Lot 546. A carved 'Ding' dish, Song dynasty (960–1279); diameter 9 1/8 in., 23.2 cm. Estimate 50,000 — 70,000 USD. Lot sold 170,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.
boldly carved to the center with a fish swiming beneath aquatic weeds and a large lotus-like leaf carried in the combed ripples of the water, the cavetto undecorated, the metal-bound foliate-shaped rim incised with scollwork, covered with a creamy white glaze.
Provenance: Collection of Mr. Rudolph Schaeffer, San Francisco.
Sotheby's New York, 28th May 1991, lot 193.
Sotheby's. Harmony of Form, Serenity of Color: A Private Collection of 'Song' Ceramics, New York, 23 march 2011