Lot 697. A black-glazed russet-splashed bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 5 3/8 in., 13.6 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. © Sotheby's.
the rounded sides rising to a slightly incurved rim, covered overall with a rich black glaze, the interior liberally accentuated with radiating russet streaks, the exterior with vertically-oriented splashes of a darker tone, and the glaze falling short of the foot revealing the buff-colored body.
Provenance: Collection of Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858-1937).
Gifted to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, in memory of her sister Lucy Maud Buckingham (1870-1920) in 1924 (acc. no. 1924.332).