Lot703. A brown-glazed ribbed jar, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 5 1/8 in., 13 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. © Sotheby's.
of ovoid form rising to a short neck and unglazed knife-pared rim, the rounded body applied with eleven slender vertical 'ribs' of white-slip, covered overall with a lustrous dark brown glaze draining to a russet tone at the raised lines and stopping neatly above the unglazed foot.
Provenance: Collection of Mrs. Potter Palmer (1849-1918) and thence by descent.
Gifted to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago by the Palmer family in 1937 (acc. no. 1937.791).