Lot 1301. A Cizhou-type carved bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century; 9 1/8 in. (23.1 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 6,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013
The bowl has widely flared, rounded sides and is covered on the exterior and interior with a white slip where it is carved through to the body with a large peony spray reserved on a combed ground below a line border, all under a clear glaze that falls irregularly on the exterior towards the unglazed foot to expose the pale grey stoneware.
Provenance: L'Asie Exotique, La Jolla, California, May 1998.
Note: Compare a similar Cizhou-type bowl, of approximately the same size (23 cm.), in the Peter Selinka Collection, illustrated in Chinesische Keramik: Meisterwerke aus Privatsammlungen, Cologne, 1988, p. 66, pl. 36, where it is dated Jin Dynasty.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 19 - 20 September 2013