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A rare dish with purple splashes, China, Jin dynasty (1115-1234), probably 12th century. Photo Nagel Auktionen

Junyao type ware, this heavy potted dish with shallow rounded sides, flat everted rim and narrow foot is covered with the typical thick lavender blue glaze of the Junyao type except for the foot, here are added four purple irregular splashes on the top, the underside is without splashes and has three spur marks. Very minor wear to glaze; h.: 3,0 cm, diam.: 19,3 cm. - Estimate 30 000 / 40 000 €

Property from an old German private collection

Compare: R. Krahl, Chinese ceramics from the Meiyintang collection, vol. 1, London 1994, no. 396, a smaller Junyao dish (diam.: 11,4 cm) of same shape with purple splashes both inside and out, dated Jin dynasty (1115-1234), Henan province, 12th cent

Sotheby's, London, 18.11.1998, a smaller (diam.: 18 cm) dish of similar shape with large areas of purple splashes on both sides, dated Jin dynasty

Sotheby's, London, 12.7.2006, lot 40, a dish (diam.: 17 cm), dated Song/Jin dynasties

Sotheby's, London, 16.5.2012, lot 85, a dish (diam.: 18 cm), dated Song/Yuan dynasties.

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