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 15,000 — 20,000 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.