Lot 599. A Jizhou 'papercut' and 'tortoiseshell-glazed' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279); 4 3/8in (11.2cm) diam. Estimate US$ 8,000 - 12,000 (€ 7,100 - 11,000). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019
Potted with rounded sides rising from a flat foot, the interior resist-decorated with three abstract papercut patterns in dark brown against streaky beige glaze, the brown glaze on the exterior splashed with beige to create the tortoiseshell effect, the glaze stopping short of the foot to expose the buff-colored body.
Provenance: Ruth and Richard Dickes
Acquired in New York City, 7 December 2000.