A molded Yaozhou celadon bowl, Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 1340. A molded Yaozhou celadon bowl, Song-Jin Dynasty, 12th-13th century; 7¼ in. (18.4 cm.) diamEstimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000Price realised USD 20,000© Christie's Image Ltd 2010. 

With shallow, flared sides, molded in the center with a large leafy peony stem surrounded by six panels of leaves below a narrow band of classic scroll, covered all over in a green glaze continuing over the unglazed foot rim to cover the base, burnt slightly orange in the firing.

Provenance: Christie's, London, 10-11 April 1984, lot 141.

Note: A very similar, though smaller (13.5 cm.) dish, with the same design in the collection of the Yaozhou Ware Museum in Tongchuan City, Shaanxi Province, is illustrated in Zhongguo Taoci Quanji: Yaozhou Yao, Shanghai, 1985, no. 51, where it is dated Song dynasty.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 16 - 17 September 2010