Lot 1890. A rare blue and white pouring bowl, Yuan dynasty (1271-1368); 16.2 cm., 6 3/8 in. Estimate 400,000 — 500,000 HKD. Lot Sold 500,000 HKD. photo: Sotheby's
of shallow rounded form with a slightly domed interior base, set at one side with a small spout of square section applied underneath with a small scroll loop, painted in underglaze-blue with flowerheads among foliate scrolls on the interior encircled by a double line border and a band of classic scroll at the well, the exterior with lotus petal panels, the rim unglazed, the base with a thin coating of translucent glaze. Quantity: 1
Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 4th December 1984, lot 320.
Sotheby's London, 12th November 2003, lot 88.
Exhibited: Song Ceramics from the Kwan Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1994, cat. no. 205.
Note: Several pouring bowls of this form are illustrated in Zhongguo taoci quanji, vol. 11, Shanghai, 2000, pls.213-217, one of the same lingzhi design inside but a classic scroll outside, excavated at Anqing, Anhui province and now in the Anhui Provincial Museum, the others with simple lotus panels on the outside and various designs inside, the Capital Museum, Beijing, the Tianminlou collection, Hong Kong, the Museum of Chinese History, Beijing, and the Guangdong Provincial Museum. Compare also another bowl decorated with a lotus bouquet inside and lotus panels on the exterior, in the Jiangxi Provincial Museum, illustrated in Ye Peilan, Yuandai ciqi, Beijing, 1998, p. 42, pl. 23.
Sotheby's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, 08 April 10. Hong Kong