A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 723. A russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 5 1/8  in., 13 cmEstimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 9,375 USD. © Sotheby's.

of conical form, the steep sides flaring to an everted rim, the interior dappled lightly with pale russet fleckings against a rich brownish-black-glazed ground, boldly contrasting with the largely persimmon-toned exterior thinning to reveal the black-glaze ground around the rim and base, the glaze stopping neatly at the unglazed, buff-colored foot .

Provenance: Collection of Russell M. Tyson (1867-1963).
Bequest to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, in 1964 (acc. no. 1964.768).

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 11 september 2019