A molded 'Yaozhou' 'peony' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234) 

Lot 728. A molded 'Yaozhou' 'peony' bowl, Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 5 1/8  in., 13 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. © Sotheby's.

of conical form, the steep flaring sides rising to a gently everted rim, the interior impressed with a well-articulated scrolling band of six peony flowers borne on a leafing stem, centered by a stylized floret, the exterior incised with a frieze of stylized overlapping petals, covered overall in a lustrous olive-green translucent glaze pooling effectively in the recesses, the glaze stopping at the short, knife-pared, unglazed foot ring.

Provenance: Collection of Russell M. Tyson (1867-1963).
Bequest to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, in 1964 (acc. no. 1964.765).

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 11 september 2019