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