An heirloom Dingyao 'Daylily' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

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 Lot 5088. An heirloom Dingyao 'Daylily' bowl, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 14.7 cm, 5 3/4  inEstimate 80,000 - 100,000 HKDSold for 250,000 HKD (110,926 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.

superbly potted with deep and gently rounded sides rising from a flat base to a rim bordered along the exterior with a thin raised band, above a bevelled frieze encircling the base, the flat interior carved with a medallion enclosing a single daylily borne on a curled stem with scrolling leaves, veiled in a silky ivory-coloured transparent glaze showcasing the white stoneware body, the unglazed mouthrim mounted with a metal band.

Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong Kong, 22 May 2020