A large 'Ding' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 953. A large 'Ding' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 8 7/8  in., 22.5 cm. Estimate 2,000 — 3,000 USD. Lot sold 3,750 USD. © Sotheby's

the deeply rounded body rising from a slightly tapered foot to an everted rim, covered overall in an ivory glaze pooling in characteristic teardrops to one side of the exterior, the rim bound in metal.

Provenance: Collection of Desmond FitzGerald (1846-1926), Brookline, Massachusetts.
American Art Galleries, New York, 22nd April 1927, lot 118 (part lot).
Collection of Mrs. Edwin Sibley Webster (1870-1969), Boston, Massachusetts, and thence by descent.

ExhibitedMuseum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1888 (according to label).

Sotheby's. Saturday at Sotheby's: Asian Art, New York, 16 Sep 2017