A Xingyao flower-form bowl, late Tang-early Northern Song dynasty, 10th century

Lot 1171. A Xingyao flower-form bowl, late Tang-early Northern Song dynasty, 10th century4 7/8 in. (12.5 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price realised USD 7,500© Christie's Images Ltd 2013

The bowl has flared, rounded sides that are formed as five petals, and is covered inside and out with a clear glaze that falls short of the knife-trimmed foot to expose the fine white body.

Provenance: Raymond A. Bidwell (1876-1954) Collection.
The Springfield Museums, Springfield, Massachusetts, accessioned 1962.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, 21 - 22 March 2013, New York, Rockefeller Center