Lot 74. Two glazed stoneware bowls, Song dynasty (960-1279); 4 3/8 and 3 3/8in (11 and 8.5cm) diam. Estimate US$ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 2,700 - 4,400). © Bonhams.
The larger, a Jian ware tea bowl with a metal-mounted rim, russet 'hare's fur' markings on the blue-black glaze across the well and exterior walls that stops in uneven welts above the dark russet-burnt foot and recessed base; the smaller, a delicately potted bowl of Cizhou type, with russet 'hare's fur' markings across the well and of the mottled dark brown on the upper exterior walls, the unglazed surface of the lower walls and foot showing a pale brown wash with tiny patches of the grayish-white fabric exposed along the foot pad.
Provenance: Property from a San Francisco Estate.
Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, San Francisco, 25 Jun 2019, 10:00 PDT