A rare 'jun-imitation' handled washer, late Ming dynasty

Lot 3641. A rare 'jun-imitation' handled washer, late Ming dynasty. Estimation 250,000 — 350,000 HKD. Lot sold 3,800,000 HKD. Photo Sotheby's.

modelled after Song dynasty prototypes, the circular vessel potted with deep rounded sides, one side of the rim with a handle in the form of a wide lobed flange, applied unctuously overall save for the three spur marks on the rounded base with a rich and opaque 'sky-blue' glaze of lavender-blue and cobalt-blue tones, wood stand; 18.8 cm, 7 3/8  in.

Provenance: Collection of Edward T. Chow (1910-80).
Collection of M.C. Wang.
Christie's New York, 19th September 2007, lot 374.

BibliographyHelen D. Ling & Edward T. Chow, Collection of Chinese Ceramics from the Hall of Leisurely Pastime, vol. II, Hong Kong, 1950, pl. 79.

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, Hong Kong, 05 oct. 2016, 02:30 PM