Lot 217. A large white stoneware bowl, Tang dynasty (618-907), 17.8cm., 7in.. Estimate 800 - 1,200 GBP. Lot sold 6,250 GBP. Photo: Sotheby's.
of metal shape, the gently waisted sides rising from a curved base and short spreading foot to an everted flaring rim, covered overall in an ivory-white glaze falling short of the foot to reveal the white slip.
Exhibited: The Arts of the T'ang Dynasty, The Oriental Ceramic Society, London, 1955, cat. no.199.
Literature: 'Hsing-Yao and Ting-Yao', The Bulletin of Far Eastern Antiquities, no. 25, 1953, Stockholm, 1953, pl. 51, fig. 46.
Bo Gyllensvärd, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pl. 316.
Thomas Dexel, Fruhe Keramik in China, Baunschweig, 1973, pl. 58a
Margaret Medley, T'ang Pottery and Porcelain, London, 1981, pl. 72
Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, The Museum of Art and Far Eastern Antiquities in Ulricehamn, Ulricehamn, 2002, pl. 523.
Sotheby's. Masterpieces of Chinese Precious Metalwork, Early Gold and Silver; Early Chinese White, Green and Black Wares, London, 14 May 2008