Lot 283. A Cizhou black-glazed bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 8 ½ in. (21.6 cm.) diam. Estimate GBP 5,000 - GBP 8,000. Price realised GBP 7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2014.
The bowl is delicately potted with wide rounded sides, rising to a slightly flared rim, all supported on a short straight foot. The base and exterior are covered in a rich black glaze, thinning to brown around the foot rim. The interior is with a fine white glaze, thinning at the edges to expose the fine pale body.
Provenance: The Carl Kempe Collection, Sweden.
Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, p. 96, no. 272 (one of a pair).
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 13 May 2014