Lot 882. Two Ru-type shards, Northern Song dynasty, Late 11th century-Early 12th century; 4 1/4 in. (10.8 cm.) long and 3 3/4 in. (9.5 cm.) long. Price realised USD 94,500 (Estimate: USD 1,000 – USD 1,500). © Christie's Images Ltd 2023.
One fragment with a short leg at one edge is from the base of a tripod censer and the other is a fragment from a deep bowl with a slightly flared ring foot. Both are covered with a satiny glaze of pale bluish-grey tone suffused with faint crackle, and the underside of each has a small ‘sesame seed' spur mark.
Provenance: J. J. Lally & Co., New York, no. 3646.