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    Sale 2027

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    17 September 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 429

    A RARE JIZHOU SPLASHED BLACK-GLAZED BOWL

    SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)

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    A RARE JIZHOU SPLASHED BLACK-GLAZED BOWL
    SOUTHERN SONG DYNASTY (1127-1279)
    Potted with rounded flaring sides rising from a knife-cut foot ring to a finger-grooved band below the lipped rim, the interior with recessed center boldly decorated with an irregular pattern of swirls of variegated russet and pale milky brown color reserved on the blackish-brown ground, the exterior similarly decorated
    6 5/16 in. (16 cm.) diam., box


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    The dramatic swirling decoration on this bowl was created by applying a slip in sweeping strokes atop the brown glaze on the interior and exterior before firing.
    A Jizhou bowl of similar shape with similar swirl decoration is illustrated by M. Sullivan, Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes and Jades in the Collection of Sir Alan and Lady Barlow, London, 1963, pl. 123d. See, also, the bowl sold at Sotheby's, New York, 14 November 2001, lot 79.

    Provenance

    Acquired in Hong Kong in 1995.