An heirloom Jian 'hare's fur' 'temmoku' bowl, Song dynasty

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Lot 5024. An heirloom Jian 'hare's fur' 'temmoku' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 12.9 cm, 5  inEstimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKDSold for 275,000 HKD (32,538 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.

sturdily potted rising from a short straight foot to a thin concave groove below the rim, the deep conical body covered in a thick black lustrous glaze with fine russet striations radiating from the rim, the glaze stopping above the foot revealing the dark brown body, the rim bound metal, Japanese wood box.

Provenance: A Japanese collection, by repute.

Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong Kong, 22 May 2020