A molded 'Yaozhou' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

Lot 764. A molded 'Yaozhou' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1126). Diameter:  6 1/2  in., 16.5 cmEstimate 8,000 — 12,000 USDLot 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.

ProvenanceChristie's New York, 2nd December 1985, lot 162.

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