Lot 598. 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
The body potted with rounded sides turning inwards just below the rim, the interior resist-decorated with three papercut floral sprigs in dark brown against mottled beige glaze, the brown glaze on the exterior irregularly splashed with beige to create the tortoiseshell effect, the glaze neatly wiped from the foot to expose the buff-colored body.
Provenance: Ruth and Richard Dickes
Acquired in New York City, 7 December 2000.