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    Sale 1976

    Fine Chinese Ceramics And Works Of Art

    19 March 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 537

    A YAOZHOU CELADON CARVED BOWL

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

    Price Realised  

    A YAOZHOU CELADON CARVED BOWL
    NORTHERN SONG/JIN DYNASTY, 11TH-12TH CENTURY
    Of rounded conical form with a bow-string band below the rim on the exterior, the interior well carved with a curving lotus spray that fills the center below an incised line border, all under a crackled glaze of olive-green color; together with an unusual small qingbai flower-form bowl, Southern Song dynasty, in the form of an eight-petalled flower rising from a small spreading stem foot, the interior relief-decorated with a delicate flower centering eight petals that rise up the sides, the glaze of aqua color
    7 5/16 and 3 7/8 in. (18.6 and 10 cm.) diam. (2)


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    Provenance

    Yaozhou bowl: George Eumorfopoulos Collection, no. B.114.


    Pre-Lot Text

    PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF NEIL AND SHARON PHILLIPS


    Literature

    Yaozhou bowl: R.L. Hobson, The George Eumorfopoulos Collection Catalogue, vol. 2, From T'ang to Ming, London, 1926, no. B 185, p. 35, pl. LI.
    T.O.C.S., Celadon Wares, vol. 23, 1947-48, p. 41, pl. 15.
    J. Wirgin, "Sung Ceramic Designs", B.M.F.E.A., No. 42, Stockholm, 1970, pl. 9:a.


    Exhibited

    Yaozhou bowl: Manchester, England, Manchester City Art Gallery, 1913, no. E602.
    London, Oriental Ceramic Society, Celadon Wares, 1947, no. 100.