A purple-splashed ‘Jun’ bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279)

Lot 699. A purple-splashed ‘Jun’ bowl, Song dynasty (960-1279). Diameter 5 3/8  in., 13.7 cmEstimate 10,000 — 15,000 USDLot Sold 15,000 USD. © Sotheby's.

the flaring sides rising to an upright, slightly incurved rim, covered overall in a rich sky-blue glaze boldly punctuated with a vivid scarlet-purple splash on the interior, the glaze draining to a pale mushroom tone at the rim and pooling above the neatly knife-pared foot, revealing the buff-orange body.

ProvenanceCollection 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. 1924.362).

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