A small carved Dingyao dish, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century

Lot 2098. A small carved Dingyao dish, Northern Song dynasty, 11th-12th century; 5 3/16 in. (13.1 cm.) diamEstimate USD 6,000 - USD 8,000. Price Realized USD 20,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2014. 

The bowl has shallow sides rounding upwards in a slight flare to the metal-mounted rim, and the interior is carved with a leafy stem bearing a single lotus. The dish is covered inside and out with a glaze of ivory tone that also covers the base, box.

NoteA pair of related Dingyao dishes of identical size (13 cm.) was sold at Christie's New York, 15 September 2009, lot 318.

Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 20 - 21 March 2014