Lot 1318. A Junyao bud-form water pot, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; 3 3/8 in. (8.5 cm.) high. Estimate USD 20,000 - USD 30,000. Price realised USD 80,500. © Christie's Images Ltd 2011
The well-potted body of lotus-bud form covered inside and out with an opaque glaze of pale milky blue color draining to a mushroom tone on the mouth rim and ending in an irregular line on the slightly flared foot burnt brown in the firing, the base similarly glazed, wood stand.
Provenance: Sotheby's, London, 11 December 1984, lot 233.
Greenwald Collection no. 27.
Literature: Gerald M. Greenwald, The Greenwald Collection, Two Thousand Years of Chinese Ceramics, 1996, no. 27.
Exhibited: Exhibition of Ancient Chinese Ceramics, Kau Chi Society, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1981, no. 25.
Note: Similar water pots are illustrated by J. Ayers, The Baur Collection, vol. I, Geneva, 1968, no. A 30; an example with crackled glaze in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in Oriental Ceramics, The World's Great Collections, vol. 10, Tokyo, 1980, no. 167; and one by W. Hochstadter, Early Chinese Ceramics in the Buffalo Museum of Science, New York, 1946, no. 62.
Christie's. Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art Part I and Part II Including Property from the Arthur M. Sackler Collections, New York, 24 March 2011