A black-glazed 'oil-spot' jar and cover, Song dynasty

Lot 18. A black-glazed 'oil-spot' jar and cover, Song dynasty. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP (6,386 - 8,940 EUR). Unsold. Photo Sotheby's.

the ovoid body with rounded sides rising from a recessed base to an angled shoulder and short straight neck, covered overall in a black glaze suffused with a pattern of iridescent silvery 'oil-spots', stopping neatly above the foot to leave an unglazed area covered with a dark brown slip, the domed cover similarly glazed and surmounted by a circular knop, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 3 - 14.2 cm, 5 5/8  in.

Provenance: Mayuyama & Co., Ltd., Tokyo.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art Londres, 11 mai 2016, 10:00 AM