An unusual large Yaozhou celadon molded conical bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

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.

LiteratureThe 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