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    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 528

    AN UNUSUAL BLACK-GLAZED FOLIATE-RIMMED BOWL

    NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 10TH-12TH CENTURY

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    AN UNUSUAL BLACK-GLAZED FOLIATE-RIMMED BOWL
    NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 10TH-12TH CENTURY
    The compressed globular body surmounted by a wide neck flaring towards the everted rim divided into six out-turned petal lobes, covered with a blackish glaze thinning to russet on the edges and falling in an irregular line atop a thinner glaze suffused with a milky yellowish- russet haze on both the interior and exterior where the fine-grained ware is exposed, raised on a ring foot with neatly beveled outer edge
    5 3/16 in. (13.2 cm.) across


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    It is very unusual to find a black-glazed bowl with a foliate rim with such dramatically pointed divisions, and no other comparable example appears to have been published. Foliate rims of this more exaggerated type are more commonly seen on taller vases, such as the gilt-decorated copper example, also from the Falk collection, sold in these rooms 20 September 2001, lot 191.

    Provenance

    C.T. Loo, New York, June 1950.
    Falk Collection no. 114.
    The Falk Collection I; Christie's, New York, 20 September 2001, lot 77.


    Pre-Lot Text

    SONG CERAMICS