A rare spotted black-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Estimate £8,000 – £12,000 ($12,272 - $18,408). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The bowl is of deep rounded form supported by a short ring foot. The interior is covered with a black glaze thinning to a brown tone at the mouth rim and scattered with white spots. The exterior is similarly decorated stopping above the unglazed foot. 5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam.
Provenance: With Bluett & Sons Ltd., London
Michael J. A. Wilcox, London, 23 June 2009.
From the Collection of Francis Golding (1944-2013).
CHRISTIE'S.FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, 10 November 2015, London, King Street