Lot 857. A small russet-glazed bowl, Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 4 in. (10.4 cm.) diameter. Estimate $2,000 - $3,000. Price Realized $6,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The interior decorated in resist technique with paper-cut decoration of three diamond-shaped, openwork flowers reserved in brown against the variegated, milky buff ground, the exterior covered in a 'tortoiseshell' glaze of dark brown color mottled in beige falling to the small, circular foot, box
Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1987.
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.