed cover with everted rim and bud-form knop similarly glazed, box.

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