Two Small Dingyao Vessels, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th-12th Century.

Lot 1459. Two Small Dingyao Vessels, Northern Song Dynasty, 11th-12th Century; 4 5/8 and 3 5/8 in. (11.7 and 9.2 cm.) diam. (2). Estimate $5,000 - $7,000Price realised USD 18,750. © Christie's Images Ltd., 2011

One a dish with shallow flared sides, the center finely carved with a flower stem, covered inside and out with a glaze of ivory tone that also covers the flat base and pools to a pale olive color in areas, with metal-mounted rim; the bowl with deep rounded sides that flare from the ring foot to the metal-mounted rim, the interior carved with a single flower stem, covered overall with a glaze of ivory tone with some pale olive tears on the exterior

Provenance: Bowl: T.Y. King, Hong Kong, 23 January 1954.

Property From The Johannessen Collection

Christie'sFine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I & II,  15 - 16 September 2011. New York, Rockefeller Plazza