Lot 129. A carved 'Yue' cosmetic box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); diameter 4 3/4 in., 12.1 cm. Estimate 7,000 — 9,000 USD. Lot Sold 20,000 USD. photo Sotheby's 2011
of circular shape, resting on a tall splayed foot, the domed cover with a central medallion freely carved with a phoenix in flight, both applied with a translucent olive-green glaze (2).
Provenance: J. J. Lally & Co., New York, 1990.
Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. 22 Mar 11. New York