Lot 96. An unusual white-glazed fluted cupstand, Five Dynasties (907-960). Diameter 5 1/8 in., 13 cm. Estimate 6,000 - 8,000 USD. Lot sold 6,250 USD. © Sotheby's
of circular section, supported on a wide splayed base, the tray with high fluted sides, enclosing the central bud-form pedestal with petal-grooved sides from a collar of emerging ruyi lappets, covered overall in a translucent ivory-colored glaze pooling to an olive-green along the base and foot.
Note: A similar example of this rare and distinctive form was sold in our London rooms, 7th June 1981, lot 223.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013