A 'Ding' mallow-form dish, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

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Lot 129. A 'Ding' mallow-form dish, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127). Estimate 30,000 — 50,000 USD. Photo Sotheby's

finely potted in the form of an open mallow flower, the low walls smoothly rounded to an everted and lobed rim, the petals outlined by elegantly incised S-curves to the underside, covered overall with an even translucent ivory glaze, the rim bound in silver. Diameter 7 3/4  in., 19.7 cm 

Sotheby'sImportant Chinese Art, New York, 13 sept. 2016, 10:30 AM