Bol en grès Yaozhou. Chine, dynastie Song du Nord, XIème siècle. Estimate €30,000 – €50,000. Photo Christie’s Image Ltd 2014
The bowl is potted with steep rounded sides and a flared rim and is moulded to the interior with a central floral bloom surrounded by six further flowers and scrolling foliage. The exterior is carved with plain lines emanating from above the foot rim. It is covered in a olive-celadon glaze, pooling to a darker tone at the crevices to enhance the moulded decoration. 7½ in. (19 cm.) diam.
Provenance: The Capelo Collection of Early Ceramics.
Literature: Francisco Capelo & Regina Krahl, Forms of Pleasure: Chinese Ceramics from Burial to Daily Life, p. 110, no. 38.
A MOULDED YAOZHOU BOWL. CHINA, NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY
CHRISTIE’S. ART D’ASIE, 10 December 2014, Paris