18 June 2002
A CARVED YAOZHOU CELADON BOWL
Song Dynasty (960-1279)
Of rounded conical shape with a slightly everted rim, the interior finely carved with two large peony blooms among scrolling leaves concealing a tiny bird in flight, all below a plain band at the rim and a peony medallion at the centre and under a translucent olive-green glaze
7 in. (18 cm.) diam.
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