A rare deep bowl of Xuanzhou or Ding type stoneware, China, Five Dynasties (907-960) or Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), 10th or 11th century, Anhui province, Xuanzhou, Jingxian kiln type or North China, Hebei province, early Dingyao type. Estimate 5000/7000 €. Lot sold 3.300 €. Photo Nagel
the deep bowl with quite solid, white stoneware body and an even fine, transparent, lustrous glaze, covering the entire body except the everted rim. The white, stout body and glaze resemble white stonewares made in the actual Anhui province, Jingxian (county) kilns in the former Xuanzhou prefecture, discovered in Yangong township 1996. The more ivory glaze type and unglazed rim, however, are typical features of the Ding kilns in Hebei province, firing the bowls and dishes reposing on the unglazed rim in the saggers instead on unglazed foot rings like in the Jingxian kilns in Anhui province. D. 16,4 cm. Good condition
Provenance: Senta Wollheim Collection, bought through the German dealer Heide Huebner Wuerzburg prior to 1976 from the private collection of Leopold Reidemeister (1900-1987)
Compare: Lo, Kai-Yin (ed.), Bright as Silver, White as Snow, Chinese white ceramics from late Tang to Yuan dynasty, Yunmingtang, Hong Kong 1998, plate 6, a flat dish (diam. 13,5 cm), apart 5 notched indentations at the equally everted and glazed rim of very similar white body and glaze colour, however with unglazed foot ring, Anhui province, Xuanzhou, Jingxian kiln type, dated 5 Dynasties (907-960) to early Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), 10th century, and plate 10, a stout, conical bowl with five indented sides, everted and turned over, glazed rim, a more ivory coloured glaze, excluding the foot ring and base, Hebei province, Ding kiln and dated 5 Dynasties (907-960) or Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), 10th or 11th century.
- Tsai Meifen et al., Decorated Porcelains of Dingzhou, White Ding wares from the collection of the National Palace Museum, NPM, Taipei 2014, no. I 20, a larger, flat bowl of similar shape (diam. 19,5 cm), white body and glaze with slightly indented, everted and glazed rim, the foot ring glazed, but the base left unglazed, Xuanzhou type, dated 5 Dynasties to Northern Song Dynasty, 10th century
NAGEL. "Asian Art". Sale 722, 06/06/2015