A RARE PAIR OF SMALL MOLDED YAOZHOU CONICAL BOWLS
PROPERTY FROM THE PETER SCHEINMAN COLLECTION
A RARE PAIR OF SMALL MOLDED YAOZHOU CONICAL BOWLS

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

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A RARE PAIR OF SMALL MOLDED YAOZHOU CONICAL BOWLS
NORTHERN SONG-JIN DYNASTY, 12TH-13TH CENTURY
Each bowl with widely flared sides is molded on the interior with a phoenix standing at the base of a flowering stem bearing two fanciful leaves that flank a large central flower centered by a plaque inscribed with the family name Gao jia, and is carved on the exterior with a band of upright petals, all under a glaze of olive-green color.
5 in. (12.7 cm.) diam.
Provenance
E & J Frankel, New York, 18 January 1999.
Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York.

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Lot Essay

The bird motif and the family inscription Gao jia are very rare, and it is even more unusual to find a pair of bowls with this decoration. One bowl with a similar decoration was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 4 April 2017, lot 103, and another example was sold at Sotheby’s New York, 30 March 2006, lot 38.

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