Lot 611
  • 611

A Rare and large sancai-glazed reliquary Jar Tang Dynasty

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the ovoid jar well-potted and glazed a striking green, encircled by a 'pie-crust' band beneath projecting ribs radiating from the 'pie-crust' rim to a high fillet at the shoulder, the reticulated cover simulating a basket-form holder surmounted by a stupa finial applied in a rich amber glaze, the whole supported on a lotus petal pedestal raised on an elaborate amber-glazed tiered stand, with a balustrade encircling a moat applied with russet-brown finials and a hollow base with ruyi-shaped apertures and scalloped borders, the glaze pooling along the recesses and degraded to a silvery iridescence in places