An outstanding Cizhou 'partridge feather' bowl  Northern Song / Jin dynasty
Lot 494
An outstanding Cizhou 'partridge feather' bowl Northern Song / Jin dynasty
Sold for HK$ 275,000 (US$ 35,466) inc. premium

Lot Details
An outstanding Cizhou 'partridge feather' bowl  Northern Song / Jin dynasty
The Property of a Gentleman (lots 494-500)
An outstanding Cizhou 'partridge feather' bowl
Northern Song / Jin dynasty
Of deep conical form, the steep sides springing from a pronounced footrim and flaring to a wide everted rim, applied with a lustrous bluish-black glaze, decorated to the interior with a profusion of russet 'partridge feather' markings of varying size, the underside additionally applied with a rich persimmon slip thinning in areas to reveal the bluish-black slip, the unglazed footring revealing the greyish buff ware.
13cm diam.

Footnotes

  • 北宋/金 磁州窯黑釉褐鷓鴣斑盌

    Provenance 來源:
    The Collection of Mr and Mrs Yeung Wing Tak, Hong Kong
    Eskenazi Ltd., London

    Illustrated 出版:
    Black Porcelain from the Mr and Mrs Yeung Wing Tak Collection, Hong Kong, 1997, pl. 106.

    Exhibited 展覽:
    The Museum of the Western Han Tomb of the Nanyue King, Guangzhou, 1997
    The Art Gallery, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 8 July to 14 November 1999

    It is rare to find a Cizhou bowl of this outstanding quality, on which the decoration is so vividly applied, but a comparable example is illustrated by Robert D. Mowry, Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell and Partridge Feathers, Harvard University Art Museums, 1996, p.140-144, pl. 37a-38b.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that the condition report has been updated. There is a minor hairline crCk at the one o clock position.
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