A rare purple-splashed Jun dish, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)


A rare purple-splashed Jun dish, Jin dynasty (1115-1234). Estimate £20,000 – £30,000 ($30,840 - $46,260). Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2015

The dish is potted with shallow rounded sides rising to an everted rim, supported on a short ring foot. The interior is covered overall with a pale sky-blue glaze with vibrant purple splashes. There are five small spur marks to the slightly recessed base. 6 ¼ in. (15.9 cm.) diam. 

ProvenanceWith Michael Oriental Ltd., London, 22 March 2005.
From the Collection of Francis Golding (1944-2013).

NotesSee two similar examples, dated to the Jin to Yuan period, in the National Palace Museum in Taipei, illustrated in A Panorama of Ceramics in the Collection of the National Palace Museum, Chun Ware, Taipei, 2000, pp. 148-151, nos. 56 and 57. Also compare the present lot to the purple-splashed dish in the Percival David Collection at the British Museum, illustrated by R. Scott, in Imperial Taste, Chinese Ceramics from the Percival David Foundation, London and Los Angeles, 1989, p. 39, no. 15. Another example is in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, illustrated by Rose Kerr in Song Dynasty Ceramics, London, 2004, p. 34, pl. 26. A similar dish was sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28 November 2012, lot 2276.

CHRISTIE'S. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS & WORKS OF ART, 10 November 2015, London, King Street