A large lavender-blue 'Jun' bowl, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368)

Lot 700. A large lavender-blue 'Jun' bowl, Song-Yuan dynasty (960-1368). Diameter 8 5/8  in., 21.9 cmEstimate USD 4,000 - USD 6,000© Sotheby's.

the gently rounded sides rising to a slightly incurved rim, covered with a pale blue glaze thinning to a brown-flecked buff color at the rim with tones of lavender below the inner and outer rim, the glaze pooling around the neatly finished, slightly splayed, unglazed brown foot.

Provenance: Collection of Kate Sturges Buckingham (1858-1937).
Gifted to the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, in memory of her sister Lucy Maud Buckingham (1870-1920) in 1924 (acc. no. 1924.364).

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 11 September 2019