Small Ding-yao Vase with Carved Lotus 

Northern Song Dynasty 960-1127AD, China

Height: 15cm

A small porcelain Yuhuchun-ping with a long, slender neck, and flared mouth-rim (with small chip).  The entire piece sits on a small, neatly formed foot rim, which is glazed underneath.  The entire piece is glazed with a translucent ivory tinted glaze, ideal for Ding wares.  It has scrolling lotus depictions on either side of its body.

Provenance: Private New York Collection