Lot 78. A Qingbai carved 'lotus' bowl, Song dynasty. Diameter 7 7/8 in., 20 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25 000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.
thinly potted, the deep flaring sides rising from a short tapering foot to an everted rim, freely carved to the interior with an undulating leafy lotus scroll, the exterior undecorated, applied overall with a glossy ice-blue glaze.
Provenance: On loan to the Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham, Alabama, 1988-2015.
Sotheby's. Monochrome, New York, 15 sept. 2015