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A ‘Cizhou’ ‘Rouletted’ jar, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 15,00020,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s.

the ovoid body rising from a straight foot to a wide neck, the grey stoneware body covered with a creamy-white slip and a dark chocolate-brown overslip, cut to the body with a roulette forming bands of short oblique strokes in close-packed rows, the exterior applied with a clear glaze and the interior with a cascaded greenish-brown glaze; 9.5cm., 3 ¾ in.

PROVENANCE: Collection of Francisco Capelo

Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Londres | 05 nov. 2014, 10:00 AM