Lot 859. A Cizhou carved bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368); 9 ¼ in. (23.5 cm.) diameter. Estimate $6,000 - $8,000. Price Realized $7,500. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The bowl with rounded sides rising to a lipped rim, the interior well carved through the white slip with a large leafy, lotus stem bearing one blossom reserved on a combed ground below a line border, all under a clear glaze.
Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1986.
Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: METALWORK, SCULPTURE AND EARLY CERAMICS, 20 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.