Lot 275. A Qingbai carved bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 8 in. (20.2 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 3,000 - USD 4,000. Price realised USD 7,200. © Christie's Images Ltd 2007
With widely flared sides, the interior freely carved with two boys amidst highly stylized foliate scroll with feathery leaves and rouletted details, covered overall with a glaze of pale azure tone that continues over the tapered foot to partially cover the unglazed base burnt light brown in the firing.
Provenance: Bluett, London, September 1989.
Literature: Jan Wirgin, Sung Ceramic Designs, B.M.F.E.A., No. 42, Stockholm, 1970, pl. 19b.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York, 22 March 2007