17 - 18 September 2015
A RARE RUSSET-STREAKED BLACKISH-BROWN-GLAZED JAR
SONG DYNASTY (AD 960-1279)
The globular body tapers towards the pair of small, ribbed strap handles and the lipped rim, and is covered on the exterior, rim and interior of the neck with a lustrous black glaze liberally streaked in russet which falls irregularly to the thick foot. The interior is also glazed.
4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) high
Christie's London, 11 June 1990, lot 70.
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