Lot 1023. A small brown-glazed jarlet, Liao Dynasty (AD 907-1125); 2 5/8 in. (6.7 cm.) diam. Estimate 3,000 - USD 5,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.
Of a compressed globular form, the jarlet is incised with wavy cord markings below five impressed 'fish roe' rings evenly spaced below two grooved bands, all covered with a rich chestnut glaze pooling to a darker color in the recesses and continuing over the foot ring onto the base.
Property from the Collection of Dr. Maurice Berger.
Provenance: Fritz Low-Beer & Company, New York, March 1949.
Myron and Pauline Falk Collection, New York, no. 39.
Christie's New York, 29 March 2006, lot 385.
Literature: M. Yutaka, Ceramics in the Liao Dynasty: North and South of the Great Wall, New York, 1973, no. 60, p. 86.
Exhibited: New York, China House Gallery, China Institute in America, Ceramics in the Liao Dynasty: North and South of the Great Wall, 15 March-28 May,1973.