A marbled bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)


Lot 5101. A marbled bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 13.7 cm, 5 3/8  inEstimate 70,000 - 90,000 HKDSold for 225,000 HKD (26,622 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.

well potted from marbled clays of pale buff and dark brown tone forming a dense pattern of swirls, the marbled ware with deep rounded sides supported on a flat base surmounted by a pale buff band applied with a transparent slip.

Note:Compare a marbled bowl from the Lindberg Collection sold in our London rooms, 12th December 1978, lot 154; and a bowl, also with a plain white rim, from the Fuller Collection, sold at Christie's London, 28th/29th June 1965, lot 264. See also a bowl in the Museum of East Asian Art, Bath, included in The Museum of East Asian Art Inaugural Exhibition, Bath, 1993, cat. no. 72; and one included in the Kau Chi Society of Chinese Art exhibition Ancient Chinese Ceramics, Art Gallery, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 1981, cat. no. 29. 

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