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A carved 'Ding' 'Fish' bowl. Song Dynasty - Photo Sotheby's

the curved sides rising from a short foot to a metal-bound rim, the interior with a central medallion freely carved with two fish swimming amid waves, covered overall with an ivory-white glaze pooling in characteristic teardrops down the exterior, Japanese wood box. Quantité: 3; 20.2cm., 8in. Estimation: 30,000 - 40,000 GBP

PROVENANCE: A Japanese Private Collection.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. London | 07 nov. 2012 www.sothebys.com