LOT 687 £3000/5000 (05:17PM)

A Chinese ceramic flower-shaped bowl of Yingqing type, perhaps Song dynasty, with lobed rim, finely moulded inside and out as an open bloom, the well with a flower, the whole covered in a widely crackled glaze of faint blue tone, the foot unglazed showing the pale cream body, 12.4 cm diameter, bearing four paper labels: Mrs O. Harriman Collection; John Sparks Ltd; reference 44; Nottingham Castle Museum loan HHL207 (Provenance: purchased in these rooms in our Harriman Collection auction, May 2012, lot 8)