Lot 76. A Cizhou-type black glazed bowl and cover, Song-Jin dynasty, 12-13th century; 4 3/4in (12cm) high. Estimate US$ 6,000 - 8,000 (€ 5,300 - 7,100). © Bonhams.
The bowl potted with deep rounded sides showing an oily black glaze that stops well short of the upright foot and thins to brown below the rim, also applied unevenly across the well centered at the base with the remains of three spur marks, the cover of flattened dome shape similarly glazed and also thinning to brown along the edge of the flat rim with the buff clay body exposed on the underside.
Provenance: Mathias Komor, New York
The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art (1978-2009), no. 1978.34a and b.
Note: The three spur marks on the interior well of this lot also appear in Lot 72 offered earlier in this sale. See also the example with partridge feather markings formerly in the Myron S. Falk Collection, published by Robert D. Mowry in Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers: Chinese Brown- and Black- Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400, Cambridge, 1996, no. 39, pp. 144-145. The cover on this lot lacks a twig shaped finial seen on lot 72 offered in this sale and on the Falk bowl; but see a similar cover of flattened dome shape on a Cizhou painted bowl, dated to the Jin dynasty, 12th-early 13th century, sold at Christie's New York sale, 26 March 2003, lot 223.
Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, San Francisco, 25 Jun 2019, 10:00 PDT