Lot 1173. A rare large sgraffiato Cizhou deep bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 10 5/8 in. (27 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 5,000. Price realised USD 3,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2017
The interior of the bowl is carved through a layer of creamy-white slip with a peony spray reserved against a combed ground below a band of coins with further combed decoration. The exterior and part of the underside of the base are glazed black in contrast to the unglazed foot ring.
Provenance: Mayuyama & Co., Tokyo, before 1983.
The property of Gotō Shinshudō
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York