Lot 2816. A Yaozhou carved 'Rhinoceros' bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 8 1/8 in. (20.7 cm.) diam. Estimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price 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.
A carved Yaozhou 'Rhinoceros' dish, Northern 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.
Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 9 July 2020