A rare Dingyao white glazed brushwash carved with flowers, Song Dynasty

A rare Dingyao white glazed brushwash carved with flowers, Song Dynasty (AD960-1279).  Estimate 100,000 - 150,000 (405,000 - 607,000) (12,900 - 19,300)Photo courtesy Ravenel.

The production of white ware at the Ding kiln began during the Tang dynasty. Ding ware is known for its firm and yet light and delicately worked ceramic body. The colors are pure, and the vessels highly vitrified. This brushwash has a wide mouth and slanting walls. A decorative day lily design is engraved at the bottom of the floor. The lines are succinct and flowing, and the craftsmanship is meticulous and mature. The pattern is carved into the surface with a great sense of spacing and composition, achieving a highly stylized and aesthetically pleasing visual effect. A good example for the excellent workmanship of Song dynasty potters. MD: 11.5 cm

PROVENANCE: Old Private Hong Kong Collection

Ravenel Spring Auction 2015 Hong Kong. Literati Sublimation - Oriental Arts for the Chinese Scholars. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 3:30 PM. Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel Boardroom, Mezzanine Floor, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong