A very rare large purple-splashed Jun deep bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234)



Lot 1040. A very rare large purple-splashed Jun deep bowl, Jin dynasty (1115-1234); 6 in. (15.2 cm.) diam., hardwood stand and cloth boxEstimate USD 60,000 – USD 80,000Price realised USD 453,600. © Christie's 2022

The deep, rounded sides are covered inside and out with a thick glaze of milky blue tone, accented with large purple splashes on the exterior and the interior, which is left unglazed in the center. The rim is unglazed.

Provenance: The J. M. Hu (1911-1995), Zande Lou Collection.

Literature: Helen D. Ling and Edward T. Chow, Collection of Chinese Ceramics from the Pavilion of Ephemeral Attainment, vol. I, Hong Kong, 1950, no. 18.

NoteA Jun bowl of similar proportions, but of slightly larger size, is illustrated in R. Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. 1, London, 1994, pp. 220 and 221, no. 383. Compare, also, a closely related example, included in Mayuyama, Seventy Years, vol. 1, Tokyo, 1976, no. 410, p. 139. A purple-splashed Jun bowl of similar large size was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 27 November 2019, lot 3062.

Christie's. Important Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art, New York, 25 march 2022