19 - 20 September 2013
SEVEN JIANYAO 'HARE'S FUR' TEA BOWLS
SONG DYNASTY, 12TH-13TH CENTURY
Each has a deep conical body covered on the interior and exterior with a lustrous black glaze finely streaked with 'hare's fur' markings thinning to russet brown at the rim and pooling in a line above the neatly cut foot rim to reveal the coarse ware fired to a dark purplish-brown color.
4 5/8 to 5 in. (11.9 to 12.7 cm.) (7)
C. Edwards Wells, Connecticut, December 1963.
Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York.
Else Sackler Collection, and thence by descent within the family.
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