A fine large Jun purple-splashed bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)

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Lot 2813. A fine large Jun purple-splashed bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 9 in. (23 cm.) diam., boxPrice realised HKD 325,000 (Estimate HKD 240,000 - HKD 300,000). © Christie's 2021

The bowl is covered inside and out with a thick lavender-blue glaze. The interior is applied with two purplish-red splashes connected by a thin line.

Note: Compare to a Jun bowl with an abstract purple splash to the interior, slightly smaller in size, which is illustrated Beauty & Entirety - Ceramics of the Song Dynasty from The Palace Museum, Museum of Art in Macau, 2012, plate no. 38.

A large Jun dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127)

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Lot 2814. A large Jun dish, Northern Song dynasty (960-1127); 9 3⁄4 in. (24.7 cm.) diam., boxPrice realised HKD 1,187,500 (Estimate HKD 400,000 - HKD 600,000). © Christie's 2021

The shallow dish is well potted with rounded sides rising to the slightly inverted rim. The dish is covered overall with a glaze of pale lavender tone which thins to mushroom at the rim, and continues onto the countersunk base which has five spur marks.

Provenance: An old Hong Kong family collection.

Exhibited: University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, The Multiplicity of Simplicity - Monochrome wares from the Song to the Yuan dynasties, 2012, no. 91.

A fine large Jun purpl-splashed bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368)

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Lot 2815. A fine large Jun purple-splashed bowl, Jin-Yuan dynasty (1115-1368); 6 7⁄8 in. (17.5 cm.) diam., boxPrice realised HKD 375,000 (Estimate HKD 300,000 - HKD 500,000). © Christie's 2021

The deep bowl is covered with a pale blue glaze applied with purplish-red splashes suffused with copper green spots. The thick glaze on the exterior stops short of the finely cut foot to expose the biscuit body.

Provenance: An important Hong Kong family collection, acquired in the 1970s.

Exhibited: University Museum and Art Gallery, The University of Hong Kong, The Multiplicity of Simplicity - Monochrome wares from the Song to the Yuan dynasties, 2012, no. 90.

Christie's. The Songde Tang Collection - Song Dynasty Ceramics, Hong Kong, 3 december 2021