A Cizhou-type white-glazed bowl with 'pie crust' rim, Northern Song dynasty, 10th century

Lot 1178. A Cizhou-type white-glazed bowl with 'pie crust' rim, Northern Song dynasty, 10th centuryBowl 4¾ in. (12 cm.) diam.; jar 3 7/8 in. (9.9 cm.) high. Estimate USD 5,000 - USD 7,000. Price realised USD 8,750© Christie's Images Ltd 2013

The bowl has deep, flared sides that round upwards to the pinched 'pie crust' rim, and is covered inside and out with a glaze of ivory color that falls irregularly onto the knife-cut foot exposing the granular ware. Together with a Cizhou-type ovoid jar, Song dynasty, that is decorated with horizontal bands rouletted through the brown overglaze to expose the ivory-colored underglaze.

ProvenanceJar: C.T. Loo & Co., New York.
Both: Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954) Collection.
The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned in 1962.

LiteratureJar: The Raymond A. Bidwell Collection of Chinese Bronzes and Ceramics, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1965, pp. 72-73.

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