An inscribed Ding bowl, Early Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century

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Lot 2901. An inscribed Ding bowl, Early Northern Song dynasty, 10th-11th century; 6 ¾ in. (17.1 cm.) diam. Estimate: HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000 (USD 38,416 - USD 64,026)© Christie's Image Ltd 2019

The bowl with curved sides is supported on a thick foot ring, applied inside and out with a lustrous, milky-white glaze. The base is incised through the glaze with the character guan, ‘official’. The foot is unglazed, revealing the fine white body, box.

The result of C-Link Research & Development Limited thermoluminescence test no.8706GD67 (24 April 2018) is consistent with the dating of this lot. 

Christie's. Leisurely Delights, Hong Kong, 29 May 2019