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Lot 174. A miniature sancai-glazed pottery jar, Tang dynasty (618-907). Height 2⅜ in., 5.8 cm. Estimate: 3,000 - 5,000 USDLot 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.

Provenance: Acquired prior to 2000.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021