A large Junyao bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century

Lot 744. A large Junyao bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty, 12th-13th century; ¾ in. (22.2 cm.) diam. Estimate $40,000 - $60,000. Price Realized $47,500© Christie’s Image Ltd 2014.

The bowl is of deep, rounded conical form, and covered inside and out with a glaze of milky blue color thinning to mushroom on the rim, wood box.

NoteA smaller bowl (14 cm.) of similar shape is illustrated in Mayuyama: Seventy Years, vol. 1, Tokyo, 1976, no. 398. Compare, also, another smaller bowl (14.2 cm.), sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 28 November 2012, lot 2278.

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