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A RARE BLACK-GLAZED 'OIL SPOT' BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY | 北宋 黑釉油滴茶盞

Estimate:

500,000

to
- 800,000 HKD

PROPERTY FROM THE AOYAMA STUDIO COLLECTION 青山居珍藏

A RARE BLACK-GLAZED 'OIL SPOT' BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY | 北宋 黑釉油滴茶盞

A RARE BLACK-GLAZED 'OIL SPOT' BOWL NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY | 北宋 黑釉油滴茶盞

Estimate:

500,000

to
- 800,000 HKD

Lot sold:

504,000

HKD

Property from the Aoyama Studio Collection

A RARE BLACK-GLAZED 'OIL SPOT' BOWL

NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY

青山居珍藏

北宋 黑釉油滴茶盞


with steep sides resting on a short foot, covered overall with a lustrous black glaze stopping neatly along the unglazed footring to reveal the pale buff stoneware body, the glaze further decorated with irregular silvery-russet speckles, the rim mounted with a metal band

13.5 cm, 5 ⅜ in.

The bowl is in good condition with light surface scratches to the interior and shallow chips to the foot with associated losses to the glaze pools. The bowl has not been examined under the metal band.


整體品相良好,惟見盌內輕微刮痕,足部見淺磕並導致縮釉處剝釉。

(並無拆開金屬口檢查)


In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue.

NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD

AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE.


我們很高興為您提供上述拍品狀況報告。由於敝公司非專業修復人員,在此敦促您向其他專業修復人員索取諮詢,以獲得更詳盡、專業之報告。


準買家應該檢查每款拍品以確認其狀況,蘇富比所作的任何陳述均為專業主觀看法而非事實陳述。準買家應參考有關該拍賣的重要通知(見圖錄)。


雖然本狀況報告或有針對某拍品之討論,但所有拍賣品均根據印於圖錄內之業務規則以拍賣時狀況出售。

A Hong Kong private collection, by repute.


傳香港私人收藏

Elegantly potted with wide flaring sides and a short foot, this bowl is special for its attractive silver speckles that enhance the rich dark-brown glaze. Its buff-coloured body visible at the foot, suggests it was produced at one of the many Cizhou-type kilns that produced black-glazed wares in the Northern Song dynasty. Archaeological excavations at one such kiln complex, the Dangyangyu kilns in Xiuwu, Henan province, have unearthed black-glazed wares with similar features: from the thick footring and the glazed interior of the foot, to the uneven application of the speckles on the glaze. See for example a reconstructed bowl of this form but larger size, and with russet speckles, recovered at Xiuwu, illustrated in Series of China’s Ancient Porcelain Kiln Sites. Dangyangyu Kiln of China, Beijing, 2011, pl. 59.


Bowls of this form covered in this dark-brown glaze and with silver speckles are very rare and no other closely related examples appear to have been published, although a bowl with silver speckles is offered in this sale, lot 28, and a pair of conical bowls with large silvery splashes, in the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University Art Museums, was included in the Museum’s exhibition Hare’s Fur, Tortoiseshell and Partridge Feathers. Chinese Brown- and Black-Glazes Ceramics, 400-1400, Cambridge, 1995, cat. no. 45a and b.