A black-glazed ribbed jar, China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 968. A black-glazed ribbed jar, China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 5 ¾ in. (13.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 10,000 - USD 15,000Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.

Of ovoid form with a wide neck flanked by ribbed strap handles, the body decorated with 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.

Provenance: Acquired from Roger Keverne, Ltd., London, 2012.

LiteratureW. Adelson et al., The David and Peggy Rockefeller Collection:  Supplement, New York, 2015, vol V, p. 212, no 99.

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