Lot 3503. A Yaozhou Carved ‘Peony’ Dish, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. D 17.5cm. Estimate HKD 350,000 - 450,000 (USD 44,586 - 57,325). Lot sold HKD 2,478,000 (USD 315,623). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited.
The present dish is well potted that the shallow rounded sides are deftly carved on the interior with a large peony bloom with tiered petals and a small bud borne on a dense leafy stem. The petals and leaves are bordered by classic scroll with trefoil leaves issuing from a continuous undulating scroll. The exterior is carved with two peony flower heads on opposite sides of the knife-pared foot. Both peony flowers are surrounded by fleshy leaves covering the entire ground. The dish is overall covered in a rich olive-green glaze.
Provenance: 1. Sotheby’s New York, 21-22 September 2005, lot.305
2. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, no. SO397.
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