Lot 555. A 'Ding' 'Lotus' Bowl, Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234); 15.8cm., 6 1/4 in. Estimate 800—1,200 GBP. Lot sold 15,000 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's 2008.
the gently flaring sides rising from an angled base and short straight foot to an everted rim, freely carved to the interior with a leafy lotus stem and covered overall in a transparent ivory-white glaze falling in characteristic teardrops down the exterior, rim metal bound.
Provenance: A. Yecht, Amsterdam (according to label).
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 05 Nov 08.