Black Ware Bottle Vase, China, Song dynasty, of dramatic volume with wide, slightly curving shoulders rising from a slightly tappered body, the short tappered mouth with a thick, everted rim, the overall thick, black glaze with areas of russet at the rim and the base, the unglazed foot with a thin glaze wash in the interior, ht. 9 3/4 in.
Provenance: A family collection, Valos, Greece
Few scratches to the glaze and foot ring, glaze crack on the shoulder.
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