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A Changsha glazed pottery ewer. Tang Dynasty

Of melon form with faceted spout opposing the strap handle to either side of its short neck finished with a flared rim, the ivory colored glaze covering the exterior accented with vertical drips of blue and dark amber (handle repaired, glaze degraded). 4 3/4in (12cm) high - Estimate: $500 - 700

Bonhams. Asian Decorative Arts, 23 Mar 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.cvom (Copyright © 2002-2009 Bonhams 1793 Ltd., Images and Text All Rights Reserved)