Two brown-glazed pottery jars, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 957. Two brown-glazed pottery jars, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Height of taller 6 1/8  in., 15.6 cm. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 USD. Lot sold 3,250 USD. © Sotheby's

the first of ovoid form, rising to a wide, rounded shoulder surmounted with four applied strap handles encircling the waisted neck terminating in a flared, dished mouth, covered overall in a rich, dark brown glaze stopping just short of the foot with a slightly concave center, the second a jarlet with seven vertical grooves forming a lobed lower half of the body rising steeply from a flared foot to a cylindrical neck flanked by loop handles, covered with a chocolate brown glaze stopping just short of the foot with a slightly concave center (2).

ProvenanceCollection of Charlotte Horstman.

Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017