15 September 2009,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 25,000
Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000
AN INSCRIBED DINGYAO MOLDED DISH
JIN DYNASTY (1115-1234)
With shallow rounded sides, the interior molded with a medallion of two writhing dragons encircled by a wide band of lotus and peony scroll, all below a narrow band of cloud scrolls, covered inside and out with a glaze of ivory tone continuing over the ring foot and base, and pooling on the exterior in olive-toned tears, with copper rim mount, the base inscribed Shang Shi Ju
9 in. (22.8 cm.) diam., stand, box
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The inscription, Shang Shi Ju, appears on other vessels used in conjunction with food preparation in the palace during the Northern Song and Jin dynasties.
Formerly J.M. Hu Collection.
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