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