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A DINGYAO CARVED CONICAL BOWL

SONG DYNASTY

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A DINGYAO CARVED CONICAL BOWL
Song Dynasty
The widely flared body with slightly rounded sides, freely carved on the interior with a blossoming lotus stem with feathery leaves, covered inside and out with a glaze of ivory tone that falls in olive-toned 'tears' on the exterior and stops in a line just below the unglazed underside of the everted rim cut with six notches, the underside of the knife-cut foot and the base also partially glazed
8 7/8in. (22.5cm.) diam., box
Exhibited
Singapore, The Empress Place Museum, Gems of Chinese Art, Selections of Ceramics and Bronzes from the Tsui Art Foundation, 1992 - 1995, no. 46

Lot Essay

The bowl is the epitome of "classic" Ding wares and a number of similar examples exist. Compare the example in the Lundgren Collection, Stockholm illustrated by Jan Wirgin in Sung Ceramic Designs, London, 1979, pl. 59a. Another with a copper rim band from the Jaehne Collection was included in the exhibition, Chinese Art from the Newark Museum, China House Gallery, March 19 - May 25, 1980 and illustrated by Valrae Reynolds in the Catalogue, no. 13. See, also, Douglas Barrett, Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, The British Museum, vol. 5, Tokyo, 1981, no. 20. A fourth was included in the exhibition at the Asia Society, Asian Art: Selections from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockfeller 3rd, 1970 and illustrated in the Catalogue, no. 38
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