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PROPERTY FROM THE XINYANGTANG COLLECTION

A CARVED YAOZHOU CELADON 'LOTUS' BOWL
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT
592

PROPERTY FROM THE XINYANGTANG COLLECTION

A CARVED YAOZHOU CELADON 'LOTUS' BOWL
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 187,500 HKD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A CARVED YAOZHOU CELADON 'LOTUS' BOWL
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY
the gently rounded sides rising to a fillet set beneath a lipped rim, the interior carved with a lotus blossom and a furled leaf viewed in profile against scrolling foliage, applied overall save for the footring in an olive-green glaze pooling to a deeper colour in the recesses
19.1 cm, 7 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 20th March 2002, lot 93.

Catalogue Note

Bowls carved with this design are held in important museums worldwide, including one in the Art Institute of Chicago, included in the exhibition Ice and Green Clouds. Traditions of Chinese Celadon, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, 1987, cat. no. 60, where the author refers to a group of eighteen dishes and bowls of this design of various sizes recovered from three iron cooking pots, excavated in Huachixian, Gansu province (see p. 156).  For similar dishes carved with the same motif, see a dish in the Shanghai Museum, illustrated in Zhongguo taoci quanji [The complete works of Chinese ceramics], vol. 7, Shanghai, 2000, pl. 123, as well as two other dishes in the Tokyo National Museum, published in the Illustrated Catalogues of Tokyo National Museum. Chinese Ceramics I, Tokyo, 1988, pls 470 and 471; compare also a pair of similarly decorated dishes sold in these rooms 3rd/4th December 2015, lot 260, and another single dish sold in our London rooms, 16th December 1980, lot  260, from the Edward T. Chow collection.

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