For a similar brown-glazed figure of a dog excavated from a late Eastern Han tomb at Quanping, Yichang in Hubei province see, Kaogu Xuebao, 1976, no. 2, pl. 12, fig. 3; and another one in the exhibition, Treasures from the Shanghai Museum, 6.000 Years of Chinese Art, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 1983, Catalogue, no. 53.
Compare also, the examples sold in our New York Rooms, June 2, 1994, lot 234, December 1-2, 1994, lot 358 and March 20, 1997, lot 47.
The result of the Oxford Authentification Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. 666t69 is consistent with the dating of this lot.