Lot 3809. A carved 'Yaozhou' celadon bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 5 1/2 in. (13.9 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 60,000 - HKD 80,000. Price Realized HKD 93,750. © Christie's Images Ltd. 2011
Of rounded conical form, the interior well carved with a single floral spray, surrounded by combed waves in an encircling band below an incised line, with a grooved band below the rim on the exterior, covered overall with an olive-green glaze, the unglazed foot burnt brown in the firing, Japanese wood box.
Provenance: A Japanese private collection
Exhibited: Gotoh Museum, Tokyo
Note: See a bowl with identical carved decoration, in the Robert Barron Collection, illustrated by L. Rotondo-McCord, Heaven and Earth Seen Within, New Orleans Museum of Art, 2000, pp. 60-1, no. 15; and another sold at Christie's New York, 19 September 2006, lot 216.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 1 June 2011, Convention Hall