A rare 'basket-weave' cup, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 495. A rare 'basket-weave' cup, Song dynasty (960-1279). Estimate 200 — 300 GBP. Lot Sold 5,625 GBP. Photo courtesy Sotheby's 2008

the hemispherical body rising from a concave base to an inverted rim, moulded to the interior and exterior with a basket-weave pattern and covered overall in a transparent ivory glaze, 9cm., 3 1/2 intogether with a similarly moulded seal paste box and cover. Quantity: 3.

Provenance: F. Low-Beer & Co., New York (according to label).

Literature: Bo Gyllensvard, Chinese Ceramics in the Carl Kempe Collection, Stockholm, 1964, pls 354 and 353.

Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art. 05 Nov 08. London