A carved Qingbai bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279)

Lot 545. A carved Qingbai bowl, Song dynasty (960–1279); diameter 6 in., 15.2 cmEstimate 4,000 — 6,000 USDLot sold 5,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the rounded sides carved on the exterior with two layers of overlapping petals, the interior freely incised with a duck in a lotus pond, all under a translucent glaze of light blue tone ending neatly at the foot, the rim dressed brown.

ProvenanceChristie's London, 10th December 1990, lot 104.

Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics, New York, 23 march 2011