Lot 715. A 'Cizhou' painted 'floral' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Height 5 1/4 in., 13.3 cm. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's.
the deep, gently rounded sides rising from a slightly flared foot, freely painted and incised on the exterior with two floral sprays in dark brown on a ground of creamy-white slip beneath a colorless glaze, stopping short of the foot revealing the buff-colored stoneware body, the interior dark brown.
Provenance: Collection of Russell M. Tyson (1867-1963).
Gifted to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago in 1946 (acc. no. 1946.940).