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 USD. Lot 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).
Provenance: Japanese Private Collection, acquired before 1990s.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 11 september 2019