25 décembre 2020

Two Cizhou 'partridge feather' russet-splashed black glazed bowls, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234)

Two Cizhou 'partridge feather' russet-splashed black glazed bowls, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty

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Lot 15. Two Cizhou 'partridge feather' russet-splashed black glazed bowls, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234); diam. 21,4 cm, 8⅜ in. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 EUR. Lot sold: 6,930 EUR. Photo Sotheby's.

chacun de forme conique reposant sur un court pied droit, l'intérieur couvert d'une épaisse glaçure brune et noire s'estompant vers une couleur brun-caramel sur les bords supérieurs, l'intérieur décoré d'un motif 'plume de perdrix', l'extérieur couvert d'une riche glaçure rouille s'arrêtant au-dessus du pied non-émaillé en grès gris.

Provenance: Acquired by the grand-parents of the present owner in China prior to 1927.

Note: These two conical bowls belong to a group of Northern blackwares of Cizhou type with distinctive russet-brown streaks to the glaze, reminiscent of the markings on partridge feathers. Compare two bowls of similar glaze and form included in the exhibition Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers. Chinese Brown- and Black-Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400, Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 1996, cat. nos 37a & b, where the author notes that shards of related bowls with partridge feather glazes have been excavated from the second stratum of the Cizhou-type Guantai kilns in Hebei province, see ibid, p. 142. See also a similar bowl illustrated in Michael Sullivan, Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes and Jades in the Collection of Sir Alan and Lady Barlow, London, 1963, pl. 53c and another in the collection of the Hakutsuru Fine Art Museum, Hyogo, included in the exhibition Charm of Black & White Ware: Transition of Cizhou Type Wares, Osaka Municipal Museum of Art, Osaka, 2002, cat. no. 149. Compare also a bowl sold in our New York rooms, 16th March 2016, lot 214.

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A 'Cizhou' Russet-Splashed Black-Glazed Bowl, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234); Diameter 6 1/2  in.,  16.5 cm. Estimate 40,000 — 60,000 USD. Lot sold 68,750 USD at New York, 16th March 2016, lot 214. Photo Sotheby's.

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Sotheby's. Arts d'Asie, Paris, 11 december 2020


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