Lot 116. A 'Jian' russet-streaked 'nogime tenmoku' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 4 ⅞ in., 12.6 cm. Estimate: 60,000 - 80,000 USD. Lot sold: 75,600 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
potted with deep sides rising from a short straight foot to a thin concave groove below the rim, covered with a glossy black glaze streaked with russet 'hare's fur' running from the rim and pooling within the groove, the glaze stopping neatly above the foot revealing the dark brown body, the rim bound with metal, Japanese wood box (3).
Property from the Aoyama Studio Collection.
Provenance: Hirano Kotoken, Tokyo.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021