A pair of 'Yaozhou' persimon-glazed dishes, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127)

Lot 612.  A pair of 'Yaozhou' persimon-glazed dishes, Northern Song dynasty (960–1127). Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Photo: Sotheby's.

each of conical form with the gently rounded sides rising from a short splayed foot to an everted rim, covered overall with a metallic russet glaze, stopping irregularly at the foot to reveal the buff-colored stoneware body (2). Diameter 5 7/8  in., 15 cm

NotePersimmon-glazed wares in the Song dynasty (960-1279) were produced at several kilns in North China; the most famous being those of the Ding and Yaozhou kilns in Hebei and Shaanxi provinces, respectively. Compare a Yaozhou persimmon-glazed bowl sold in our New York rooms, 30th March 2006, lot 39; and another, from the Kwan Collection, illustrated in Song Ceramics from the Kwan Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1994, cat. no. 86, and later sold in our London rooms, 12th November 2003, lot 43.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 14 Mar 2017, 10:30 AM