Lot 722. A russet-splashed black-glazed jar and cover, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 6 1/4 in., 15.9 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot Sold 10,000 USD. © Sotheby's.
the globular body with steep slightly rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, covered overall in a lustrous black glaze suffused and accentuated with bold russet splashes stopping neatly above the unglazed foot, the similarly-decorated domed cover with a gently upturned rim surmounted by a stem-form finial (2).
Provenance: Collection of Russell M. Tyson (1867-1963).
Bequest to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, in 1964 (acc. no. 1964.760a-b).