A rare 'Ding' dish, Song Dynasty

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A rare ‘Ding’ dish, Song Dynasty.  Photo Sotheby’s

of shallow saucer shape resting on a low wedge-shaped foot ring, the interior crisply carved with a chilong curled to form a medallion encircled by floral sprays, one bearing a large peony, the other a lotus, the petals with delicately incised and combed details, the underside plain, all under an ivory glaze, the rim bound in metal. Diameter 5 5/8  in., 14.3 cm. Estimation 15,00020,000 USD

Provenance: Mrs. Lily H. Yu.
Sotheby’s London, 13th – 14th November 1972, lot 320.
Sotheby’s London, 8th July 1974, lot 136.
Sotheby’s London, 12th December 1978, lot 357.
Sotheby’s New York, 15th June 1983, lot 216.

Exposition; Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, on loan, 2007-2008.

Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics & Works of Art, New York | 16 sept. 2014, 10:30 AM