Lot 523. A black-glazed conical tea bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279); 6 1/8 in. (15.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 47,500. Photo: Bonhams.
The bowl is covered inside and out on the wide flaring sides with a lustrous black glaze below a band of creamy white slip under a clear glaze on the mouth rim, Japanese wood box.
Provenance: Shimojo Art, Tokyo.
Literature: Christie's, The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics: An Exhibition of Song Treasures from the Linyushanren Collection, Hong Kong, 2012, p. 87, no. 27.
Exhibited: Christie's, The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics: An Exhibition of Song Treasures from the Linyushanren Collection, Hong Kong, 22 to 27 November 2012; New York, 15 to 20 March 2013; London, 10 to 14 May 2013.
Note: Compare the similar bowl from the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, illustrated by R. Mowry, Hare’s Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers: Chinese Brown-and Black Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1996, no. 31, where the author states that the white rim on bowls of this type was inspired by the silver bands affixed to Ding and other 'aristocratic' wares of the Song dynasty. The author further notes that this practice of imitating silver or gold bands on ceramic vessels began at least as early as the Han dynasty (206 BC - AD 220).
Christie's. The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics - The Linyushanren Collection, Part III, 22 March 2018, New York