Lot 208. A 'Jizhou' Slip-Decorated 'Phoenix' Bowl, Southern Song-Yuan Dynasty. Estimate US$ 8,000 — 12,000. Photo Sotheby's
the shallow rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to an indented rim, the interior painted in a buff slip with a pair of opposed long-tailed phoenix, together with a stylised blossom and butterfly, all reserved on a black-glazed ground, the exterior covered with a similar black glaze stopping short of the foot revealing the light stoneware body - Diameter 4 7/8 in., 11.7 cm
Property from the collection of David and Nayda Utterberg
Provenance: Purchased in Hong Kong, 1986.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 16 Mar 2016, 10:00 AM