A rare 'Jun' box and cover, Northern Song / Jin dynasty | 北宋 / 金 鈞窰天藍釉蓋盒
A rare 'Jun' box and cover
Northern Song / Jin dynasty
北宋 / 金 鈞窰天藍釉蓋盒
of circular section, the box with a short foot supporting a conical lower body turning upward to form straight sides, the cover modeled in mirror form and accented with a raised fillet encircling the midpoint of the sloping surface, and another around the summit, the center of the cover with a circular aperture, the exteriors covered in a thick sky-blue glaze transmuting to a mushroom color along the rim and edges, the interiors similarly decorated, the footring unglazed (2)
Diameter 6¾ in., 17.2 cm
The cover in overall good condition. The box with 3 small chips filled to the lip with the longest measuring approx. 1.5 cm in length. Overall with minor and expected firing imperfections and minor surface wear.
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Acquired prior to 2000.