A 'Jizhou' 'papercut' bowl, Southern Song dynasty | 南宋 吉州窰剪紙貼花梅花紋盌
A 'Jizhou' 'papercut' bowl
Southern Song dynasty
robustly potted with the deep, gently rounded sides rising from a tapered foot to a slightly indented rim, the interior resist-decorated with two rows of papercut plum blossom florets reserved in a rich dark brown glaze against a variegated buff ground, the exterior covered with a black glaze falling short of the foot to expose the unglazed buff-colored stoneware body dressed in a thin layer of brick-red wash
Diameter 5 in., 12.7 cm
Sections of the rim with possible restorations covered in overspray. Two sample test holes to the foot. Overall with minor firing imperfections and surface wear consistent with age and use.
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The Chinese Porcelain Company, New York, 2010.
The Chinese Porcelain Company，紐約，2010年
The present lot belongs to a group of Jizhou papercut-decorated bowls which share the same characteristic of dressing the unglazed biscuit foot with a dark red wash, possibly to imitate the dark body of the highly praised Jian wares of the same period. See a closely related example from this group in the National Museum of Asian Art Collection, Washington, D.C. (accession no. RLS1997.48.1266); and another bowl, similarly decorated, but of a conical form, sold at Christie's New York, 20th September 2002, lot 289.