3. M4833



Chinese pottery sancai, three-colour glazed miniature circular box and cover, he, with gently domed cover, straight sides with a curved foot and flat base, the glaze evenly splashed falling short at the foot rim revealing the unglazed buff-coloured body.

1 5/8 inches, 4.2 cm diameter. Tang dynasty, 7th – 8th century. Japanese wood box.


Provenance & Additional Information

  • From a Japanese private collection.
  • Sold by Shogado, Tokyo.
  • Published in a group of five in Sekai Toji Zenshu, Ceramic Art of the World, Volume 9, Sui and T’ang Dynasties, 88 (top right), p. 270.
  • Published by Marchant in their exhibition of Chinese Ceramics Tang to Song, 2022, no. 3, pp.12-13.
  • A similar box in the Idemitsu Museum is illustrated in Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, 55.



Overall excellent condition.