A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed zhadou, Northern Song dynasty

Lot 406. A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed zhadou, Northern Song dynasty, 12 cm, 4 3/4  in. Estimate 80,000 — 120,000 HKD. Lot sold 106,250 HKD. Photo: Sotheby's.

with the compressed globular body rising to a slightly waisted neck opening into a wide, six-lobed rim with down-turned petal tips, covered overall with an olive-green glaze.

NoteThree zhadou of similar form, excavated at the 'Yaozhou' kiln site, are illustrated in The Yaozhou Kiln Site of the Song Period, Beijing, 1998, pl. LXVIII, with line drawings on p. 256, fig. 128.  Another zhadou in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, is illustrated in Suzanne G. Valenstein, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1989, pl. 76.

A closely related Yaozhou zhadou, but of moulded petal form from the Muwen Tang collection, included in the exhibition Song Ceramics from the Kwan Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1994, cat.no. 71, was sold in our London rooms, 12th November 2003, lot 54.

Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 01 Jun 2017