A carved Yaozhou celadon 'peony' ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 305. A carved Yaozhou celadon 'peony' ewer, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 19.7 cm, 7 3/4  in. Estimate 100,000 - 150,000 HKD. Lot sold 475,000 HKD. © Sotheby's.

the globular body rising from a splayed foot to a waisted cylindrical neck, the shoulder set with a long curved spout opposite a strap handle decorated with trapezoidal diaper pattern, the exterior crisply carved in relief with a large peony bloom and broad leaves borne on an undulating stem, applied overall save for the footring with a sage-green glaze.

The dating of this ewer is consistent with the results of the thermoluminescence (TL) test of the C&C Authentication Laboratory Limited, report no. NA0115.

Property of the Xinyangtang Collection.

Provenance: Chak's Company Ltd, Hong Kong, 17th July 2001

Sotheby's. Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 30 May 2019