A blue and amber-glazed pottery bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907) 

Lot 1284. A blue and amber-glazed pottery bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907); 6 3/8 in. (16.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011

With rounded sides rising from the flared foot to the slightly everted rim, the center of the interior decorated with a grouping of small five-petalled flowers with blue-splashed petals and amber centers below eight sections of blue stripes at the rim, all reserved on a straw glaze that continues over the rim atop a white slip that ends mid-body to expose the buff-colored body.

Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong in 1987

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011