A 'Yaozhou' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 577. A 'Yaozhou' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); diameter 4 3/4 in., 12.1 cmEstimate 4,000 — 6,000 USD. Lot sold 5,000 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

the deep conical body with angular sides flaring to an everted rim, the interior decorated with two fish, a duck and crane on a ground of waves, the exterior carved with vertical radial lines, all under a bubble suffused glaze of olive-green tone leaving the foot unglazed.

Provenance: Sotheby's Hong Kong, 29th October 1991, lot 7.

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