Lot 3. A Dingyao carved 'lotus' lobed dish, Song-Jin Dynasty (960-1234); 20.4cm (8in) diam. Estimate £ 10,000 - 15,000 (€ 12,000 - 17,000). © Bonhams 2001-2019.
The shallow bowl thinly potted with a hexalobed rim, the interior finely carved on the sides and across the well with exquisite curling lotus blossoms on winding foliate stems, all covered with a rich creamy glaze, fitted box.
Provenance: Peel Park Museum, Salford (label).
Note: Compare with a mallow-petal plate with similarly carved floral design in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Porcelain of the Song Dynasty (I), Hong Kong, 1996, p.92, no.73.
Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2019