The technique of using paper cut-outs as stencils to create resist designs was one of the innovative decorative techniques employed at the Jizhou kilns in Jiangxi province. For a discussion of the processes involved in producing these designs, see R. D. Mowry, Hare’s Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers: Chinese Brown-and Black Glazed Ceramics, 400-1400, Cambridge, 1996, pp. 36-8. Mowry illustrates, ibid., pp. 248-9, no. 100, a related Jizhou bowl with three quatrefoil floral medallions on the interior, from the private collection of R. Hatfield Ellsworth, which was subsequently sold at Christie’s New York, 20 March 2015, lot 851.