A sancai and blue-glazed pottery box and cover, Tang dynasty

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Lot 177. sancai and blue-glazed pottery box and cover, Tang dynasty (618-907). Diameter 2½ in., 6.4 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USDLot sold: 20,160 USD. © Sotheby's 2021

of flattened circular form, the cover with seven cream-and-amber dapples reserved against a cobalt-blue ground, the sides of the cover and box both splashed with cream and amber glazes, the interior of the box cream-glazed, the interior of the cover and the base of the box unglazed revealing the pinkish clay.

Provenance: Acquired prior to 2000.

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