A rare small molded 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed bowl, Northern Song- Jin dynasty


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Lot 110. A rare small molded 'Yaozhou' celadon-glazed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 4 ⅜ in., 11.1 cmEstimate: 7,000 - 9,000 USD. Lot sold: 23,940 USD. Courtesy Sotheby's.

delicately potted with the conical sides rising from a short foot to a slightly everted rim, the interior center crisply molded with three stalks of lotus leaves issuing from swirling waves, surrounded by three lobed cartouches around the cavetto enclosing lotus, peony and mandarin duck, all separated by formalized floral sprays, the exterior carved with a frieze of overlapping petals, covered overall with a lustrous translucent olive-green glaze pooling to a darker tone at the recesses save for the foot ring left unglazed revealing the gray stoneware body.

Property from a Boston Private Collection.

Provenance: J.J. Lally & Co., New York.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 17 march 2021