8 November 2005
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
A FINE SMALL CARVED DINGYAO CIRCULAR WASHER
JIN DYNASTY (1115-1234)
With short slightly flaring sides rising from a recessed base, freely carved in the interior with two chilong contesting a flaming pearl, below a band of key-pattern around the rim, covered overall in a transparent glaze, rim possibly polished
5 in. (12.6 cm.) diam.
Dr. Ip Yee Collection, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, November 1984, lot 157
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Compare the dish in the Percival David Foundation with two chilong but an everted rim, illustrated by Wirgin in Sung Ceramic Design, London, 1970, p. 61, fig. 13 (a).
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