A black-glazed 'ribbed' handled jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

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Lot 125. A black-glazed 'ribbed' handled jar, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)Height 6 ¼ in., 15.8 cmEstimate: 20,000 - 30,000 USD. Lot sold: 25,200 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

of ovoid form rising to a short neck with lipped rim, the body with a series of evenly-spaced raised vertical lines of white slip, a pair of ridged and tapering strap handles on the shoulder, covered overall in a black glaze and thinning to cream at the raised ribs and stopping well short of the foot, exposing the buff-colored body.

Provenance: Private Collection.

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