A purple-splashed 'Jun' dish, Jin-Yuan dynasty

Lot 195. A purple-splashed 'Jun' dish, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1366). Diameter 7⅜ in., 18.5 cm. Estimate: 10,000 - 15,000 USDLot sold: 27,720 USD. © Sotheby's 2021

the shallow rounded sides gently rising to an everted rim, covered in a glossy unctuous sky-blue glaze thinning to beige at the rim and splashed irregularly with vivid accents of purple-red, the underside similarly glazed, the recessed base studded with five spur marks and surrounded by a short glazed circular foot.

Provenance: Acquired prior to 2000.

NoteA similar dish sold at Christie's Hong Kong, 5th April 2015, lot 140. Another, attributed to the early Yuan dynasty, was sold at Christie's New York, 13th September 2012, lot 1402. For a Northern Song example, see one in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, illustrated in The Complete Collection of Treasures of the Palace Museum: Porcelain of the Song Dynasty (I), Hong Kong, 1996, pl. 226.

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