06 novembre 2019

A small Dingyao 'lotus' bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1126)

A small Dingyao 'lotus' bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1126)

Lot 66.  A small Dingyao 'lotus' bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1126); 9cm (3 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 30,000 - 40,000 (€ 35,000 - 46,000). Unsold. Photo Bonhams.

Finely potted with thin deep rounded sides rising from a short straight foot, the interior carved with a single lotus flower spray amidst scrolling foliage, all covered with a creamy ivory-white glaze.

Provenance: The Honorable Mr. Justice Robert Tang Kwok-ching, SBS, The Xiwenguozhai Collection, Hong Kong
Marchant, London
A London private collection.

Published and Illustrated: Marchant, Chinese Ceramics Han to Song, London, 2018, no.13.

Note: A comparable Dingyao cup is illustrated by R.Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, London, 1994, vol.1, pp.204-205, no.361; another related Dingyao bowl, Song dynasty, is illustrated in Bright as Silver White as Snow: Chinese White Ceramics from Late Tang to Yuan Dynasty, Examples from the Kai-Yin Lo Collection, Hong Kong, 1998, pp.122-123, pl.19; see also a further example of a Dingyao bowl in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York is illustrated by S.G.Valenstein, A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1975, p.89, no.82.

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 7 Nov 2019

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