A russet-painted black-glazed jar, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 723. A russet-painted black-glazed jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 6,875 USD. © Sotheby's.

of ovoid form, the well rounded sides rising to a short neck set with a flange below the lipped rim, the body freely painted in amber-ocher tones with stylized foliate motifs all against a glossy black glaze, stopping neatly at the unglazed foot ring, the recessed base black-glazed.

Provenance: Collection of Russell M. Tyson (1867-1963).
Bequest to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, in 1946 (acc. no. 1946.938).

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 11 september 2019