Lot 1302. An unusual green-glazed red pottery model of an yi and ladle, Eastern Han dynasty (AD 25-220). Estimate USD 1,000 - USD 1,500. Photo: Christie's Image Ltd 2016.
The bowl has deep sides that are somewhat pinched into an oblong shape and a short arched handle that projects from the rim on one side. The ladle, which is fused by glaze to the interior, has a similar, but longer curved handle, and the bowl and ladle are covered overall with a green glaze that has degraded extensively to a silvery iridescence. 7 7/8 in. (20 cm.) wide
Provenance: Acquired in New York, June 1990.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 16 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza