A carved 'Ding' foliate-shaped bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 565. A carved 'Ding' foliate-shaped bowl, Song Dynasty (960-1279); diameter 8 3/8 in., 21.3 cmEstimate 25,000 — 35,000 USD. Lot sold 32,500 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

of wide conical form with flaring sides, supported on a short tapered foot, the interior finely carved with a leafy lotus spray, covered inside and out in a creamy white glaze pooling to a deeper tone on the exterior, the rim unglazed exposing the white biscuit body.

Provenance: Christie's London, 10th June 1991, lot 64.

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