A Junyao purple-splashed dish, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 17. A Junyao purple-splashed dish, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368); 16.5cm (6 1/2in) diam. Estimate £ 3,000 - 5,000 (€ 3,500 - 5,800). © Bonhams 2001-2019.

With shallow curving sides rising to a flared rim, supported on a short foot, covered with a thick glaze of lavender-blue colour highlighted with a purple splash

ProvenanceRoger Keverne Ltd., Summer Exhibition 2003, London, no.50
A distinguished English private collection.

Note: For similar dish, Jin or Yuan dynasty, see J. Ayers, A. Medley and Wood, Iron in the Fire: The Chinese Potters' Exploration of Iron Oxide Glazes: an exhibition held at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, 1988, p.44, no.25.

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 16 May 2019