A Henan Black-Glazed 'Oil-Spot' Bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty

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

ProvenanceEskenazi Ltd., London, 1987. 

NoteThe 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