A rare inscribed and moulded Ding-type bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty. Estimate 6,000 —8,000 GBP. Photo Sotheby’s.
the deep rounded sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a lipped rim, moulded to the interior with a central medallion enclosing an obscured design of possibly a leafy floral spray, the curved sides similarly decorated with camellia blooms borne on meandering branches with curled leaves, inscribed with a mark reading Wu Mingzhi on three of the leaves, all below double-line borders, the exterior moulded with lotus lappets, covered overall with an ivory glaze pooling to a greyish tone on the recesses, the rim bound with metal; 19cm., 7 ½in.
PROVENANCE: Collection of Sir Percival David.
Sotheby’s London, 15th October 1968, lot 93.
Douglas J.K. Wright Ltd., London.
Sotheby’s. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, Londres | 05 nov. 2014, 10:00 AM