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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 423

    A JIANYAO 'HARE'S FUR' TEA BOWL

    SONG DYNASTY, 12TH-13TH CENTURY

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    A JIANYAO 'HARE'S FUR' TEA BOWL
    SONG DYNASTY, 12TH-13TH CENTURY
    With deep conical sides, the interior and exterior covered in a lustrous black glaze finely streaked with silvery brown 'hare's fur' markings, thinning to dark brown at the rim and pooling in a line above the neatly cut foot to reveal the coarse ware fired to a dark purplish- brown color, with metal-bound rim
    4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) diam.


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    R. Mowry in Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers: Chinese Brown- and Black-glazed Ceramics, 400-1400, Harvard University Art Museums, 1995, describes the creation of the 'hare's fur' markings on the surface of the glaze as particles in the iron-rich slip being pulled downward during firing.
    This finely potted bowl is similar to one illustrated in Sekai toji zenshu, vol. 10, Tokyo, 1955, pl. 61; and another included in the exhibition, Song ceramics from the Hans Popper collection, Eskenazi, London, 3 - 26 November 2005, 37.

    Provenance

    Acquired in Berlin in the 1920s from Ernst Fritsche, a prominent German antique dealer.