Lot 770. A black-glazed and russet painted vase, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 7 7/8  in., 20 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USDLot Sold 6,250 USD. © Sotheby's.

the ovoid body with broad rounded shoulders, rising from a narrow base to a constricted neck, covered overall with a glossy black glaze, freely painted on the shoulder with bold russet strokes evoking a bird in flight, the countersunk base also glazed save for the buff foot ring, Japanese wood box (3).

ProvenanceJapanese Private Collection, acquired before 1990s. 

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