A Jizhou 'tortoiseshell'-glazed shallow dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century

Lot 1175. A Jizhou 'tortoiseshell'-glazed shallow dish, Southern Song-Yuan dynasty, 12th-14th century; 5½ in. (14 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 12,500© Christie's Images Ltd 2013

The dish has shallow rounded sides that flare widely from the flat, unglazed base to the everted rim, and is covered inside and out with a lustrous glaze of dark reddish-brown color decorated on the interior with splashes of golden amber color.

Provenance: Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954) Collection.
The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned 1962.

LiteratureThe Raymond A. Bidwell Collection of Chinese Bronzes and Ceramics, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1965, p. 69.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 21 - 22 March 2013, New York, Rockefeller Center