A Junyao deep bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century

Lot 742. A Junyao deep bowl, Northern Song dynasty, 12th century; 4¼ in. (11 cm.) diam. Estimate $8,000 - USD 12,000. Price Realized $15,000© Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.

The deep, rounded body is covered with a glaze of rich milky blue tone thinning to mushroom on the rim, and a circle on the interior is left unglazed..

Provenance: Cleveland Museum of Art; Christie's New York, 21 September 2000, lot 288 (part).

NoteCompare the Junyao bowl of similar form included in the exhibition Song Ceramics from the Kwan Collection, Hong Kong Museum of Art, 22 July - 11 September 1994, no. 40.

Christie’s. FINE CHINESE CERAMICS AND WORKS OF ART, 18 – 19 September 2014, New York, Rockefeller Plaza