14 November 2001,
Price realised GBP 14,688
GBP 40,000 - GBP 60,000
A MAGNIFICENT SUE-WARE JAR
Asuka/Nara Period (7th/8th Century)
The grey stoneware body with extensive ash glaze running down one side, the entire surface impressed with a cloth-texture pattern, the slightly irregular ovoid body with rounded foot and sharply everted neck
16 7/8in. (43cm.) high
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For a similar jar, see Zauho Kankokai, Nihon kodai hen [Ancient Japan], Sekai toji zenshu [A compendium of world ceramics] (Tokyo: Kawade Shobo Shinsha, 1961), fig. 117.
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