A ‘Yaozhou’ carved ‘lotus’ bowl, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 205. A ‘Yaozhou’ carved ‘lotus’ bowl, Northern Song dynasty. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 GBP (6,386 - 8,940 EUR). Photo Sotheby's

the steep flaring sides rising from a short foot to a lipped rim, the interior carved with a lotus spray with broad leaves and arrowheads, encircled by a raised rib just below the exterior rim, covered in a transparent olive-green glaze suffused with a network of golden crackle; 20.8 cm, 8¼ in.

ProvenanceSotheby’s London, 14th July 1970, lot 21.
Bluett and Sons Ltd., London.
Blitz Oriental Art, Amsterdam.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Londres, 11 mai 2016, 10:00 AM