Lot 637. A 'Jizhou' 'papercut' bowl, Southern Song dynasty (1127-1279). Diameter 4 5/8 in., 11.7 cm. Estimate: US$5,000 - US$7,000. Unsold. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the elegantly rounded sides rising from a short slightly splayed foot to an incurved rim, the exterior covered with a lustrous dark-brown glaze irregularly splashed in russet-brown similar to 'partridge-feather' mottles, stopping unevenly above the foot and neatly at the rim to expose the buff-fired ware, the domed cover surmounted by a spherical knob, similarly glazed, the interior of the jar applied with a mottled brown glaze.
Provenance: Collection of Stephen Junkunc III (d. 1978).