Lot 525. A carved 'Yaozhou' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); diameter 8 1/4 in., 21 cm. Estimate 20,000 — 30,000 USD. Lot sold 25,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
of deep conical form with gently rounded sides rising to an lipped rim above a molded band on the exterior, the interior freely carved with a complex design of flowers and foliage, covered throughout with a transparent olive-green glaze pooling in the deeply carved design.
Provenance: Sotheby's London, 12th November 2003, lot 143.
Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics, New York, 23 march 2011