Lot 815. A purple-splashed Junyao tripod censer, Jin-Yuan Dynasty, 13th-14th century. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Photo Christie's Image Ltd 2016
The censer has a compressed globular body supported on three cabriole legs, and a pair of rounded handles surmounted by upright angular loops and is covered overall with a finely mottled, milky blue glaze that thins to mushroom on the rim and is accented with bluish-purple splashes on the exterior and interior. 5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam.
Provenance: Mrs. Samuel T. Peters (1859-1943) Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1926.
Exhibited: Japan Society, at the Galleries of M. Knoedler & Co., Chinese, Corean and Japanese Potteries: Descriptive Catalogue of Loan Exhibition of Selected Examples, New York, 2-21 March 1914, p. 74, no. 259.
Christie's. Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 15 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza