Lot 524. A carved 'Yaozhou' dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); diameter 7 1/4 in., 18.4 cm. Estimate 6,000 — 8,000 USD. Lot sold 7,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
the well-potted body flaring to an upturned rim, finely carved to the center with a lotus bloom borne with a large leaf on the scrolling stem, covered overall in a bright celadon glaze of olive-green tone draining from the rim and pooling to a deeper shade in the recesses .
Provenance: Sotheby's London, 11th December 1990, lot 230.
Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics, New York, 23 march 2011