Lot 874. A Yaozhou celadon carved bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Height 28.5 cDiameter 18.3 cmm. Estimated price €6.000 - €8.000. Result: €6.875. © Lempertz.
With rounded sides, rising from a shallow footring to a lipped rim, moulded on the exterior with bow-string band below the mouth rim, to the interior with a curving lotus blossom and leaf, all under a widely crackled glaze of olive-green tone.
Provenance: Collection Friedrich Otto Hasse (1886-1964), Bremen, acquired in the 1920s, and thence by descent.
Literature: Compare a Yaozhou celadon bowl carved with this design in the Tokyo National Museum, illustrated in Jan Wirgin, Sung Ceramic Designs, vol. 2, Stockhom 1970, pl. 9c along with a bowl in the Victoria & Albert Museum London, illustr. in Mary Tregear, Die Keramik der Song-Zeit, Munich 1982, p. 108, pl. 124.
Lempertz. Asiatische Kunst, 08.12.2018, 13:00, Köln