A large black-glazed ribbed jar, China, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (AD 960-1234)

Lot 969. A large black-glazed ribbed jar, China, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (AD 960-1234); 9 ¾ in. (23.6 cm.) high. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000Price realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.

Of ovoid form with a wide neck flanked by ribbed strap handles, the body decorated with groups of four spaced vertical ribs formed by trails of white slip that stand in contrast to the blackish-brown glaze that continues over the rounded mouth rim to cover the interior and ends in a line above the foot.

ProvenanceAcquired from Roger Keverne, Ltd., London, 2012.

LiteratureW. Adelson et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection:  Supplement, New York, 2015, vol V, pp. 210-211, no 98.

Christie's. The Collection of Peggy and David Rockefeller: Travel and Americana, New York, 10 May 2018 - SALE 16723