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A phosphatic-splashed vase, Tang Dynasty (618-907)

Lot 5. A phosphatic-splashed vase, Tang Dynasty (618-907); 16.5cm (6 1/2in) highEstimate £ 40,000 - 60,000 (€ 46,000 - 69,000). © Bonhams 2001-2018

The sturdily potted ovoid body rising to a short neck and wide, lipped rim, covered with a rich dark brown glaze, the shoulder with three milky-blue splashes, the glaze stopping unevenly before the unglazed foot revealing a grainy oatmeal body, fitted box. (2).

Provenance: acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, on 10 October 2010, no.1765
The Reid Collection

A rare sancai 'lotus' jar, Liao Dynasty

Lot 6. A rare sancai 'lotus' jar, Liao Dynasty (907-1125); 28.5cm (11 1/4in) high. Estimate £ 40,000 - 60,000 (€ 46,000 - 69,000). Unsold© Bonhams 2001-2018

Heavily potted, the globular body tapering to a short straight foot, incised with large peony flowers highlighted in amber and green enamels borne on leafy meander reserved on beige ground, all under a green band of scrolling foliage tapering to a waisted neck and everted rim covered in amber glaze, fitted box. (2).

Provenance: acquired from Delicate House Chinese Curios, Hong Kong, on 21 June 2001
The Reid Collection
Probably on loan to the Art Gallery New South Wales, Sydney, circa 2003

The result of Oxford Authentication Ltd. thermoluminescence test no.C101g62 dated 5 April 2001, is consistent with the dating of this lot.

 

A rare reticulated white-glazed incense burner and cover, Circa 11th-12th century

Lot 7. A rare reticulated white-glazed incense burner and cover, Circa 11th-12th century; 10cm (4in) high. Estimate £ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,400 - 5,700)Sold for £ 5,250 (€ 6,010) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018

Of spherical form, the domed cover pierced with triangular apertures around a stylised flowerhead with a central aperture at the top, the wide rim fitted over the inset lip of the hemispherical base raised on a cylindrical support with spreading foot, covered with a transparent glaze inside and out, fitted box. (2).

Provenance: acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, on 15 January 2002, no.1784 24 
The Reid Collection

NoteA related white-glazed spherical censer, Northern Song dynasty, is illustrated by R.Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol.1, London, 1994, pp.196–197, no.345.

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Lot 8. A white-glazed cup, 10th-11th century; 8cm (3 1/8in) high. Estimate £ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,400 - 5,700)Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018

Well-potted, the deep bell-shaped body resting on a straight foot, covered inside with a transparent glossy glaze of pale greenish tint, the interior partially unglazed revealing the cream-white body, fitted box. (2).

ProvenanceMossgreen, Melbourne, 21-22 November 2011, lot 282
The Reid Collection

A Ding-type white-glazed pear-shaped vase, 12th-13th century

Lot 9. A Ding-type white-glazed pear-shaped vase, 12th-13th century; 23cm (9 1/8in) highEstimate £ 40,000 - 60,000 (€ 46,000 - 69,000)Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018

The elegant pear-shaped body rising from a short splayed foot to a tall flaring neck with an everted rim, covered overall with a smooth creamy white glaze except the foot ring and base to reveal the white body, calligraphic collector's mark on the base, fitted box. (2).

Provenance: acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, on 18 June 2002, no.2071
The Reid Collection

Note: Compare a white-glazed long necked bottle vase, Jin dynasty, in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, illustrated by S.Valenstein, The Herzman Collection of Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1992, p.36, no.25. See also another example in the British Museum is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, vol.5, Tokyo, 1981, no.55. 

A similar white-glazed long-necked bottle vase, Jin dynasty, was sold at Christie's New York, 19 March 2008, lot 530.

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Lot 10. A rare Dingyao moulded 'floral' bowl, Jin Dynasty (1115-1234); 19.3cm (7 5/8in) diam. Estimate £ 50,000 - 80,000 (€ 57,000 - 91,000)Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018

The thinly potted bowl with a plain exterior and typical olive teardrop trails, the interior crisply moulded in six panels each with an upright cluster of floral sprays including daisy, peony and camellia, a strip of corroded metal adhering at one point to the unglazed biscuit rim, fitted box. (2).

Provenance: Cheng Te-k'un, prior to October 1950
Bluett & Sons Ltd., London, 1950
Rolf, Lord Cunliffe (1899-1963), Honorary Keeper of the Far Eastern Collections at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge 
Bonhams London, 11 November 2002, lot 16
Acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, on 3 February 2010, no.2896
The Reid Collection.

Note: For a very similar bowl Dingyao bowl, early 13th century, see Teiyo hakuji, Tokyo, 1983, no.133. For another similarly moulded bowl from the collection of the Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, but with a central medallion of two fish, see B.McElney, Inaugural Exhibition, vol.1 Chinese Ceramics, Bath, 1993, no.88. Another related white glazed bowl with floral patterns in six sections around the interior, Song dynasty, is illustrated in Selected Chinese Antiquities from the Collection of Gustaf Adolf Crown Prince of Sweden, Stockholm, 1948, pp.118-119, pl.75.

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Lot 11. A Dingyao carved 'carp' dish, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); 18.2cm (7 3/8in) diam. Estimate £ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 4,600 - 6,900)Sold for £ 3,750 (€ 4,293) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018

The shallow dish with flared sides supported on a short foot ring, carved to the interior with a swimming carp amidst lotus flowers, all covered under a thin pale ivory-tone glaze, fitted box. (2).

Provenance: Bonhams London, 5 November 2009, lot 232
The Reid Collection

A Ding-type white-glazed handled cup, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 12. A Ding-type white-glazed handled cup, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368); 11.1cm (4 3/8in) wide. Estimate £ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 4,600 - 6,900)Sold for £ 4,750 (€ 5,437) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018

Potted with gently rounded sides supported on a short recessed base, applied to one side with a foliate handle decorated with a carp amongst flower sprays, covered all under a lustrous glaze of creamy ivory-white tone, fitted box. (2).

Provenance: acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, on 15 January 2002, no.2030 
The Reid Collection

Note: A related white-glazed bowl, decorated with a fish holding a foliate scroll in its mouth, Song dynasty, is illustrated in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Chinese Ceramics Lent by Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bernat, Boston, 1947, no.77.

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Lot 13. A rare Yueyao celadon-glazed inscribed 'lotus' jar, Five Dynasties (907-960); 8.3cm (3 1/4in) high. Estimate £ 2,000 - 4,000 (€ 2,300 - 4,600)Sold for £ 6,875 (€ 7,870) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018

The globular body rising to a straight neck, carved to the exterior with two continuous registers of overlapping lotus petals below lappets to the shoulder, supported on a tall foot incised with characters reading 'Yuan ben siqiu (yong)' meaning 'made for this garden sacrificial mound', covered all under a glaze of sea-green tone, fitted box. (2).

Provenance: acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, on 1 November 2002, no.2181 
The Reid Collection

A rare Longquan Guan-type celadon-glazed spittoon, zhadou, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 14. A rare Longquan Guan-type celadon-glazed spittoon, zhadou, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)13.1cm (5 1/8in) diam. Estimate £ 50,000 - 80,000 (€ 57,000 - 91,000). Amended. © Bonhams 2001-2018

The compressed globular body supported on a hollow gently splayed foot and rising to a wide neck flaring at the rim, covered with an icy grey-blue crackled glaze thinning to a gray-brown at the mouth rim, with box. (2).

Provenance: acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, on 6 November 2009, no.2910 
The Reid Collection

Note: Longquan celadon-glazed zhadou vessels attributed to the Song dynasty are rare. The present example is remarkable for its exceptionally large size. 

Compare with a smaller example in the Zhejiang Provincial Museum, illustrated in Longquan Celadon of China, Hangzhou, 1998, pl.70; another discovered among a group of Song ceramics excavated at Lueyang, Shaanxi province, is illustrated in Wenwu, 1976, no.11, pl.6, fig.5; and a third is included in Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, Tokyo, 1987, pl.474. See also another zhadou of similar propertions but smaller size, illustrated by R.Krahl, Yuegutang, A Collection of Chinese Ceramics in Berlin, Berlin, 2000, no.226. Fragments of these smaller zhadou recovered from kilnsites at Dayao, Longquan county, Zhejiang Province, are illustrated in Longquan qingci yanjiu, Beijing, 1989, pl.6, fig.5. The latter examples appear to have much greener and slightly inferior crackled glazes.

A rare small Junyao green-glazed 'chrysanthemum' dish, 13th-14th century

Lot 15. A rare small Junyao green-glazed 'chrysanthemum' dish, 13th-14th century; 11.8cm (4 5/8in) diam. Estimate £ 8,000 - 10,000 (€ 9,100 - 11,000)Sold for £ 15,000 (€ 17,172). © Bonhams 2001-2018 

Well potted with shallow curved sides moulded with radiating chrysanthemum petals, covered all under an attractive sea-green glaze thinning to a mushroom tone to the extremities, fitted box. (2).

Provenance: acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, on 4 August 2001, no.1951 
The Reid Collection

Note: Junyao chrysanthemum-shaped dishes are rare. A fine and rare small Junyao 'chrysanthemum' petal-rimmed dish, 13th/14th century, slightly larger in size than the present lot, was sold at Bonhams London, 9 November 2017, lot 36. Another example, formerly in the collection of Lord Rolf Cunliffe and later in the collection of Professor and Mrs P.H.Plesch, exhibited in the Ju and Kuan Wares at the Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1952, no.19, was sold at Bonhams Hong Kong, 27 May 2012, lot 9.

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A fine and rare small Junyao 'chrysanthemum' petal-rimmed dish, 13th-14th century, from the Sze Yuan Tang Collection; 13cm (5 1/8in) diam. Sold for £20,000 (€22,564) at Bonhams London, 9 November 2017, lot 36. © Bonhams 2001-2018 

Cf. my post: A selection of ceramics from the Sze Yuan Tang Collection to be sold at Bonhams London, 9 Nov 2017

An outstanding Junyao 'lotus' dish, Song dynasty (960-1279), from the Collection of Lord Rolf Cunliffe; 11.5cm diam. Sold for HK$ 2,900,000 (€ 310,998) at Bonhams Hong Kong, 27 May 2012, lot 9. © Bonhams 2001-2018

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An outstanding Junyao 'lotus' dish, Song dynasty (960-1279), from the Collection of Lord Rolf Cunliffe; 11.5cm diam. Sold for HK$ 2,900,000 (€ 310,998) at Bonhams Hong Kong, 27 May 2012, lot 9. © Bonhams 2001-2018 

The exquisitely potted dish of shallow form with gently ribbed sides rising to a barbed foliate rim, applied with a delicate lavender blue glaze thinning at the extremities.  

Provenance: Collection of Lord Rolf Cunliffe
Collection of Professor and Mrs P.H. Plesch
Sotheby's London, 12 July 2006, lot 39 

Exhibited: The Oriental Ceramic Society, Exhibition of Ju and Kuan Wares, London, 1952, p.11, no.19
The Oriental Ceramic Society, Chun and Brown Glazes, London, 1952, cat. no.78

Note: Lord Rolf Cunliffe (1899-1963) was a prominent mid-twentieth century English collectors of Chinese ceramics and works of art. His purchases were almost all sourced from existing English and European collections. He lived in the heart of London just a few steps from the famous dealers Bluett and Sons and John Sparks. His first purchases were from Bluett and Sons on 30 November 1944, and he proceeded to puchase a total of over four hundred pieces over the next twenty years. After Cunliffe's death, Bluett and Sons prepared a brief valuation of some 600 items, of which some were sold in 1971 and 1973. The remainder of the Cunliffe collection was sold in our London rooms on 11 November 2002. The highlight of the collection was a Chenghua blue and white 'palace' bowl, purchased at the sale by Eskenazi Ltd., and subsequently included in their Fiftieth Anniversary Exhibition: Twelve Masterpieces of Chinese Art, or Porcelain, Gold, Silver, Bronze and Stone, from the 10th century BC to the Yongzheng reign, London, November 2010, cat. no. 9; and recently illustrated in the Xiling Collection, June 2011, p. 40, no.16. 

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Rolf, Lord Cunliffe (1899 - 1963)

Rolf Cunliffe began collecting Chinese art when he was a Royal Air Force pilot stationed in London towards the end of World War II. Over the next 20 years, he acquired over one thousand Chinese ceramics, jades and bronzes. At his flat near Grosvenor Square, London, he had to build special storage units for his collection in the bathroom. As his son, the 3rd Baron Cunliffe remembers, ‘visiting collectors like the King of Sweden would spend happy hours sitting on the edge of the bath discussing the finer points of a jade rhyton or a Junyao bowl.’

Lord Cunliffe was a prominent member of the Oriental Ceramic Society from 1946, and later took up the post of Honorary Keeper of the Oriental Department of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge in 1960. It was his close relationship and generosity to the Oriental Ceramic Society which led to various exhibitions of his collection, notably lending twenty-one pieces to the society's Song exhibition in 1949. During these series of shows, the current lot was featured in two Song exhibitions in 1952. 

Professor Peter Hariolf Plesch (b.1918), friend and doctor of Albert Einstein, left Frankfurt with his father in 1933. Educated at Harrow School and Trinity College, Cambridge University, he was fascinated by Chinese glass and had the billiard room in his house converted into a private museum. Also a collector of Song pieces and a frequent member of the Oriental Ceramic Society, he once lent a ruyao narcissus bowl he purchased from the J.T. Tai collection to the society's Song exhibition. As a collector of Chinese glass, the glass-like quality and its superior thick creamy lavender glaze of the current lot would surely have caught Plesch's gaze when he first acquired it. The superior quality of the glaze is comparable to a similar Junyao dish with foliated sides in the Sir Percival David collection, illustrated in Song Ceramics. Objects of Admiration, London, 2003, pp.46-47, no.13. See also a Guanyao piece of similar shape in the Sir Percival David collection, illustrated ibid, p.122-123, no.48, and another in Song Ceramics from the Kwan Collection, Hong Kong, 1994, p.40-41, no.2. 

 

A rare pair of small brown-glazed saucer dishes, 11th-12th century

Lot 16. A rare pair of small brown-glazed saucer dishes, 11th-12th century; 8.5cm (3 3/8in) diam.  Estimate £ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,400 - 5,700)Sold for £ 3,125 (€ 3,577) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018  

The dishes thinly potted, surrounded by the everted sides divided with twelve raised ridges demarcating the petals, covered overall with an russet-brown, moss green suffused glaze, the recessed base unglazed, fitted box. (2).

Provenance: acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, on 4 June 2002, no.2029 
The Reid Collection

A small Longquan celadon-glazed jar and cover, guan, 14th century

Lot 17. A small Longquan celadon-glazed jar and cover, guan, 14th century; 7.2cm (2 7/8in) high. Estimate £ 10,000 - 15,000 (€ 11,000 - 17,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018  

The compressed globular body raised on a slightly tapering foot rising to a high shoulder and short neck, surmounted by a domed cover, all covered under a sea-green glaze falling slightly short to reveal the orange-buff ware, Japanese wood box. (3).

Provenance: a Japanese private collection, by repute
Acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, on 18 November 2008
The Reid Collection

A Cizhou-type russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, 12th-13th century

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Lot 18. A Cizhou-type russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, 12th-13th century; 14cm (5 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 5,700 - 8,000)Sold for £ 10,625 (€ 12,163) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018  

With deep rounded sides rising from a short foot to an indented rim, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze suffused with extensive irregular metallic russet spots, the glaze thinning at the rim and falling short of the foot to reveal the pale gray stoneware body. 

Provenance: acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, on 30 June 2000, no.1708
The Reid Collection

A pair of Cizhou-type white-rimmed and black glazed dishes, 12th-13th century

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Lot 19. A pair of Cizhou-type white-rimmed and black glazed dishes, 12th-13th century; 12.5cm (4 7/8in) and 12.6in (4 7/8in) diam. Estimate £ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 4,600 - 6,900)Sold for £ 17,500 (€ 20,034) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018  

With shallow rounded sides, covered overall except on the flat base with an unctuous dark brown glaze with glossy surface, the rim neatly banded in white slip covered with a clear glaze, fitted boxes. (4).

Provenance: acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, on 29 July 2005
The Reid Collection

A Jizhou brown-glazed 'leaf' tea bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

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Lot 20. A Jizhou brown-glazed 'leaf' tea bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279); 14.9cm (5 7/8in) diam. Estimate £ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 2,300 - 3,400)Sold for £ 18,750 (€ 21,465) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018  

The bowl of conical form with thinly potted wide flaring sides, the interior decorated with the imprint of a leaf burnt in reddish-brown and light buff tones, covered overall with a rich dark brown glaze thinning to a lighter tone at the rim, stopping short before the small ring foot, fitted box. (2).

Provenance: acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, on 10 March 2001, no.1818
The Reid Collection

Note: A related leaf-decorated conical tea bowl, Song dynasty, is illustrated in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, Trésors du Musée national du Palais, Taipei, 1998, p.155, no.97. See a Jizhou brown-glazed 'leaf' bowl, Song dynasty, which was sold at Sotheby's London, 13 November 2002, lot 69.

A russet-splashed black-glazed tea bowl, 12th-13th century

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Lot 21. A russet-splashed black-glazed tea bowl, 12th-13th century; 12cm (4 6/8in) diam. Estimate £ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 4,600 - 6,900)Sold for £ 4,000 (€ 4,579) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018

The bowl with deep rounded sides rising from a straight foot, the interior covered with a dark brown-black glaze embellished with brushed-on russet splashes running down from the rim, the underside with a plain very dark chocolate-brown glaze, the lower sides and foot unglazed revealing a buff-coloured body, fitted box. (2).

Provenance: the Reid Collection

A black-glazed 'chrysanthemum' jar, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368)

Lot 22. A black-glazed 'chrysanthemum' jar, Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368); 13.5cm (5 2/8in) diam. Estimate £ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 2,300 - 3,400). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2018

Of compressed globular body rising to a short neck and a slighly everted rim, decorated with five applied chrysanthemum florettes at the shoulder, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze falling short of the foot revealing the buff-colored stoneware body, fitted box. (2).

Provenance: R & V Tregaskis, Sydney 
The Reid Collection

A russet-streaked and brown-glazed 'prunus' bowl, 11th-12th century

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Lot 23. A russet-streaked and brown-glazed 'prunus' bowl, 11th-12th century; 12cm (4 6/8in) diam. Estimate £ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 2,300 - 3,400)Sold for £ 5,000 (€ 5,724) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018

The deep rounded sides rising from the tall narrow foot to an everted rim subtly notched to form six petals, covered inside and out with a dark-brown glaze decorated on the interior with abstract designs depicting a repeating pattern of loosely drawn stripes, fitted box. (2).

Provenance: acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, on 20 August 2004
The Reid Collection

Note: Compare with a similar bowl with segmented lip and abstract decor, 11th century, illustrated by R.Mowry, Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers, Cambridge, MA., p.120, no.21

A Jizhou slip-decorated tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

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Lot 24. A Jizhou slip-decorated tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)15.1cm (6in) diam. Estimate £ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 4,600 - 6,900)Sold for £ 8,125 (€ 9,301) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018

Of conical shape with slightly rounded flaring sides decorated inside and out with abstract designs of swirled and splashed caramel-coloured and semi-translucent slip over a dark brown glaze, the recessed base unglazed revealing the pale buff-coloured body, fitted box.  

Provenance: acquired from Delicate House Chinese Curios, Hong Kong, on 9 November 2001
The Reid Collection

Note: A related Jizhou slip-decorated tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty, is included in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, acc.no.2013.174.

A Jizhou 'tortoiseshell'-glazed bowl, 12th-13th century

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Lot 25. A Jizhou 'tortoiseshell'-glazed bowl, 12th-13th century; 11.2cm (4 3/8in) diam. Estimate £ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,400 - 5,700)Sold for £ 5,625 (€ 6,439) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018

The bowl with deep rounded sides rising to a slightly everted rim, covered overall with a dark brownish-black glaze and splashed with caramel-beige tones imitating tortoiseshell, the glaze stopping shortly above the short foot to expose the light grey stoneware. 

Provenance: acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, on 22 January 2006
The Reid Collection

Note: Compare with a related Jizhou 'tortoiseshell'-glazed bowl, Southern Song dynasty, which was sold at Christie's New York, 13-14 September 2012, lot 1398.

A Jizhou 'tortoiseshell'- glazed bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

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Lot 26. A Jizhou 'tortoiseshell'- glazed bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 10.7cm (4 1/8in) diam. Estimate £ 10,000 - 15,000 (€ 11,000 - 17,000)Sold for £ 13,750 (€ 15,741) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018

The bowl with slighly rounded conical sides rising to a slightly everted rim, covered overall in a dark brownish-black glaze and liberally splashed with caramel-beige tones simulating tortoiseshell, the glaze stopping neatly above the short foot, fitted box. (2).

Provenance: acquired from Priestley & Ferraro Chinese Art, London, on 19 October 2001
The Reid Collection

Note: A similar 'tortoiseshell'-glazed bowl, Southern Song dynasty, was sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 7 April 2014, lot 3624; another 'tortoiseshell'-glazed bowl, Southern Song dynasty, decorated with caramel-coloured splashes, was sold at Sotheby's New York, 2-3 June 2016, lot 648.

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Lot 27. A Henan russet-splashed black-glazed jar, 13th century; 10.3cm (4 2/8in) high. Estimate £ 8,000 - 10,000 (€ 9,100 - 11,000)Sold for £ 10,000 (€ 11,448) inc. premium © Bonhams 2001-2018

Of ovoid form flanked by a pair of strap handles well defined with vertical ribs, the body covered overall in a black lustruous glaze enriched with streaked patches of caramel-brown and falling short of the lower body to reveal a thin transparent glaze extending to the foot, fitted box.(2).

Provenance: acquired from R & V Tregaskis, Sydney, no.2172 
The Reid Collection
Probably on loan to Art Gallery New South Wales, Sydney, circa 2003.

Note: A similar black-glazed and russet-splashed jar, Northern Song or Jin dynasty, with a slightly more globular body flanked by two loop handles, is illustrated by R.Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection Vol.1, London, 2009, pp.254-255, no.463.

A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, 12th-13th century

A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, 12th-13th century

Lot 28. A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, 12th-13th century; 11.5cm (4 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 4,000 - 6,000 (€ 4,600 - 6,900)Sold for £ 5,250 (€ 6,010) inc. premium © Bonhams 2001-2018

The slightly conical sides rising from a straight foot to a indented and flared rim, applied with an opaque russet-brown glaze in the form of streaks revealing a lustrous black glaze beneath, the glaze stopping short above the foot revealing a buff-coloured body, fitted box. (2).

Provenance: the Reid Collection

A russet-splashed black-glazed tea bowl, 12th-13th century

A russet-splashed black-glazed tea bowl, 12th-13th century

Lot 29. A russet-splashed black-glazed tea bowl, 12th-13th century; 11.7cm (4 5/8in) diam. Estimate £ 2,000 - 3,000 (€ 2,300 - 3,400)Sold for £ 3,500 (€ 4,006) inc. premium. © Bonhams 2001-2018

Of conical form with steep straight sides, the interior covered with a lustrous black glaze highlighted with cascading russet splashes, the exterior with a russet glaze falling short of the foot, Japanese wood box. (2).

Provenance: the Reid Collection

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