19 March 2008
A RARE AND FINE SMALL MARBLED GLOBULAR JAR
SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)
The body with two bands of dark brown and buff marbling formed by vertical rows of parallel curved lines joined at mid-body, between the plain tapering neck and the plain flared foot, the base with a marbled flowerhead design, covered overall with a clear glaze
3¾ in. (9.5 cm.) high
Christie's, New York, 21 September 2004, lot 230.
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A very similar marbled jar in the Palace Museum, Beijing, is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - Porcelain of the Song Dynasty (I), Hong Kong, 1996, p. 208, no. 188.
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