A black-glazed 'oil-spot' bowl, Song dynasty

Lot 410. A black-glazed 'oil-spot' bowl, Song dynasty; 9.2 cm, 3 5/8  in. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 HKD. Lot sold 87,500 HKD (9,404 EUR). Photo Sotheby's.

covered overall in a black-brown glaze suffused with iridescent purplish 'oil spots', falling short of the foot revealing the buff-orange body.

Note: A similar bowl from the collection of Hirota Matsushige, published in the Illustrated Catalogues of Tokyo National Museum: Chinese Ceramics I, Tokyo, 1988, pl. 610. Compare also an 'oil spot' shallow bowl attributed to Shanxi in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum. Porcelain of the Song Dynasty, Vol. 1, Hong Kong, 1996, pl. 204. See also a closely related bowl sold in our New York rooms, 15th September 2015, lot 8.


A black-glazed 'oil-spot' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty. Diameter 3  1/2  in., 8.9 cm. Sold for 68,750 USD at Sotheby's , 15th September 2015, lot 8. Photo Sotheby's.

Cf. my post: A black-glazed 'oil-spot' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty

Sotheby's. Chinese Art including Selected Works of Art from the T.Y. Chao Family Collection, Hong Kong, 30 Nov 2017