C.T. Loo Ltd., New York.
Chinese Ceramics in Chicago Collections, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1982, cat.no. 22, p. 38.
'Oil spot' (yuteki temmoku, in Japanese) teabowls were made at various kilns, both in the North and in South China, but are rarely of this fine even appearance. Compare a similar Henan black-glazed 'oil spot' teabowl, illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 3 (II), London, 2006, no. 1504, p. 499; as well as a pair sold in our London rooms, 17th November 1999, lot 733. Also belonging to this rare group is a larger example sold at Christie's New York, 21st March 2000, lot 306.
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