512
512
A CARVED 'DING' 'FISH' BOWL
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
20,00030,000
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512
A CARVED 'DING' 'FISH' BOWL
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
20,00030,000
JUMP TO LOT

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A CARVED 'DING' 'FISH' BOWL
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY
well potted, with deep gently rounded sides rising from a straight narrow foot ring, carved around the exterior with two rows of overlapping stiff lotus lappets, the interior finely incised with a central medallion enclosing a pair of fish swimming amidst combed waves, the tactile ivory-white glaze pooling in characteristic 'teardrops' and stopping neatly at the foot ring, the rim bound in metal, Japanese wood box (3)
Diameter 6 1/2  in., 16.6 cm
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Catalogue Note

Ding bowls carved with this auspicious motif of fish swimming in water were popular in the Northern Song dynasty. Examples of this elegant deep shape are however unusual, and only one related example appears to have been published: a slightly larger bowl sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 24th November 1981, lot 31. See also a bowl carved with fish on the interior and with petals on the exterior, but of conical form, in the National Palace Museum, Taipei, included in the Museum’s Special Exhibition of Ting Ware White Porcelain, Taipei, 1987, cat. no. 47. 

 

A bowl of this type but with a dragon on the interior, from the Kempe Collection, in the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm, is illustrated in Oriental Ceramics. The World’s Great Collections, Tokyo, 1982, vol. 8, pl. 107; and another with lotus, from the collection of J.H. Oppenheim, now in the British Museum, London, is published ibid., 1981, vol. 5, pl. 57.

A Noble Pursuit: Important Chinese and Korean Art from a Japanese Private Collection

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New York