Lot 624. A 'Yaozhou' foliate-rim dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Diameter 7 in., 17.8 cm. Estimate: US$10,000 - US$15,000. Lot Sold 12,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's
finely potted, with angled sides rising from a broad base resting on a short foot to an elegantly everted hexalobed rim, the flaring shallow sides divided into six lobes by slender radial lines in slip, the underside with a single incised line just below the rim, applied overall with a smooth sage-green glaze save for the unglazed footring burnt orange in the firing.
Note: The present bowl is closely related to a type of five-lobed flaring bowl produced at the end of the Five Dynasties and beginning of the Northern Song dynasty. The angled base flaring to the lobed rim in this example is a feature more characteristic of the Northern Song period. For examples of the Five Dynasties type, see the pair sold in our London rooms, 11th May 2011, lot 1 and a bowl from the Feng Wen Tang Collection, sold at Bonham's Hong Kong, 9th October 2014 lot 108.
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 20 march 2019