27 octobre 2013

A carved ‘Yaozhou’ bowl, Song dynasty


Lot 226. A carved ‘Yaozhou’ bowl, Song dynasty; 13.7cm., 5 3/8 in. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 GBPUnsold. © Sotheby's 2013.

the rounded sides rising from a short foot to an everted lipped rim, freely carved to the interior with a leafy floral spray surrounded by cresting wave bands, covered overall in a translucent sea-green glaze stopping above the foot to reveal the brown body.

Provenance: Collection of George Eumorfopoulos.
The Riesco Collection. 

Litterature: R.L Hobson, The George Eumorfopoulos Collection, vol. II, London, 1926, pl. LIV, no. B192.
Edgar E. Bluett, The Riesco Collection of Old Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, London, 1951, pl. 7. 

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 06 Nov 2013

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