A Yaozhou brown-painted 'Floral' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 375. A Yaozhou brown-painted 'Floral' box and cover, Song dynasty (960-1279); 11.4 cm, 4 1/2  inEstimate 40,000 - 60,000 HKD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the cover decorated in brown slip with a central bloom, surrounded by liberal streaks, all against a creamy-white slip, the shallow recessed base unglazed revealing the grey body.

Provenance: Collection of Kitaouji Rosanjin.

ExhibitedShumi Kotouki Dai Tenrankai: Great Exhibition of Antique Ceramics, Takashimaya Department Store Art Department, Osaka, 1935 (with Kurahashi Tojiro and Kitaouji Rosanjin as advisers).

Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 31 may 2018, 11:15 AM