16 - 17 September 2010
A YAOZHOU CELADON CARVED PETAL-RIMMED BOWL
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY
With widely flared sides, the interior freely carved with a leafy stem bearing a large peony blossom, with combed details, covered inside and out with a bubble-suffused glaze of greyish-green color pooling in the recesses and thinning to mushroom at petal-notched the rim
7½ in. (19 cm.) diam.
Christie's, New York, 29-30 November 1984, lot 88.
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On loan to the Portland Art Museum, 1 June 2006 - 22 June 2010.
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