Lot 98. A small 'Ding' ewer, Liao-Song dynasty (907-1279). Height 6 3/8 in., 16.2 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 15,000 USD. Lot sold 8,750 USD. © Sotheby's
the melon-shaped body molded with six vertical lobes above a short straight foot, set with a loop handle molded to simulate a partially bound rope, issuing from a scroll terminal and dividing into three strands each affixed to the rim with a molded floret above the short straight spout.
Provenance: Sotheby's New York, 13th - 15th February 2001, lot 76
Note:A similar ewer in the Victoria and Albert Museum is illustrated by John G. Ayers, Far Eastern Ceramics in the Victoria and Albert Musuem, London, 1980, pl. 81. Another, from a Private Collection of Song Ceramics, was sold in these rooms, 23rd March 2011, lot 504.
Sotheby's. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art. New York, 19 march 2013