Lot 1441. A rare Dingyao carved foliate-rimmed shallow bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 147,750. © Christie's Images Ltd 2013
The finely potted bowl has widely flared sides that rise from the tall ring foot to the petal-lobed rim and is covered overall with a glaze of even ivory-white tone. The interior is fluidly carved with a peony spray bearing feathery leaves and a large blossom in full bloom. The leaves and petals are accented with combed details. The rim is bound with a thin metal band.
Provenance: William B. Gruber Collection, acquired between 1957-1965.
Note: Compare the foliate Dingyao bowl carved with a similar design on the interior, from the Qing Court collection, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum - 32 - Porcelain of the Song Dynasty, Hong Kong, 1996, p. 60, no. 52.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 21 - 22 March 2013.