Lot 1297. A rare green Jun bracket-lobed bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 8 5/8 in. (22 cm.) diam. Estimate USD 15,000 - USD 25,000. Price realised USD 56,250. © Christie's Images Ltd 2018.
The deep, rounded sides are molded as six petals that rise from the small ring foot to the barbed rim, and are covered inside and out with a crackle-suffused glaze of sea-green color that thins on the ribs of the interior.
Provenance: Priestley and Ferraro, London, 25 March 1999.
Peter Scheinman (1932-2017) Collection, New York.
Note: Fluted bowls from the Jun kilns covered with a green glaze, such as the present bowl, are extremely rare. The unusual form is more commonly found with pale blue glazes throughout the Northern Song, Jin and Yuan dynasties: see, for example, such a blue Jun fluted bowl, dated to the Song dynasty, unearthed at Shenzhou City, Hebei Province, and illustrated in Complete Collection of Ceramics Art Unearthed in China – 3 – Hebei, Beijing, 2008, p. 129, no. 129; and a ‘moon-white’ Jun fluted bowl dated to the Jin dynasty excavated in 1978 from a hoard in Shigu, Changge County, Henan Province, and now in the Henan Museum, illustrated in Complete Collection of Ceramics Art Unearthed in China – 12 – Henan, Beijing, 2008, p. 162, no. 162.
Two Yuan-dynasty examples are in the collection of the National Palace Museum, Taipei, and illustrated in A Panorama of Ceramics in the Collection of the National Palace Museum: Chün Ware, Taipei, 1999, pp. 168-171, nos. 66 and 57.
A related green Jun fluted bowl, but with slightly deeper, more rounded sides, from the Yangdetang Collection, was offered at Christie’s Hong Kong, 30 November 2016, lot 3115.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 13 - 14 September 2018