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TWO RARE AND SUPERBLY CARVED YAOZHOU CELADON SHALLOW BOWLS ...

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Estimate: HK$1,200,000 - HK$1,800,000
ca. US$154,792 - US$232,189
Price realised:  HK$1,240,000
ca. US$159,952
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TWO RARE AND SUPERBLY CARVED YAOZHOU CELADON SHALLOW BOWLS
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY
TWO RARE AND SUPERBLY CARVED YAOZHOU CELADON SHALLOW BOWLS NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY, 11TH CENTURY Each shallow bowl has a wide, flared rim and shallow sides curving out slightly to a rim subtly indented with six notches. The interior is moulded with a recessed medallion in the well and deftly carved with a a large peony blossom borne on the central stem growing leaves to the sides. Detailed with a combed motif to accentuate the overall design. The exterior is carved with narrow simplified petals radiating from the foot ring. With exception of the underside circular foot, the bowl is covered with a lustruous olive-green glaze, pooling to dark green in the recesses. The largest 8 3/8 in. (21.3 cm.) diam., boxes (2)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: The Sound of Jade and the Shadow of a Chrysanthemum
Date of the auction: 28 May 2014
Address: Christie's
28 May 2014, Hong Kong