A superb russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty

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Lot 101. A superb russet-splashed black-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 5 ¼ in., 13.5 cm. Estimate: 8,000 - 12,000 USD. Lot sold: 20,160 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

of conical form, superbly potted with the deep sides raised on a short foot, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze accentuated with freely splashed russet streaks powerfully radiating from the interior center towards the rim, the glaze stopping neatly above the finely pared foot to reveal the buff-colored stoneware body.

Property from a Boston Private Collection.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021