A Henan black-glazed 'oil-spot' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 1371. A Henan black-glazed 'oil-spot' bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 4 3/4  in., 12 cm. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000Sold: $16,250. © Sotheby's

the interior finished with a thick ridge below the rim, covered overall with a lustrous brown-black glaze suffused with a dense pattern of silver 'oil-spots', thinning at the rim and continuing over the upper half of the exterior, the lower body and base applied with a thin teadust-brown glaze, the foot unglazed.

Provenance: Eskenazi Ltd., London, 1987.

The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, Oxford Authentication Ltd., sample no. 466x27. 

Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby’s: Asian Art, New York, 18 March 2017