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A RARE HUOZHOU WHITE-GLAZED STEM BOWL
SONG DYNASTY
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LOT SOLD. 250,000 HKD
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A RARE HUOZHOU WHITE-GLAZED STEM BOWL
SONG DYNASTY
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 250,000 HKD
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Details & Cataloguing

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A RARE HUOZHOU WHITE-GLAZED STEM BOWL
SONG DYNASTY
the bowl of compressed globular shape with an incurved rim, supported on a hollow splayed stem with upturned footrim, applied overall save for a ring on the interior with a translucent ivory-coloured glaze with darker teardrops
9.8 cm, 3 7/8  in.
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Provenance

Sotheby's New York, 22nd February 1973, lot 75.
Sotheby's New York, 23rd October 1976, lot 214.
Collection of the British Rail Pension Fund.
Sotheby's London, 12th December 1989, lot 72.

Catalogue Note

Notable for its lustrous and creamy-white glaze, this stem bowl was likely made at the Huozhou kilns, which was renown for producing fine quality white wares inspired by the celebrated Ding wares of the Northern Song dynasty (960-1127). Located near the town of Chencun, Shanxi province, the kiln complex is believed to be the same mentioned by Cao Zhao in his Gegu yaolun (Essential Criteria of Antiquities) from 1388, where he notes that ‘Peng Junbao copied ancient Ding wares making “waisted” vessels which were very neat. The white ones are similar to Ding wares’ (Kiln Sites of Ancient China. Recent Finds of Pottery and Porcelain, British Museum, London, 1980, p. 102).

White-glazed stem bowls of this unusual form, with a short flaring foot and a slightly incurved rim are rare. Compare a stem bowl of rounded form and the foot with raised ribs, illustrated in Porcelains of Yuan Dynasty Collected by the Palace Museum II, Beijing, 2016, pl. 277, together with an example with flared and lipped rim, pl. 278; and another with a shorter foot, sold in our London rooms, 15th June 1982, lot 222.

Tianminlou – A Small History of Chinese Ceramics

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Hong Kong