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

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Lot 105. A russet-painted black-glazed jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Width 5 ¼ in., 13.4 cmEstimate: 2,000 - 3,000 USD. Lot sold: 3,150 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

sturdily potted with the tapering sides rising from a countersunk base to broad shoulders below a short neck, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze accentuated around the exterior with vertical russet streaks, the mouth rim and foot ring left unglazed revealing the buff-colored stoneware body.

Property from a Boston Private Collection.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021