Lot 16. A rare large Junyao dish, Yuan Dynasty. Estimate £30,000 - 50,000 (€42,000 - 70,000). Unsold. Photo Bonhams.
The shallow body rising from a tapered foot rounding upwards at the rim, covered inside and out with milky blue, opaque glaze thinning to a mushroom tone on the rim, ending at the foot which has fired to a reddish-brown, the similarly glazed base with five spur marks, fitted box. 27.5cm (10 6/8in) diam. (2).
Provenance: Christie's New York, 19 September 2007, lot 252
Notes: Large Junyao dishes of this size are rare. A comparable example, however, formerly in the collection of T.Y. Chao Family Trust (n.100), was sold at Sotheby's London on 17 November 1999, lot 854. Other examples are illustrated in the Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Sung Ceramics, Tokyo, 1979, n.70, and in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, Vol.I, Tokyo, 1976, n.399, p.136.
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