A brown-glazed pilgrim's flask, Tang dynasty (618-906)

Lot 394. A brown-glazed pilgrim's flask, Tang dynasty (618-906); 23.2 cm, 9 1/8  in.Estimate HKD 6,000 — 8,000. Lot Sold 125,000 HKD© Sotheby's.

of flattened upright heart shape with double loop handles on the shoulders, supported on a high splayed foot and surmounted by a short neck with a galleried rim, decorated in high relief on both sides with a dancing phoenix flanked by wavy stems, all beneath a thick dark brown glaze partially falling short of the base.

Sotheby'sChinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019