Lot 694. A molded 'Yaozhou' bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 4 1/4 in., 10.8 cm. Estimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot Sold 10,625USD. © Sotheby's.
of conical form, the steep sides rising to a slightly everted rim, the interior crisply molded with six peony blossoms borne on a continuous scrolling stem amidst dense foliage, centered by a floret, the exterior with a band of simplified upright petals, covered overall in a pale grayish-green glaze pooling in the recesses and above the neatly knife-pared, unglazed foot ring.
Gifted to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, in memory of her sister Lucy Maud Buckingham (1870-1920) in 1924 (acc. no. 1924.415)..
Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 11 september 2019