Lot 1024. A Henan russet-striped blackish-brown glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.
The shallow bowl has straight sides, and the interior is covered with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze decorated with stripes of matte russet glaze, which pools in a line on the exterior where the body tapers towards the knife-cut foot.
Property from the collection of Dr. Maurice Berger
Provenance: The Falk Collection II, Chinese and Japanese Works of Art; Christie's New York, 21 September 2001, lot 442.
Christie's New York, 13-14 September 2012, lot 1396.
Note: A very similar russet-striped bowl, but of smaller size (8 cm. diam.) from Linyushanren Collection was sold at Christie’s New York, 22 March 2019, lot 1705.
From the Linyushanren Collection. An unusual Henan black and russet-striped shallow bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 3 ¼ in. (8 cm.) diam. EstimateUSD 4,000 - USD 6,000. Price realised USD 7,500 at Christie’s New York, 22 March 2019, lot 1705. © Christie's Image Ltd 2019.
The shallow bowl has upright sides, covered on the exterior with a rich black glaze, accented with russet stripes, that stops in a thick line above the foot to expose the buff-colored body. The interior is covered with a lustrous black glaze with further russet splashes, , Japanese wood box.
Provenance: Kippei Oriental Art, Tokyo.
Note: A very similar bowl from the Falk Collection was sold at Christie's New York, 15 October 2001, lot 442. Another bowl with similar shape and glaze is illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics in the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 1, London, 1994, no. 467.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 September 2019