4 November 2008
A RARE MOULDED QINGBAI-TYPE BOWL
SONG DYNASTY (960-1279)
With deep rounded sides, the interior well moulded with two confronting phoenix amidst a band of foliage and large combed peony blossoms, all under a transparent glaze of pale blue tone, the mouth rim bound in copper
7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) diam.
M.H. Soames Collection.
With John Sparks Ltd.
Oriental Ceramics Society.
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Oriental Ceramics Society, Sung Dynasty Wares, Ting, YingChing and Tzu Chou, London 9 November - 17 December 1949, no. 164
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