A russet-painted black-glazed ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-11126)

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Lot 421. A russet-painted black-glazed ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126); 12.7 cm, 5 inEstimate HKD  20,000 — 30,000. Lot Sold 81,250 HKD© Sotheby's.

of double-gourd form, applied with a curved strap handle opposite a facetted spout, liberally painted with an abstract bird in russet, all reserved against a lustrous black glaze, the unglazed base inscribed with a tian (sky) character in ink.

Provenance: Mayuyama & Co., Ltd.

ExhibitedA Special Exhibition and Sale: Song Ceramics, Mayuyama & Co. Ltd, Tokyo, 2014, no. 50.

Sotheby'sChinese Art, including Snuff Bottles and Jades from an Old Hong Kong Family Collection, Hong Kong, 28 november 2019