20 novembre 2020

A Junyao jar and a Junyao bowl, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

A Junyao jar and a Junyao bowl, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368)

Lot 21. A Junyao jar and a Junyao bowl, Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368); 14cm (5 1/2in) wide. Estimate £ 3,000-5,000Sold for £ 8,812 (€ 9,859). Photo: Bonhams.

The bowl well potted with steep sides rising from a slightly tapered foot to a slightly-incurved rim, covered with a pale lavender-blue glaze thinning to a buff colour at the rim and pooling around the unglazed brown foot. 21.3cm (8 3/8in) diam.; the globular jar supported on a short foot, the short wide neck flanked by two loop handles, covered with a pale blue glaze draining from the rim to reveal the russet body beneath and stopping irregularly above the foot to reveal the pale buff body.

Provenancea European private collection, and thence by descent
The jar, with George Eumorfopoulos label no.872.

George Eumorfopoulos (1863-1939), well-known for his exceptional art collection, was one of the founders of the Oriental Ceramic Society in London. His extensive art-collecting activities led him to expand his Chelsea home, which he later converted into a museum, to better accommodate the objects. He commissioned a catalogue of his collection, which comprised eleven volumes, including six volumes written by renowned Chinese works of art scholar R.L.Hobson, The Eumorfopoulos Collection, vol.I-VI, London, 1925-1928

NoteCompare with a similar Junyao jar, but with purple splashes, also from the George Eumorfopoulos collection, illustrated by R.L.Hobson, The Eumorfopoulos Collection, vol.III, London, 1926, pl.XXII, no.B.80.

Bonhams. Fine Chinese Art, London, 5 Nov 2020

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