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PROPERTY FROM THE RUI XIU LOU COLLECTION

A FINE AND RARE 'JUN' TEA BOWL
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY
JUMP TO LOT
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PROPERTY FROM THE RUI XIU LOU COLLECTION

A FINE AND RARE 'JUN' TEA BOWL
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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A FINE AND RARE 'JUN' TEA BOWL
NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY
the short spreading foot supporting gently rounded conical sides rising to a flared rim, evenly applied on the interior and exterior with a fine milky sky-blue glaze suffused with pale crackles and draining to a mushroom tone at the rim, the glaze pooling unevenly above the unglazed foot
11.4 cm, 4 1/2  in.
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Provenance

Collection of Johannes Hellner, Stockholm.
Sotheby's New York, 20th March 2002, lot 106.
Collection of Francisco Capelo.
Sotheby's London, 12th May 2010, lot 149.

Literature

Francisco Capelo et. al.Forms of Pleasure. Chinese Ceramics from Burial to Daily Life, London, 2009, pl. 55.

Catalogue Note

Notable for its subtle light blue glaze, one of the most coveted glazes made at kilns in Junzhou, present-day Yuzhou, Henan province, this bowl is unusual for its elegant flared form with a gently lipped rim. A bowl of similar shape and glaze is illustrated in Michael Sullivan, Chinese Ceramics, Bronzes and Jades in the Collection of Sir Alan and Lady Barlow, London, 1963, pl. 35c; one was sold in these rooms, 9th June 2004, lot 174; another from the collection of Lord Cunliffe, included in the Oriental Ceramic Society exhibition Sung Dynasty Wares: Chün and Brown Glazes, London, 1952, cat. no. 76, was sold at Christie’s Hong Kong, 1st October 1991, lot 717.

Important Chinese Art

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