Chinese Gong Yu (Imperial) Jianyao'Hares Fur' Tea Bowl, Song dynasty or later. Of conical form with steep flaring sides slightly bulging below the rim, applied on the exterior and interior with a black glossy glaze mottled with caramel-russet streaks emanating from the centre of the interior evoking hares fur, , the exterior similarly decorated with the glaze pooling above the unglazed foot revealing the clay body; the base incised with the characters Gong yu (Imperial tribute). (W)11.8 x (H)6.5cm. The condition is fine, consistent with the estimated age and the material used.
A similar bowl in the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Harvard University, with an incised Gongyu mark on the base is illustrated by R. Mowry, Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers, Cambridge, Mass. 76, where he discusses the connoisseurship of these wares in the Song court, pp. Subtracting 25% from each additional item.
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The item "Chinese Gong Yu (Imperial) Jianyao'Hares Fur' Tea Bowl, Song dynasty or later" is in sale since Tuesday, June 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian/Oriental Antiques\Chinese\Porcelain".gallery" and is located in Windsor.This item can be shipped worldwide.