A ‘Cizhou’ ‘Rouletted’ jar, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 15,000 — 20,000 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