A Junyao bud-form water pot, Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

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.

ProvenanceSotheby'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. 

ExhibitedExhibition of Ancient Chinese Ceramics, Kau Chi Society, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1981, no. 25.

NoteSimilar 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