A rare marbled bowl, Liao-Jin dynasty (907-1234)

Lot 3206. A rare marbled bowl, Liao-Jin dynasty (907-1234), 12.4 cm, 4 7/8  in. Estimate 300,000 — 500,000 HKD. Unsold. Photo: Sotheby's.

well potted from marbled clays of pale buff and dark brown tone forming an dense pattern of irregular whorls, the marbled ware with deep rounded sides supported on a gently countersunk base and rising to a broad straight rim applied with a creamy-white slip

Provenance: Galaxie Company, Hong Kong, prior to 1990.

NoteCompare a marbled bowl from the Lindberg Collection sold in our London rooms, 12th December 1978, lot 154; and a bowl, also with a plain white rim but with a more regulated marbled pattern, from the Fuller Collection, sold at Christie's London, 28th/29th June 1965, lot 264. See also a bowl in the Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, included in The Museum of East Asian Art Inaugural Exhibition, Bath, 1993, cat. no. 72; and one included in the Kau Chi Society of Chinese Art exhibition Ancient Chinese Ceramics, Art Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1981, cat. no. 29.

Sotheby's. Song Ceramics from a Distinguished Private Collector, Hong Kong, 05 Apr 2017