A Jizhou leaf-decorated conical tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279)

Lot 3127. A Jizhou leaf-decorated conical tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279), 5 7/8 in. (15.1 cm.) high, box. Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000. Price realised HKD 300,000 © Christie's Images Ltd 2017

The bowl is of flared, conical form, and the interior bears the imprint of a large leaf fired to a yellowish-buff and pale brown colour, in contrast to the matte glaze of dark brown colour which covers the interior and exterior where it ends in a line above the foot to expose the off-white ware. 

Provenance: Property from the Dexinshuwu Collection.

Christie's. The Imperial Sale / Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 31 May 2017, Convention Hall