Lot 1286. A large carved Yaozhou bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century; 8 7/8 in. (22 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
The slightly rounded, widely flared sides are well carved on the interior with two leafy, flowering peony stems bearing two large blossoms and a third smaller blossom in between, the design ending at the plain area below the rim, and the exterior is freely carved with curved lines suggesting large blossoms. The bowl is covered overall with a glaze of greyish-olive color that also covers the center of the base.
Provenance: K & Soon Ltd., Hong Kong, 4 November 1998.
Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York.
The result of The Chinese University of Hong Kong thermoluminescence test no. 01518 is consistent with the dating of this lot.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 - 14 September 2018