Lot 174. A miniature sancai-glazed pottery jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 2⅜ in., 5.8 cm. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USD. Lot sold: 3,780 USD. © Sotheby's 2021
of diminutive size, the spherical body resting on a short foot and surmounted by a tapering cylindrical neck, the shoulder applied with four loop handles interspersed with four floral medallions, the upper half of the vessel liberally splashed with green, amber, and clear glazes, the lower half unglazed, revealing the buff pinkish body.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021