A rare pair of Henan 'oil-spot' teabowls Northern Song / Jin dynasty
Lot 253
A rare pair of Henan 'oil-spot' teabowls Northern Song / Jin dynasty
Sold for HK$ 325,000 (US$ 41,840) inc. premium

Lot Details
A rare pair of Henan 'oil-spot' teabowls Northern Song / Jin dynasty
The Property of a private Japanese collector
A rare pair of Henan 'oil-spot' teabowls
Northern Song / Jin dynasty
Each of rounded form supported on a short footring, covered all over the interior and exterior with a rich lustrous black glaze densely suffused with a myriad of silvery'oil spots' emanating to the surface, the unglazed foot revealing the brown buff stoneware.
Each: 12.8cm diam. (2).

Footnotes

  • 北宋 / 金 黑釉油滴斑盌一對

    Provenance 來源:
    Sotheby's London, 17 November 1999, lot 733

    It is rare to find a pair of 'oil-spot' teapots in such well-preserved form. For a single bowl with similar 'oil-spot' effect, see the example illustrated in Song Ceramics from the Kwan Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 1994, cat. no.158. See also related examples illustrated by Robert D. Mowry, Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell and Partridge Feathers. Chinese Brown-and Black-Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400, Harvard University Art Museums, 1996, cat. nos. 43, 44 and 46.
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