Two green Junyao vessels, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Two green Junyao vessels, Song dynasty (960-1279)© Christie's 2003

One a deep rounded conical bowl, the other a shallow dish with widely flared body rising to a galleried rim, both covered overall with a bubble-suffused crackled glaze of bluish-olive tone falling to the top of the ring foot, the base also glazed - 7 5/16 and 5¾in. (18.5 and 14.6cm.) diam., boxes (2). Lot 259. Estimate $7,000 - $9,000. Price Realized $7,170 

Notes: This simple, yet refined, bowl and dish represent two of the classic Jun shapes, which are more commonly found covered with a pale blue glaze. Similar dishes covered with a soft green glaze are illustrated by M. Sullivan, Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes and Jades in the Collection of Sir Alan and Lady Barlow, London, 1963, pl. 35a; and by A. du Boulay, Christie's Pictorial History of Chinese Ceramics, New Jersey, 1984, p. 86, fig. 1. Compare, also, the green-glazed Junyao dish of this shape from the Falk Collection sold in these rooms, 20 September 2001, lot 70. 

Christie's. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 September 2003, New York, Rockefeller Plaza