A very rare Ding persimmon-glazed hexafoil bowl, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127)

Lot 1161. A very rare Ding persimmon-glazed hexafoil bowl, Northern Song dynasty (AD 960-1127); 7 ¼ in. (18.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 16,250© Christie's Images Ltd 2017

The bowl has widely flared sides that rise from the small knife-cut foot to the hexafoil rim, and is covered allover with a glaze of rich, slightly metallic reddish-brown color that thins on the rim and also covers the base, Japanese wood box.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 14 - 15 September 2017, New York