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A Cizhou type black glazed stoneware bowl with russet splashes. Northern Song-Jin Dynasty

Its shallow curving well with upright lip and part of the exterior walls covered with a black glaze layer onto which iron oxide slip was splashed to create the contrasting russet spots, some containing silvery metallic flecks.. 5 3/4in (14.5cm) diameter. Estimate: $2,000 - 3,000

Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com