Lot 242. A 'Jian' teabowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 11.5 cm, 4 5/8 in. Estimate 3,000 — 5,000 GBP. Lot sold 3,750 GBP. © Sotheby's.
the deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly everted rim, covered overall in a rich glossy black glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the light greyish-buff body, the rim highlighted in russet, the interior with a four-character inscription Shou Shan Fu Hai.
Exhibited: The Tea Bowl in China, Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Australia: A Study in Cultural Influence, Synthesis and Metamorphosis, Asian Arts Institute of Australia, New South Wales, 2007, cat. no. 18.
Sotheby's. St George Street Sale: Asian Art, London, 09 Nov 2018