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A HIGHLY IMPORTANT DING RUSSET-SPLASHED BLACK-GLAZED CONICAL BOWL
A HIGHLY IMPORTANT DING RUSSET-SPLASHED BLACK-GLAZED CONICAL BOWL
A HIGHLY IMPORTANT DING RUSSET-SPLASHED BLACK-GLAZED CONICAL BOWL
A HIGHLY IMPORTANT DING RUSSET-SPLASHED BLACK-GLAZED CONICAL BOWL
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THE BERNAT DING 'PARTRIDGE FEATHER' BOWL
A HIGHLY IMPORTANT DING RUSSET-SPLASHED BLACK-GLAZED CONICAL BOWL

NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127)

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A HIGHLY IMPORTANT DING RUSSET-SPLASHED BLACK-GLAZED CONICAL BOWL
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127)
The bowl is delicately potted with wide, flaring sides, and is covered inside and out with a lustrous black glaze streaked with russet splashes which radiate from the center towards the mouth rim where the glaze thins to russet brown. The glaze on the exterior has some russet streaks and collects in thick drops on the foot ring exposing the fine white body.
7 ½ in. (19 cm.) diam., Japanese double wood box
Provenance
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Bernat.
Sotheby Parke Bernet New York, 7 November 1980, lot 91.
The Manno Art Museum, Osaka, no. 434.
Christie's Hong Kong, 28 October 2002, lot 515.
Sen Shu Tey, Tokyo.
Literature
The Currier Gallery of Art, Chinese Ceramics of the Sung Dynasty, Manchester, New Hampshire, 1959, no. 24.
Koyama Fujio, ed., Chinese Ceramics, One Hundred Selected Masterpieces from Collections in Japan, England, France and America, Tokyo, 1960, no. 53.
Mayuyama Junkichi, ed., Chinese Ceramics in the West, A Compendium of Chinese Ceramic Masterpieces in European and American Collections, Tokyo, 1960, no. 25.
Sekai Bijutsu Zenshu, vol. 16, China (5) Song Yuan, Tokyo, 1965, pl. 44.
Sir Harry Garner and Margaret Medley, Chinese Art, vol. III, London, 1969, p. 146, reel 20, no. 4.
Asia House Gallery, Masterpieces of Asian Art in American Collections II, New York, 1970, no. 32.
Margaret Medley, 'Simplicity and Subtlety in Chinese Ceramics', Apollo, London, July 1971, p. 452, fig. 8.
The Oriental Ceramic Society, The Ceramic Art of China, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1971, no. 71, pl. 18.
Koyama Fujio, ed., Toki Koza (Lecture of Ceramics), vol. 6: Chugoku II So (China II Song), Tokyo, 1971, no. 79.
The Oriental Ceramic Society, Transactions of the Oriental Ceramic Society 1969-1970 1970-1971, London, 1972, no. 71, pl. 48.
Koyama Fujio, ed., Toji Taikei (Compendium of Ceramics), vol. 38: Tenmoku, Tokyo, 1974, nos. 52 and 53.
The Manno Art Museum, Selected Masterpieces of the Manno Collection, Japan, 1988, pl. 93.
Tokyo National Museum, Special Exhibition: Chinese Ceramics, Tokyo, 1994, p. 110, no. 155.
Hasebe Gakuji (ed.), Chugoku no Toji (Chinese Ceramics), vol. 6: Tenmoku, Tokyo, 1999, no. 23.
Special Exhibition to Celebrate 100 year Anniversary of Tokyo Bijutsu Club, Tokyo, 2006, no. 13.
Sen Shu Tey, The Collection of Chinese Art - Special Exhibition ‘Run Through 10 Years’, Tokyo, 2006, pp. 50-51, no. 58.
Christie's, Christie's 20 Years in Hong Kong 1986-2006: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 2006, pp. 22-23.
Christie's, The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics: An Exhibition of Song Treasures from the Linyushanren Collection, Hong Kong, 2012, pp. 34-35, no. 7.
Rosemary Scott, ‘Chinese Classic Wares from a Japanese Collection: Song Ceramics from the Linyushanren Collection’, Arts of Asia, March-April 2014, pp. 97-108, fig. 7.
Christie's, Christie's Thirty Years in Asia 1986-2016, Hong Kong, 2016, p. 131.
Exhibited
The Currier Gallery of Art, Chinese Ceramics of the Sung Dynasty, Manchester, New Hampshire, 11 April to 31 May 1959.
Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Chinese Ceramics, One Hundred Selected Masterpieces from Collections in Japan, England, France and America, Tokyo, 1960.
Asia House Gallery, Masterpieces of Asian Art in American Collections II, New York, 1970.
The Oriental Ceramic Society, The Ceramic Art of China, The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 9 June to 25 July 1971.
Tokyo National Museum, Special Exhibition: Chinese Ceramics, Tokyo, 12 October to 23 November 1994.
Tokyo Bijutsu Club, Special Exhibition to Celebrate 100 year Anniversary of Tokyo Bijutsu Club, Tokyo, 2006.
Sen Shu Tey, The Collection of Chinese Art - Special Exhibition ‘Run Through 10 Years’, Tokyo, 2006.
Christie's, The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics: An Exhibition of Song Treasures from the Linyushanren Collection, Hong Kong, 22 to 27 November 2012; New York, 15 to 20 March 2013; London, 10 to 14 May 2013.

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