East Asia, China, Jin to Yuan Dynasty, ca. 12th to 13th century CE. A stunning Jun-Ware / Junyao ceramic bowl with a scalloped rim, the surfaces decorated with luscious sky blue glaze with added purple splashes to the interior and exterior, all upon a short and petite unglazed foot. Among the most impressive works of Asian pottery we have ever had the pleasure of offering! This type of glazed vessel has an extensive history of bringing in excess of $100,000 at the major auction houses. Comes in an elegant Chinese fabric covered box of golden floral and dragon motifs with a yellow satin quilted lining and a brass clasp. Size: 7.38" in diameter x 3" H (18.7 cm x 7.6 cm)
For a very similar example, still attached to its original saggar / mold, see Christies, sale 3720, lot 3252, which brought $149,000.
This piece has been tested using thermoluminescence (TL) and has been found to be ancient and of the period stated. A full report will accompany purchase.
Provenance: private Massachusetts, USA collection; ex-Paul and Louise Bernheimer collection, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and Laguna Woods, California, USA, acquired before 1980
All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.
A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.
We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.
Minute chip to foot, else choice.