Lot 3259. A rare large Yaozhou celadon molded conical bowl, China, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty, 11th-12th century; 8 in. (20.4 cm.) diam. Estimate $2,000 – $3,000. Price realised USD 4,000. © Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The bowl has slightly rounded conical sides and is molded in the center with two cranes in flight amidst clouds and between two ribbon-tied stems of lotus leaves and flowers. The exterior is carved with simplified petals that rise to a line border, all under a slightly greyish olive-green glaze, box.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza