A rare russet-splashed black-glazed vase, Song dynasty (960-1279). Estimate £4,000 – £6,000 ($6,136 - $9,204). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The vase has a compressed globular body below a waisted cylindrical neck leading to a wide flaring mouth and is supported by a spreading foot. The body is covered overall in a rich black glaze with some russet-brown streaks and splashes. 7 1/8 in. (19.3 cm.) high
Provenance: From the Collection of Francis Golding (1944-2013).
CHRISTIE'S.FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, 10 November 2015, London, King Street