Lot 1168. An unusual large Yaozhou celadon molded conical bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 8¼ in. (21 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 8,000 - USD 12,000. Price realised USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013
The bowl has deep, widely flared sides that rise to an upright rim and is molded in the interior with two ducks, a winged mythical creature and a lotus plant amidst the rippling waves of a pond. The bowl is covered with a glaze of olive-green color that also covers the base.
Provenance: Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954) Collection.
The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned 1962.
Literature: The Raymond A. Bidwell Collection of Chinese Bronzes and Ceramics, Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1965, p. 78.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 21 - 22 March 2013, New York, Rockefeller Center