Lot 854. A rare white glazed Cizhou jar, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127); 6 ½ in. (16.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 30,000 - USD 50,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021
The globular body rising from a short straight foot to a broad tapering short neck, is decorated with five rows of curled petals, and is covered in a creamy-white slip falling short of the foot to reveal the buff body.
Provenance: Stephen Junkunc, III (d. 1978) Collection.
Note: Compare the very similar Cizhou jar of comparable size, dated Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127), gifted by Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Herzman to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, accession no. 1984.298, and another very similar example, formerly in the Ralph C. Marcove Collection, and now in the Harvard Art Museums, object no. 1991.269. A further Cizhou jar of this rare type from the Carl Kempe Collection, was sold at Early Chinese White, Green and Black Wares; Sotheby’s London, 14 May 2008, lot 246.
Jar with chrysanthemum petals, Northern Song dynasty,early 1100s, stoneware with clear glaze. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Herzman, accession no. 1984.298, Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Jar with Chrysanthemum-Petal Decor, Northern Song period, 11th-early 12th century. Cizhou ware: light gray stoneware with clear glaze over white-slip-coated applique decoration, 13.1 x 15.5 cm (5 3/16 x 6 1/8 in.), Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Ralph C. Marcove, M.D., object no. 1991.269. Photo © President and Fellows of Harvard College.
A rare 'Cizhou' jar, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127) from Carl Kempe Collection; 17cm., 6 5/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 13,700 GBP at Sotheby’s London, 14 May 2008, lot 246. Courtesy Sotheby's.