A ‘Jizhou’ ‘Prunus’ bowl, Southern Song Dynasty. Estimate 60,000 — 90,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby’s.
robustly potted with deep rounded sides rising from an angled foot to an indented rim, the interior with a papercut decoration of plum blossom florets reserved on a black glaze against yellow and pale blue drizzly striations, the exterior covered with a black glaze transmuting to russet at the rim, save for the lower part of the bowl and footring left unglazed and dressed in a brown wash; 12.2 cm., 4 7/8 in.
Sotheby’s, Chinese Art, Hong Kong | 24 Nov 2014, 02:30 PM