Lot 3302. A Yaozhou Persimmon-Glazed Bowl, Northern Song Dynasty, 10th-12th Century. H 4.1cm D 14.8cm. Estimate HKD 250,000 - 350,000 (USD 31,863 - 44,609). Sold Price: HKD 354,000 (USD 45,118). © Poly Auction Hong Kong.
The bowl has widely flared sides that rise from the small knife-cut foot to the very slightly everted rim, and is covered all over with a glaze of rich reddish-brown color that thins on the rim and also covers the base.
Provenance: 1. Collection of Simon Kwan, Hong Kong (The Muwen Tang)
2. Sotheby's London, 12 November 2003, lot. 43
3. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, no. EK197.
Exhibited & Literature: Song Ceramics from the Kwan Collection: Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 22 July - 11 September 1994, cat. no. 86.
Note: A persimmon-glazed bowl with slightly more rounded sides was included in the major exhibition of Yaozhou ware at the Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, in 1997, and is illustrated in The Masterpieces of Yaozhou Ware, Tokyo, 1997, p. 44, no. 56.
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