A Rare and Finely Carved Ding Dragon Dish, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century

Lot 3012. A Rare and Finely Carved Ding Dragon Dish, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. D 17.5cm. Estimate HKD 1,500,000 - 2,000,000 (USD 191,429 - 255,238). Sold price HKD 1,888,000 (USD 240,945). © Poly Auction.

The shallow concave base supported on a neatly trimmed foot, rising to wide flaring sides, the interior freely carved to the central medallion with a sinuous chilong, its face turned slightly to one side with its body curled around, encircled by two lotus blooms borne on meandering leafy sprays, the exterior decorated with overlapping petal lappets, all covered in a clear ivory glaze pooling at the recesses, metal bound rim. 

ProvenanceA Japanese Private Collection.

Poly Hong KongThe Collection of Shu Zheng Zhai - A Selection of Archaic Chinese Ceramics II, 2 october 2018, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong