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A blue-glazed pottery jar and cover. Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010

Covered with a rich dark blue glaze that continues over the lipped rim and falls in an irregular line on the lower body to expose some of the white slip underlayer, the interior covered with a clear glaze wash, raised on a ring foot, the body of buff color, the domed cover similarly glazed; 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) high - Estimate $20,000 - $30,000

Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1984.

Notes: The result of Oxford Authentication thermoluminescence test no. C208c16 is consistent with the dating of this lot.

a_rare_resist_decorated_green_cream_and_amber_glazed_pottery_quatrefoi_d5347967h

A rare resist-decorated green, cream and amber-glazed pottery quatrefoil footed dish. Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010

The shallow dish formed as four trefoil-shaped arms, the interior resist-decorated in green and cream glaze in contrast to the pale amber glaze on the exterior, which also covers the tops of the four leaf-shaped loop supports; 8¾ in. (22.2 cm.) across - Estimate $12,000 - $17,000

Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1995.

Notes: A similarly glazed dish of this form was sold in these rooms, 15 September 2009, lot 315.

a_small_blue_amber_and_clear_glazed_octablobed_bowl_tang_dynasty_d5347966h

A small blue, amber and clear-glazed octablobed bowl . Tang dynasty (618-907). Photo: Christie´s Images Ltd 2010

Each lobe relief-decorated on the exterior with two vertically positioned leaves flanked by circles, the applied base formed by eight further leaves radiating from a small circular center, the lobes outlined in amber and striped in blue glaze on the exterior and interior, with three spur marks on the interior and on the base; 4 1/16 in. (10.3 cm.) across - Estimate $7,000 - $9,000

Provenance: Acquired in Hong Kong, 1990.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 16 - 17 September 2010. New York, Rockefeller Plaza www.christies.com