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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 540

    A RARE LARGE YAOZHOU CELADON 'MOON WHITE' BOWL

    SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    A RARE LARGE YAOZHOU CELADON 'MOON WHITE' BOWL
    SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)
    With thickly potted shallow sides flaring from the ring foot and rounding in very slightly at the rim, covered allover with a thick glaze of even pale greyish-green tone, the interior of the foot covered with a thin glaze wash
    7½ in. (19 cm.) diam., box


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    A similar bowl in the Yaozhou Kiln Museum, Tongchuan, Shaanxi province, is illustrated in Zhongguo taoci quanji, 10, Yaozhou yao, Shanghai, 1985, no. 39. See, also, a bowl of the same form and color, excavated from the Tongchuan, Yaozhou kiln, illustrated in Yaozhou Kiln, Xian, 1992, attributed to the Jin dynasty and described as having a 'moon white' glaze (yuebai you).

    Provenance

    Zetterquist Galleries, New York, May 1999.