Lot 764. A molded 'Yaozhou' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126). Diameter: 6 1/2 in., 16.5 cm. Estimate 8,000 — 12,000 USD. Lot Sold 18,750 USD. © Sotheby's.
of subtle hexafoil form, the wide rounded sides resting on a narrow straight foot, the well evenly divided into six lobes, molded with six blossoms on a meandering stem and further scrolling leafy vines, beneath a diaper band, the underside with freely carved ribs, all covered with a lustrous deep olive glaze save for the footring.
Provenance: Christie's New York, 2nd December 1985, lot 162.