• Important Chinese Ceramics and auction at Christies

    Sale 2731

    Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art

    1 December 2009, Hong Kong

  • Lot 1863

    A RARE LARGE CARVED DINGYAO BOWL

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE LARGE CARVED DINGYAO BOWL
    NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY (960-1127)

    The wide flaring sides rising from a narrow tapered foot to a foliate rim, the interior carved with a lotus blossom borne on a leafy scrolling branch, the metal-bound rim notched to conform to the lobed sides, evenly covered overall with an ivory-white glaze
    8 3/4 in. (22.1 cm.) diam., box


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    Compare a smaller dingyao bowl with similar carved-lotus decoration and metal-bound rim included in the Special Exhibition of Ting Ware White Porcelain, National Palace Museum, Taipei, 1987, no.73.

    Provenance

    A Japanese private collection


    Pre-Lot Text

    THE PROPERTY OF A FAR EASTERN COLLECTOR


    Literature

    Souno Toji, Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Japan, 1979, no. 54
    Chinese Ceramics in the Idemitsu Collection, Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Japan, 1987, no. 413
    Toji Taikei 37: Hakuji, Heibonsha, Japan, 1986, nos. 71 and 72


    Exhibited

    David Lin & Co., From Subtlety to Splendor, Taipei, 2004, pl. 3