A 'Jun' deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty


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Lot 193. A 'Jun' deep bowl, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 4⅝ in., 11.8 cm. Estimate: 30,000 - 50,000 USDLot sold: 47,880 USD. © Sotheby's 2021

the steep sides expanding from a narrow base and incurving slightly at the mouth, all under an unctuous light blue glaze transmuting to pale lavender and beige tones at the rim, the footring unglazed revealing the burnt orange body.

Provenance: Acquired prior to 2000.

Note: A similar bowl from the Linyushanren Collection was sold at Christie's New York, 12th September 2019, lot 1030. See another included in the exhibition Sung Ceramics, Idemitsu Museum of Arts, Tokyo, 1979, cat. no. 66, and one illustrated in Warren E. Cox, The Book of Pottery and Porcelain, vol. I, New. York, 1970, pl. 48 (top center). A copper-splashed example is illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Porcelain of the Song Dynasty (I), Hong Kong, vol. 32, 1996, pl. 225. For related bowls sold at auction, compare one sold in our London rooms, 21st June 1983, lot 151, and another sold in our Hong Kong rooms, 14th November 1983, lot 47

Sotheby's. Important Chinese Art, New York, 21 September 2021