Song dynasty, 12th – 13th century

Diameter: 5 1/2 inches, 13.8 cm

Height: 2 1/8 inches, 5.3 cm


A six-lobed porcelain bowl, the very thinly potted rising upwards at a steep angle from a low foot ring. The body is subtly decorated with a part-carved, part-combed design of flowers. Both exterior and interior are covered in a thin, translucent pale bluish glaze, which pools to a dark blue tone in the deepest part of the interior. The base is unglazed, showing the fine-grained white porcelain body and characteristic brown firing marks.


Sotheby’s Hong Kong 28.11. 2016, Lot 373