MUSEUM QUALITY CHINESE JUN WARE BOWL. Rare and exquisite purple-splashed Jun ware bowl of the finest museum quality. The glaze on this tasteful piece is utterly sublime. Handsome robin's egg blue overall, with a subtle mushroom toned rim, and a vibrant splash of purple to the interior of the bowl.The exterior bears the impressions of the potter's three fingers as he dipped the bowl into the thick glaze, retaining an astounding three dimensional reminder of the humanity of this rare bowl from approximately 1,000 years ago. As the glaze further falls down over the slightly raised foot, it forms sublime heavy drips of the type that collectors spend their entire lives searching for. Fine examples of Song Dynasty Jun ware are becoming increasingly rare on the open market. Two recent sales examples of smaller Jun ware bowls, which exhibit far less character, may be viewed here. Sotheby's London November 11, 2015 Important Chinese Art, Lot 68.
Christie's Hong Kong Dec 2, 2015 The Classic Age of Chinese Ceramics - The Linyushanren Collection, Part I, Lot 2808. For museum acquisition or the collector who is seeking one of the finest Jun ware bowls in the world. The bowl offered herein is of significant size, measuring approximately 7 inches across and 2.75 inches high.
In excellent antique condition, bearing a sublime patina. S uperbly represents the epitome of the Chinese Song Dynasty aesthetic. Natural, elegant presence exhibiting strength and harmony.If only this tasteful piece could tell of the gatherings it quietly witnessed. A superlative example of Asian life and expression, and an exquisite centerpiece for the most discriminating connoisseur of world class Chinese art and antiques. See 12 photos above left.
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The item "EXQUISITE NORTHERN SONG DYNASTY JUN WARE BOWL Antique Chinese Purple Splashed" is in sale since Wednesday, May 1, 2019. This item is in the category "Antiques\Asian Antiques\China\Bowls".
The seller is "flowerheartsmile" and is located in Bellevue, Washington. This item can be shipped worldwide.