Lot 5058. A 'Yaozhou' persimmon-glazed conical bowl, Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127); 14.5 cm, 5 3/4 in. Estimate 100,000 — 120,000 HKD. Sold for 137,500 HKD (16,269 EUR). Courtesy Sotheby's.
of shallow conical form, the straight flaring sides elegantly raised on a short straight foot, covered overall in a glaze of rich ochre-brown tone, the knife-pared foot left unglazed exposing the light grey stoneware.
Provenance: Collection of Yip Shing Biu.
A bowl of similar form from the Muwen Tang collection, included in the exhibition Song Ceramics from the Kwan Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong, 1994, cat. no. 86, was sold in our London rooms, 12th November 2003, lot 43; a slightly smaller one was sold in these rooms, 30th May 2019, lot 9, from the Tianminlou collection; and another was included in the exhibition The Masterpieces of Yaozhou Ware, The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, 1997, cat. no. 56.
Compare also a larger persimmon-glazed bowl modelled with straight sides, sold at Christie’s New York, 26th March 2003, lot 211, and again in these rooms, 5th April 2016, lot 2864.
Sotheby's. EYE/EAST, Hong Kong, 22 May 2020