A Jian 'hare's-fur' tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 52. A Jian 'hare's-fur' tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (960-1279), 4 3/4 in. (12.5 cm.) diam., Japanese wood boxes. Estimate HKD 40,000 - HKD 60,000 (USD 5,175 - USD 7,763) © Christie's Images Ltd 2017

The bowl is covered overall with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze finely streaked with russet ‘hare’s fur’ pooling in an irregular line above the foot exposing the purplish-brown body. The mouth rim is mounted by a metal band.

Christie's. The Pavilion Sale - Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 4 April 2017, Hong Kong