Lot 5024. An heirloom Jian 'hare's fur' 'temmoku' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 12.9 cm, 5 in. Estimate 180,000 — 250,000 HKD. Sold 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.