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A FINE AND RARE SMALL PURPLE-SPLASHED 'JUN' SPLASHED CENSER NORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY
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A FINE AND RARE SMALL PURPLE-SPLASHED 'JUN' CENSER\nNORTHERN SONG / JIN DYNASTY, The globular body with a short wide neck and flat everted rim supported on three short cabriole legs centered around a slightly countersunk circular base, applied with a fine pale blue glaze liberally splashed with three copper-red blushes transmuting from misty purple to intense pinkish red tone\nDiameter 4 1/8 in., 10.5 cm
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notes

Most Jun censers of this form are plain but there are a few notable examples with vivid copper splashes similar to the present piece. Compare, for instance, examples illustrated in Porcelain of the National Palace Museum, Chün Ware of the Sung Dynasty, Taipei, 1961, pls. 42a and b; another in the collection of the Palace Museum, Beijing, is included in Chogoku toji zenshu, vol. 12, Kyoto, 1983, pl. 18; compare also a censer in the Meiyintang Collection, illustrated in Regina Krahl, Chinese Ceramics from the Meiyintang Collection, vol. I, London, 1994, p. 223, no 394.

medium

Porcelain

dimensions

Diameter 4 1/8 in., 10.5 cm

provenance

Sotheby's New York, 19th September 2002, lot 79.


*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.

*Note that the price is not recalculated to the current value, but refers to the actual final price at the time the product was sold.


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