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China, 960-1279. The conical bowl rising from a short ring foot, covered with a thick and lustrous persimmon glaze forming an uneven rippled surface, stopping irregularly above the lower body, exposing the light-colored ware with its distinct “Jaipur Safran” tone that has become somewhat of a signature feature of the Jian kilns.

Provenance: From an old Austrian private collection.
Condition: Very good condition with some old wear and manufacturing flaws, including glaze pooling and glaze recesses, few minuscule chips to the foot ring, shallow surface scratches. All commensurate with age and as expected on this type of ware.

Weight: 161.8 g
Dimensions: Diameter 11 cm

Jian ware is a type of Chinese pottery originally made in Jianyang, Fujian province, known in Japan as Tenmoku. The bowls typically show simple shapes executed in stoneware, with a strong emphasis on subtle effects in the glazes. In the Song dynasty they achieved a high prestige, especially among Buddhist monks and in relation to tea-drinking. They were also highly valued in Japan, where many of the best examples were collected. Though the ceramic body is light-colored, the wares, generally small cups for tea, bowls and vases, normally are glazed in darker colors, with special effects such as hare's fur, oil spot and partridge feather patterns caused randomly as excess iron in the glaze is forced out during firing.

Auction result comparison:
Type: Related
Auction: Christie’s Hong Kong, 4 October 2018, lot 86
Price: HKD 275,000 or approx. EUR 37,000 converted and adjusted for inflation at the time of writing
Description: A jian persimmon-glazed tea bowl, Southern Song dynasty
Expert remark: Compare the closely related form, the similar colors of the persimmon glaze and the ware below, and note the identical size (12.3 cm). Note that this bowl was in the collection of Ryoichi Fujioka, the former chief curator at the Kyoto National Museum, which goes some way to explain the relatively high hammer price, considering the original low estimate was only HKD 100,000.





拍賣:香港佳士得,2018年10月4日,lot 86
價格:HKD 275,000(相當於今日EUR 36,000
專家評論:比較非常相近的形式、柿紅釉和盞底,並注意相同的尺寸(12.3厘米)。請注意此碗是京都國立博物館前首席館長藤岡了一的收藏,這在一定程度上解釋了相對較高的落槌價,因為最初的低估價只有HKD 100,000。


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