A small Ding ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 239. A small Ding ewer, Song dynasty (960-1279); 8.5cm., 3 3/8 in. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 GBP. Lot sold 22,500 GBP© Sotheby's 2013

the globular body divided into five lobes, rising from a short foot to a flared neck, flanked by a double-strap handle and a short spout, covered overall in an ivory-white glaze.

ProvenanceVarr Family Collection, Sweden, acquired in Japan in the 1950s.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, London, 06 Nov 2013