Lot 133. A Jian tea bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279); 4 15⁄16 in. (12.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 2,000 - USD 3,000. Price Realised USD 15,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2021.
The bowl is covered inside and out with a lustrous brown glaze flowing from the russet band below the rim and stopping irregularly above the foot exposing the unglazed body. The center of the interior has a black glaze with light 'hare's fur' markings.
Provenance: The Cunliffe Collection, no. T30 (according to label).
Kaikodo, New York, 2005.
Christie's. Art of China. Including Property from the Irving Collection, 18 Nov - 9 Dec 2020