Lot 825. A rare deep Junyao bowl, China, Northern Song-Jin Dynasty (AD 960-1234); 7 ½ in. (18.4 cm.) diameter. Estimate $12,000 - $18,000. Price Realized $13,750. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015
With deep rounded sides, covered inside and out with a thick glaze of bluish-turquoise tone thinning to mushroom at the rim and falling in thick drops on the short foot, the foot and base unglazed except for a drop of glaze on the base, the center of the interior unglazed exposing the brown ware, box
Provenance: The Collection of Robert H. Ellsworth, New York, acquired in Hong Kong, 1988
Note: Compare the Junyao bowl of the same unusual shape and large size in the Metropolitan Museum of Art illustrated by S. Valenstein in A Handbook of Chinese Ceramics, New York, 1989 ed., p. 100, no. 94. See, also, the Junyao deep bowl of very similar form, but of slightly smaller size (17.8 cm. diameter, 15 cm. high), in the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in Zhongguo Taoci Quanji, Junyao (Jun Ware), vol. 12, Shanghai, 1983, no. 36.
Christie's. THE COLLECTION OF ROBERT HATFIELD ELLSWORTH PART IV - CHINESE WORKS OF ART: METALWORK, SCULPTURE AND EARLY CERAMICS, 20 March 2015, New York, Rockefeller Plaza.