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A YAOZHOU CARVED CELADON DISH
SONG, YUAN, AND MING CERAMICS THE COLLECTION OF ALFRED E. MIRSKY, SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE GRADUATE STUDENT PROGRAM OF THE ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY*
A YAOZHOU CARVED CELADON DISH

NORTHERN SONG/JIN DYNASTY, 12TH-13TH CENTURY

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A YAOZHOU CARVED CELADON DISH
NORTHERN SONG/JIN DYNASTY, 12TH-13TH CENTURY
The widely flared sides subtly lobed inside and out as six petals, the interior well carved with a duck swimming amidst carved and combed waves repeated in an encircling band below an incised line border, covered overall with a glaze of olive tone, the interior of the ring foot similarly glazed
7 in. (17.7 cm.) diam.
Sale Room Notice
Please note that this lot is being sold for an organization which holds a State of New York Exempt Organization Certificate.

Lot Essay

Yaozhou dishes of similar form with the duck and wave design are found in a number of major museum collections outside China. Examples of approximately the same size as the present lot are in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, illustrated by J. Ayers in Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1980, no. 97; the British Museum, illustrated in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, vol. 5, Tokyo, 1981, no. 77; and the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, illustrated by M. Tregear in Song Ceramics, New York, 1982, p. 105, pl. 123.

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