A carved Yaozhou dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1317. A carved Yaozhou dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 7¼ in. (18.3 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 12,000 - USD 18,000. Price realised USD 30,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.

The shallow dish has rounded sides and a slightly everted rim, and is freely carved in the interior with a leafy stem bearing one blossom, with combed details, and is covered all over in a greyish-green glaze stopping short of the foot burnt orange in the firing. 

ProvenanceMottahedeh Collection; Sotheby's New York, 8 November 1980, lot 149.
The Dr. and Mrs. Corbin Collection, California.

Note: A Yaozhou dish of similar size and decoration was included in the exhibition, The Masterpieces of Yaozhou Ware, Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, 1997, p. 37, no. 42, where it is dated Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 - 14 September 2018