A Yaozhou celadon carved 'chrysanthemum' bowl, Northern Song Dynasty. Photo Bonhams.
Potted with steep slightly rounded sides rising to a gently everted rim, the interior finely carved in the centre with a flower head surrounded by stylised chrysanthemum blooms borne on a dense ground of leafy stems, the exterior elegantly decorated with overlapping petals, covered overall in a pale olive-green glaze pooling attractively around the recesses. 18cm diam. Estimate HK$ 100,000 - 150,000 (€9,500 - 14,000). Unsold
Provenance: Sotheby's London, 12 May 2010, lot 47
A similarly carved Yaozhou celadon bowl, formerly in the collection of Valentine George Crittal, 1st Baron Baintree (1884-1961), was sold at Christie's London, 6 November 2012, lot 304.
Bonhams. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART. Hong Kong, Admiralty, 26 May 2014 14:00 HKT - http://www.bonhams.com/