California Asian Art Auction California Asian Art Auction
 September 10, 2016  September 10, 2016

 Lot # 3122 

  • Dimension: Height: 2 in (5.1 cm) Width: 8 in (20.3 cm)
  • Estimate From: $15000
  • Estimate To: $35000

The six-lobed dish is thinly potted with an angular profile and is incised with feathery strokes on the slightly concave centre with a peony blossom and around the wide everted borders with three peony sprigs, the petals and leaves lightly combed for texture, the underside incised with six lines corresponding to the petals of the mallow form, supported on a short straight foot, the rim unglazed. Northern Song Dynasty period.

定窯為宋代名物, 色瑩而質潤, 千百年來備受文人士大夫推崇, 在明清被尊為五大名窯之一, 可見定窯之聖名。此定窯盤盤口沿呈六瓣葵瓣形, 內外皆施白釉, 胎體輕盈, 釉層輕薄, 盤內刻多株牡丹紋, 線條流暢自若, 構圖簡潔明快, 傳承有序, 為宋代定窯瓷器中罕見精品。 類似形制的定窯葵口盤, 可參考故宮博物院所藏, 著錄於《故宮博物院藏文物珍品大系·兩宋瓷器》頁92,圖73, 香港商務印書社, 1996年。For a similar Ding-ware dish with very similar features to the present example, in the collection of the Palace Museum, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Porcelain of the Song Dynasty (I), Hong Kong, 1996, p.92, no.73.
來源: 香港佳士得 1999年11月秋拍 拍品號664