A superb Junyao purple-splashed bubble bowl Northern Song dynasty | 北宋 鈞窰天藍紫斑小盌
A superb Junyao purple-splashed bubble bowl
Northern Song dynasty
with gently rounded sides rising from a short straight foot to a slightly incurved rim, applied overall with a very glossy milky blue glaze draining to a mushroom tone at the rim and pooling short of the foot, the interior decorated with two vibrant reddish-purple splashes, the exterior similarly decorated with two splashes of equal brilliance, the neatly pared footring revealing the buff body fired ash-grey
The bowl is in excellent condition.
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The Canton collection, Hong Kong.
Sotheby’s London, 12th June 2003, lot 107.
Rose Kerr, Song Dynasty Ceramics: Based on the Collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum, Hong Kong, 2020, no. 27.
Jane Sze, The Rainbow Aloft: Jun ware, Hong Kong, 2020, pl. 2.
Jane Sze, 'Some Forms and Uses of Jun Wares', Arts of Asia, November-December 2020, vol. 50, no. 6, fig. 7.
Rose Kerr, Dazzling Official Jun Wares: From Museums and Collections Around the World, Woodbridge, Suffolk, 2021, pl. 7.
施君玉，《The Rainbow Aloft: Jun ware》，香港，2020年，圖版2
施君玉，〈Some Forms and Uses of Jun Wares〉，《Arts of Asia》，2020年11-12月，第50卷6期，圖7