Lot 2916. A rare Yaozhou carved 'egrets and peony' truncated meiping, Northern Song dynasty (960 – 1127); 5 7/8 in. (14.6 cm) wide. Estimate HKD 500,000 - HKD 700,000. Price realised HKD 2,125,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
The broad, high-shouldered body is carved with two egrets on opposite sides, against a background of dense peony scroll, above a band of petal lappets, and below a scalloped border, covered inside and out under an olive-green glaze, with the exception of the base, revealing the russet-grey body.
Property from the Yangdetang Collection.
Note: The dating of this lot is consistent with the result of a thermoluminescence test, conducted by Oxford Authentication Ltd, sample No. P206g52, 10 January 2007.