A large copper-red splashed Junyao bowl, Yuan dynasty (1279-1368). Estimate $30,000 – $50,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015
The heavily-potted bowl has deep, rounded sides and is covered inside and out with a glaze of creamy lavender-blue color draining to mushroom on the rim and splashed on the interior with three tapering copper-red streaks shading from mottled red to green above a pooled splash of green color in the center. The glaze on the exterior has smaller splashes and diffuse areas of reddish-lavender color, and falls in heavy drops on the unglazed foot. There is a partially legible inscription in black ink on the base. 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) diam.
Provenance: Probably the Mount Trust Collection.
Sotheby's London, 9 June 1992, lot 125.
Exhibited: Probably the bowl from the Mount Trust, Oriental Ceramic Society, London, Sung Dynasty Wares, Chün and Brown Glazes, 1952, no. 44.
Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 15 - 16 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza