A large carved Dingyao lotus dish, probably Northern Song (960-1127) or Jin dynasty (1115-1234), Dingyao, Hebei province

Lot 822. A large carved Dingyao lotus dish, probably Northern Song (960-1127) or Jin dynasty (1115-1234), Dingyao, Hebei province. Estimate 1.800/2.500 €. Lot sold 1.800 €. Photo Nagel

the creamy ivory glazed, flat white stoneware dish has slightly angled, flared and curved sides and an everted, slightly six-lobed, unglazed rim and is covered with a creamy, ivory-tinged glaze including the base and foot-ring, the entire inside of the bowl is delicately incised in single and double lines with a large lotus spray with blossom and leaves with combed details, the outside is plain and the partly thicker glaze forms the tear-like streaks typical of Ding ware. This large bowl was like many Dingyao bowls and dishes thrown, carved or incised and then moulded into shape with the slightly angled and curved sides after carving the décor, the angular shape of this dish has been inspired by silver ware. Very fine condition; h.: 5,4 ~ 5,5 cm; diam.: 22,2 cm. 

Property from a South German private collection 

Compare: Tsai Meifen et al., Decorated Porcelains of Dingzhou, White Ding wares from the collection of the National Palace Museum, NPM, Taipei 2014, no. II-42, a large, flat bowl (diam. 20,4 cm) of identical shape and with a similar incised lotus décor, dated Northern Song to Jin dynasties, 11th to 13th century 

Nagel Auktionen, "Asian Art",  08/12/2015