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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 542

    A VERY RARE DINGYAO PERSIMMON-GLAZED FOLIATE BOWL

    NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY

    Price Realised  

    A VERY RARE DINGYAO PERSIMMON-GLAZED FOLIATE BOWL
    NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY
    Finely potted with rounded sides rising to the petal-notched rim, covered inside and out with an even russet glaze thinning to a caramel-brown color at the rim and ending in a line above the neatly cut small ring foot to expose the smooth white porcelaneous ware
    5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam., box


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    The firing of the rich persimmon glaze on this elegant bowl is particularly successful. Persimmon glazes were made at several northern Chinese kilns in the Song and early Jin periods, including the Ding and Yaozhou kilns, and seem to have been especially admired on vases and forms associated with the tea ceremony. Gegu Yaolun, published in AD 1388, notes that 'purple' (i.e. persimmon) and black Ding were even more expensive than white Ding wares. See Sir Percival David, Chinese Connoisseurship - The Ko Ku Yao Lun, London, 1971, p. 141.

    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM A NEW YORK COLLECTION