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A Cizhou type black glazed stoneware jar. Jin-Yuan Dynasty

Of compressed globular form, its interior and exterior walls covered with a black slip that was carved away around the shoulder to produce a bold scrolling leaf band.. 9 1/2in (24cm) diameter. Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000

Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com