A large 'proto-porcelain' jar, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC

Lot 1116. A large 'proto-porcelain' jar, Warring States period, 4th-3rd century BC, 12 ¾ in. (32 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 12,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017

The compressed globular body is set with two loose ring handles on the sloping shoulder above two ribbed bands circulating the body. The exterior is covered with a mottled olive-toned glaze. 

ProvenanceAcquired in New York prior to 1999. 
Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York.

The result of Oxford Authentication thermoluminescence test no. PH299f4 (11 November 1999) is consistent with the dating of this lot. 

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York

NDB: A similar jar from the Isé Collection was exhibited at "Porcelaine, chefs-d'œuvre de la collection Ise", MNAG Musée Guimet, Paris, 21 june-4 september 2017.


Jarre à deux anses, Chine du Sud, Période des Royaumes Combattants (475-221 avant J.C.). Grès, glaçure à la cendre, décor gravé. Collection Isé.