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March 13-29, 2019

A LARGE BLACK-GLAZED WHITE-RIBBED STONEWARE JAR
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A LARGE BLACK-GLAZED WHITE-RIBBED STONEWARE JAR

Song Dynasty, 12th – 13th Century

of almost spherical form with gently rounded steep sides generously applied with a lustrous black glaze on the exterior ending in an undulating line punctuated with thick droplets just short of the broad ring foot, the sides further decorated with fifty narrow ribs of white clay rising through the glaze, the slightly tapered short neck flanked by a pair of ribbed and tapered strap handles joined to the narrow shoulders, the interior with a thin light brown wash of glaze.

Height 10 inches (25.4 cm)

Provenance

Sotheby’s, New York, Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 December 1984, lot 228

Exhibited

Hare’s Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers, Chinese Brown- and Black-Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400, travelling exhibition: Cambridge, Harvard University Art Museum; New York, China Institute Gallery; Madison, Elvehjem Museum of Art, University of Wisconsin, 1996-1997

Published

Mowry, Hare’s Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers: Chinese Brown- and Black-Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400, Cambridge, 1996, pp. 174-177, no. 61

Large black-glazed white-ribbed jars of this form and pattern are in major museum collections, including the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., illustrated in The Freer Gallery of Art, Vol. I, China, Tokyo, 1972, pl. 124, with description on p. 178; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, illustrated by Ward and Fidler, The Nelson Atkins Museum of Art: A Handbook of the Collection, New York, 1993, p. 296; and the Idemitsu Museum of Art, Tokyo, illustrated in Sōdai no tōji (Song Dynasty Ceramics), Tokyo, 1979, pl. 78.

宋 磁州黑釉堆線雙耳大罐 高 25.4 厘米

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A LARGE BLACK-GLAZED WHITE-RIBBED STONEWARE JAR

Song Dynasty, 12th – 13th Century

Height 10 inches (25.4 cm)

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