Lot 3013. A ‘Jian’ black-glazed tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 12.4 cm, 4 7/8 in. Estimate 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot Sold 312,500 HKD. © Sotheby's 2018.
of conical form, the deep sides rising from a tapered foot to an indented rim bound with metal, covered overall in a rich lustrous black glaze subtly mottled in russet, pooling just above the base revealing the grey-brown body, the base incised with the character zhong (middle).
Sotheby's. Curiosity IV, Hong Kong, 02 Apr 2018, 10:30 AM