A Yaozhou carved 'Rhinoceros' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

Lot 2816. A Yaozhou carved 'Rhinoceros' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000Price realised HKD 250,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

The bowl is carved to the interior with a diamond-shaped cartouche enclosing a seated rhinoceros gazing up at a full moon, encircled by scrolls beneath the well, covered inside and out with a glossy olive-green glaze pooling at the recesses, the foot unglazed, box.

Property from The Yi Lan Tang Collection.

Note: Compare to a Yaozhou dish carved with a similar design of rhinoceros gazing at the moon, sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 1 June 2016, lot 3122.


carved Yaozhou 'Rhinoceros' dishNorthern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Estimate HK$120,000 – HK$150,000 ($15,520 - $19,401)Price realised HK$400,000 at Christie’s Hong Kong, 1 June 2016, lot 3122. © Christie's Images Ltd 2016.

Cf. my post: A carved Yaozhou 'Rhinoceros' dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 July 2020