Lot 849. A Jian 'hare's fur' tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 4 3/4 in. (12.1 cm.) diam., cloth box. Estimate USD 15,000 – USD 20,000. Price Realised USD 15,120. © Christie's 2023
The conical bowl is covered overall with a thick, lustrous black glaze finely streaked with silvery-brown 'hare's fur' markings, which thins to a matte russet-brown at the rim and pools in a line above the foot.
Provenance: J. J. Lally & Co., New York, no. 4850.
Note: For a similar Jian tea bowl from the Havemeyer Collection, now in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, see S. Valenstein, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1989, p. 115, no. 110. See, also, a slightly larger Jian tea bowl from the Falk Collection, illustrated by R. Mowry in Hare’s Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers, Cambridge, 1996, pp. 217-18, no. 81, and subsequently sold at Christie's New York, 20 September 2001, lot 91.
Lot 852. A Jian 'hare's fur' tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 4 7/8 in. (12.4 cm.) diam., cloth box. Price Realised USD 7,560. . © Christie's 2023
The conical bowl is covered overall with a black glaze streaked with brown and silvery 'hare’s fur’ markings, which thins to a russet-brown tone at the rim and ends above the foot.
Provenance: J. J. Lally & Co., New York, no. 4773.
Note: A Jian ‘hare’s fur’-glazed tea bowl of this classic form in the Victoria and Albert Museum is illustrated by R. Kerr in Song Dynasty Ceramics, London, 2004, p. 113, pls. 114 and 114a. Another similarly glazed Song-dynasty tea bowl of this form, with metal-bound rim, from the Linyushanren Collection, was sold at Christie's New York, 13 September 2019, lot 1032.
The result of C-Link Research and Development Ltd. thermoluminescence test no. 8854BA19 is consistent with the dating of this lot.
Christie's. J. J. Lally& Co., New York, 23.03.2023