A small Yaozhou celadon glazed stoneware bowl with carved decoration. Northern Song Dynasty

Molded with a flared rim, carved in light relief with a chrysanthemum and scrolling leaf pattern across the deep interior well and vertical hash marks around the exterior walls, all beneath a limpid olive green glaze, spots of which also appear on the recessed base. 4 1/4in (11cm) diameter. Estimate: $2,500 - 4,000

Bonhams. Fine Asian Works of Art, 29 Jun 2009. 220 San Bruno Avenue, San Francisco www.bonhams.com