A Cizhou-type 'hare's fur'-glazed tea bowl, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1174. A Cizhou-type 'hare's fur'-glazed tea bowl, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century5½ in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 40,000© Christie's Images Ltd 2013

The bowl has deep sides rounding up to the finger-grooved rim and is covered inside and out with a lustrous blackish-brown glaze finely streaked with russet 'hare's fur' markings flowing from the russet band below the rim. The lower body and foot are covered with a brown wash.

Provenance: Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954) Collection.
The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned 1962.

Literature: The Raymond A. Bidwell Collection of Chinese Bronzes and Ceramics, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1965, p. 69.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 21 - 22 March 2013, New York, Rockefeller Center