Lot 215. A Henan Black-Glazed 'Oil-Spot' Bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty. Estimate US$ 5,000 — 7,000. Photo Sotheby's
with deep rounded sides raised on a short splayed foot ring, the interior finished with a thick ridge below the rim, covered overall with a lustrous brown-black glaze suffused with a dense pattern of silver 'oil-spots', thinning to an ochre-green at the rims, the glaze continuing over the upper half of the exterior, with the lower body and base applied with a thin teadust-brown glaze, the bevelled foot unglazed exposing the buff stoneware body. Diameter 4 3/4 in., 12 cm
Property from the collection of David and Nayda Utterberg
Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd., London, 1987.
Note: The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford Authentication Ltd., sample no. 466x27.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 16 Mar 2016, 10:00 AM