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A LARGE BLACK-GLAZED 'RIBBED' JAR
NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
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97
A LARGE BLACK-GLAZED 'RIBBED' JAR
NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY
Estimate
15,00020,000
LOT SOLD. 18,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A LARGE BLACK-GLAZED 'RIBBED' JAR
NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY
of ovoid form rising to a short neck with lipped rim, the body with a series of evenly-spaced raised vertical trails of white slip, a pair of ridged and tapering strap handles on the shoulder, covered overall in a black glaze and thinning to cream color at the raised ribs and stopping well short of the foot revealing a pale brown slip underneath, the interior and base similarly dressed, leaving the broad buff-colored knife-pared footring exposing the body, Japanese wood box (3)
Height 11 in., 28 cm
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Provenance

Michael B. Weisbrod, New York. 

Catalogue Note

The attractive ribs adorning this jar were carefully applied in slip onto the surface of the vessel before the application of glaze. During firing the glaze pulled away from the ribs to result in a striking contrast of delicate white lines emerging from a glossy black ground. A similar jar from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Janos Szekeres was included in the exhibition Hare’s Fur, Tortoiseshell and Partridge Feathers, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA, 1995, cat. no. 61, where it is noted that these ribs were first used on ceramics during the Tang dynasty in imitation of Tang lacquer and silver, and emerged as a decorative category by the 12th century (p. 176). 

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