Lot 638. A ribbed brown-glazed jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Length 6 in., 15.2 cm. Estimate: US$8,000 - US$12,000. Lot Sold 8,750 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the compressed globular body with a short straight neck and wide mouth, set to the shoulders with four X-pattern slip-decorated strap handles, the sides applied in white slip with eight clusters of three vertical ribs under a rich brownish-black glaze stopping neatly above the short foot.
Provenance: Collection of Carl Kempe (1884-1967).
J.J. Lally & Co., New York.