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

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Lot 525. A Jizhou leaf-decorated tea bowl, Southern Song Dynasty (1127-1279); 5 5/8 in. (14.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 35,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018

The bowl is potted with slightly rounded sides, and is decorated on the interior with the brownish-buff gossamer imprint of a curling leaf against a dark-brown glaze that thins to an amber color at the rim and ends on the exterior above the shallow ring foot exposing the buff body, Japanese wood box. 

Provenance: Sen Shu Tey, Tokyo.

LiteratureSen Shu Tey, The Collection of Chinese Art - Special Exhibition ‘Run Through 10 Years’, Tokyo, 2006, p. 65, no. 80.

Exhibited: Sen Shu Tey, The Collection of Chinese Art - Special Exhibition ‘Run Through 10 Years’, Tokyo, 2006.

Christie's. The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics - The Linyushanren Collection, Part III, 22 March 2018, New York