A Korean moulded celadon deep bowl, Korea, Koryo dynasty, 12th century. Estimate 200,000 - HK$300,000 ($25,901 - $38,852). Price Realized HK$325,000 ($42,089). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The bowl is potted with wide flaring sides rising to a notched rim, and is moulded on the interior with a central flower head below a wide band of leafy floral meander bearing two large blossoms in bloom. The whole is covered with a glaze of soft sea-green tone. 6 7/8 in. (17/6 cm.) diam., Japanese wood box
Provenance: Japanese private collection, Osaka, acquired in the 1950-60s
Notes: The present bowl was inspired by the Chinese Yaozhou celadon wares of the Song dynasty. A Chinese carved Yaozhou celadon bowl with similar decoration to the present bowl in the collection of Robert H. Ellsworth was sold at Christie's New York, 20 March 2015, lot 830. Compare also another Yaozhou bowl sold at Christie's London, 6 November 2012, lot 304.
CHRISTIE'S. THE IMPERIAL SALE & IMPORTANT CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 3 June 2015, Convention Hall