A carved 'Ding' Lotus dish, Song Dynasty

Lot 59. A carved ‘Ding’ ‘Lotus’ dish, Song dynasty (960-1279);  22.5cm., 8 7/8 in. Estimate 10,000 — 15,000 GBP. Lot sold 18,750 GBP. Photo Sotheby's.

the shallow rounded sides rising from a short tapering foot to a widely flaring rim, freely carved to the interior with a leafy lotus scroll and covered overall in an ivory-white glaze, characteristically pooling in tear-drops to the exterior.

Provenance: Sotheby's London, 8th November 2006, lot 275.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, London, 14 May 2014