A Yaozhou carved ‘duck’ dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

Lot 3028. A Yaozhou carved ‘duck’ dish, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234); 6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) diam, boxEstimate HKD 200,000 - HKD 300,000. Price realised HKD 400,000. © Christie's Images Ltd 2020.

The dish is carved to the centre of the interior with a duck swimming amid waves, encircled by an incised line and surrounded by a band of crested waves on the cavetto. The exterior is divided into six shallow lobes by vertical incised lines. The dish is covered with a translucent glaze of olive-green tone with the exception of the foot.

ProvenanceW. W. Winkworth (1897-1991), London
T.Y. Chao (1912-1999), Hong Kong
The T. Y. Chao Private and Family Trust Collections of Important Chinese Ceramics and Jade Carvings, sold at Sotheby's Hong Kong, 18 November 1986, lot 10.

Exhibited: Palazzo Ducale, Venice, Arte Cinese, 1954, Catalogue, no. 409.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Hong Kong, 30 November 2020