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A sancai-glazed tripod censer, Tang Dynasty. Sold for £5,250 (€6,723). Photo Bonhams

The compressed globular body elegantly splashed and streaked with green, blue and ochre lead glazes over a cream slip, the mouth rim gently everted, the body raised slightly on three moulded lion paw feet. 12cm (4 3/4in) high

Notes: For a similar sancai-glazed tripod censer dated Tang Dynasty see Christie’s 20/03/2014 lot 2077. Another comparable example can be seen in the Ashmolean Museum collection no. EA1956.3112.

Bonhams. ASIAN ART, 3 Nov 2014 10:30 GMT – LONDON, KNIGHTSBRIDGE