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A ‘Cizhou’ black-glazed ribbed jar, Northern Song Dynasty. Estimate 25,000— 35,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s

of compressed globular form rising to a short neck, supported on a straight foot slightly wedged on the interior, carved around the exterior with diagonally oriented ribs radiating down from the ribs, applied overall with a lustrous brownish-black glaze thinning to white on the rises, save for the foot and the knife-pared rim revealing a light-grey stoneware body – 11.5 cm., 4 1/2  in.

Sotheby’s. Chinese Art. Hong Kong | 24 nov. 2014, 02:30 PM