Two Dingyao lobed bowls, Song Dynasty

Each finely-potted bowl with six gently curved lobes rising from a short straight foot to an everted foliate rim, bound in white metal, covered overall in an ivory-white glaze, the larger with characteristic teardrops down the exterior. 13.6cm (5¼in) and 12.6cm (5in) wide. (2). Estimate: £4,000 - 6,000 - Unsold.

Provenance: the Jarras Collection, England

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, 14 May 2009. New Bond Street www.bonhams.com