22 mars 2019

An Extremely Rare Barbed Hexafoil ‘One’ Junyao Flowerpot, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century

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Lot 3507. An Extremely Rare Barbed Hexafoil ‘One’ Junyao Flowerpot, Yuan-Early Ming Dynasty, 14th-15th Century. H 20.2cm D 28cm. Estimate HKD 6,000,000 - 9,000,000 (USD 764,550 - 1,146,825)Lot sold HKD 9,440,000 (USD 1,202,373). © Poly Auction Hong Kong Limited

The present lot is superbly potted in hexagonal section that the deep bracket-lobed flaring sides rising from a slightly splayed foot to a broad everted rim. The jardinière is covered overall with a vivid sky-blue and deep pinkish-purple, draining away from the mouth rim and between the lobes to reveal a creamy mushroom-brown tone. The base glazed is covered in olive-brown over five filled pierced drainage holes and incised with the numeral yi ('one').

Provenance: 1. An English Private Collection
2. Sotheby's London, 12 June 2003, lot.109
3. The Ten-views Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection, no. EK173, Purchased from Eskenazi.

Literature: Giuseppe Eskenazi and Hjni Elias, A Dealer’s Hand. The Chinese Art World Through the Eyes of Giuseppe Eskenazi, London, 2012, p.286. pl. 279.

Poly Auction. Immaculately Exquisite – The Ten-Views of Lingbi Rock Retreat Collection of Imperial Gilt-Lacquer Guandi and Chinese Ceramics, 2 April 2019, 2:30PM, Grand Hyatt Hong Kong


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