A rare 'Jun' box and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234)

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Lot 196. A 'rare 'Jun' box and cover, Northern Song-Jin dynasty (960-1234). Diameter 6¾ in., 17.2 cm. Estimate: 12,000 - 15,000 USDLot sold: 65,520 USD. © Sotheby's 2021

of circular section, the box with a short foot supporting a conical lower body turning upward to form straight sides, the cover modeled in mirror form and accented with a raised fillet encircling the midpoint of the sloping surface, and another around the summit, the center of the cover with a circular aperture, the exteriors covered in a thick sky-blue glaze transmuting to a mushroom color along the rim and edges, the interiors similarly decorated, the footring unglazed.

Provenance: Acquired prior to 2000.

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