A small Yaozhou celadon molded conical bowl, China, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 828. A small Yaozhou celadon molded conical bowl, China, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century3 ¾ in. (9.5 cm.) diameterEstimate $3,000 - $5,000. Price Realized $8,125. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The center of the interior molded with a flower head below leafy foliate meander bearing flowers alternately shown in full bloom and in profile, the exterior cut with simplified petals rising to the slightly everted rim, covered overall with a glaze of olive color, box

Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1987.

Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: METALWORK, SCULPTURE AND EARLY CERAMICS, 20 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.