A rare Qingbai circular warmer, Southern Song Dynasty

The slightly curved high walls with an aperture on one side to allow filling with hot water, with a shallow concave interior, the sides finely carved with a continuous lotus scroll reserved on a combed ground, all between incised circular bands, covered with a pale blue-green glaze stopping short of the base and thinning around the rim, box. 11cm (4¼in) diam. (2). Estimate: £10,000 - 15,000 - Unsold

Provenance: Dwight Smith Collection, New Jersey, mid 1980s, by repute
J. Abraham Cohen Collection, New York

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