• Fine Chinese Ceramics and Work auction at Christies

    Sale 2297

    Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections

    26 March 2010, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1332

    A RARE YAOZHOU CELADON CARVED BOWL AND COVER

    NORTHERN SONG/JIN DYNASTY, 11TH-12TH CENTURY

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    A RARE YAOZHOU CELADON CARVED BOWL AND COVER
    NORTHERN SONG/JIN DYNASTY, 11TH-12TH CENTURY
    The bowl with deep rounded sides rising from the straight foot rim and deftly carved with two leafy peony sprays, covered overall with a transparent glaze of olive-green color, the cover with flat, flaring rim and domed center carved with a further peony stem and surmounted by a flattened, coiled stem finial, covered with a glaze that continues over the rim in places, the underside of the cover left unglazed exposing the fine-grained ware
    Bowl 4¼ in. (10.9 cm.) diam., cover 4¾ in. (12 cm.) diam., box


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    A very similar Yaozhou celadon bowl and cover is illustrated by R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 3 (II), London, 2006, p. 483, no. 1486. Fragmentary covered bowls of this type have been recovered from the Yaozhou kiln sites at Huangpu near Tongchuan in Shaanxi province. See Songdai Yaozhou yaozhi, Beijing, 1998, col. pl. 2, fig. 2, and pl. 29, fig. 6.

    Provenance

    Christie's Swire, Hong Kong, 31 October 1994, lot 533.
    Sotheby's, New York, 21-22 September 2005, lot 35.