Lot 27. A persimmon-glazed 'Yaozhou' bowl, Song Dynasty (960–1127), 5 1/2 in., 14 cm. Estimate 5,000 — 7,000 USD. Lot sold 7,800 USD. © Sotheby's.
of conical form with shallow sides rising to the a slightly everted rim, applied overall with a russet colored glaze with light patches of black undertones, all supported on a knife-pared foot revealing a buff colored body.
Note: A persimmon-glazed yaozhou bowl of similar shape and size was sold in these rooms, 28/29th November 1994, lot 260; and another slightly smaller bowl of this type was sold at Christie's New York, 21st September 2001, lot 449.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 31 mars 2005