of deep conical form, indented below the rim forming a groove for the fingers, applied with a lustrous jet-black glaze with thin 'hare's fur' russet streaks radiating down both sides from the metal-mounted rim, the thick glaze stopping well before the short foot to reveal the dark brown body
Frank Caro, Successor to C.T. Loo, New York.
A bowl of this classic 'Jian' teabowl type in the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, was included in the exhibition Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, Mass., 1995, cat.no. 79. Compare several 'hare's fur' bowls recovered from the 'Jian' kiln site in Jianyang county, Fujian province, illustrated in Kaogu jinghua, Beijing, 1993, pl. 285, where 'gold' and 'silver' 'hare's fur' glazes are distinguished.
See also a bowl from the Alfred Clark collection, sold in our London rooms, 25th March 1975, lot 24; and another from the Muwen Tang collection, 12th November 2003, lot 64.
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