Lot 606. A 'Yaozhou' brown parcel-glazed stoneware dish, Tang dynasty (618-906); 6 1/4in (15.8cm) diam. Estimate US$ 5,000 - 7,000 (€ 4,400 - 6,200). Unsold. © Bonhams 2001-2019
Potted with gently flaring sides rising to an everted rim, supported on a knife-cut foot ring, the edges decorated with glaze to form a six-pointed star in reserve over a gray slip, centered with a floret on the interior, and leaving a hexagon with curved sides on the exterior, to reveal the grayish buff-colored body.
Provenance: Ruth and Richard Dickes
Acquired in New York City, 15 March 2003.
Note: A Tang dynasty dish with a similar style of decoration from the Huangpu kiln, Tongchuan, Yaozhou County is illustrated by Robert D. Mowery, Hare's Fur, Tortoiseshell, and Partridge Feathers: Chinese Brown- and Black-glazed Ceramics, 400-1400, Cambridge, 1996, no. 65.
Bonhams. Chinese Works of Art, New York, 18 March 2019