A chocolate brown glazed stoneware bowl with white slip-decorated rim, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century. Estimate US$ 6,000 – 8,000 (€4,900 – 6,500). Image: Courtesy of Bonhams.
Its deep curving well finished with a notched edge to the flared rim covered in a white slip in contrast to the dark brown glaze applied to the well and exterior wall, the glaze stopping above the tall foot with shallow recessed base, the foot pad showing chance accumulations of brown glaze. 4 3/4in (12cm) diameter
Notes: For similar white slip rims on brown glazed wares of Cizhou type from the Northern Song period, see Robert Mowry, Hare’s Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers: Chinese Brown- and Black-Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400, 1996, cat. nos. 31 and 32, pp. 132-135.
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