A rare junyao censor with lavender blue glaze, Song or Jin Dynasty (AD960-1234). Estimate HKD400,000 - 500,000 (TWD1,619,000 - 2,024,000) (USD51,600 - 64,500). Photo courtesy Ravenel.
This censor has a thick body, a mouth with a lipped edge, a short neck, and a round belly. It is completely covered in a sky blue glaze, with the exception of the three feet on which the vessel rests. The glaze shows fine crackling from rim to base, and the finish is thinner on top of the mouth, revealing the brown color of the ceramic body. The glaze was allowed to run from the edge of the mouth towards the foot. As a result, the finish is thicker at the bottom, and its luster is particularly smooth and vitreous. Overall, this lot is highly representative of censor style and design during the Song dynasty. H: 11 cm
PROVENANCE: Old Private Japanese Collection
Ravenel Spring Auction 2015 Hong Kong. Literati Sublimation - Oriental Arts for the Chinese Scholars. Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 3:30 PM. Renaissance Hong Kong Harbour View Hotel Boardroom, Mezzanine Floor, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong