A Jun bowl – Yuan Dynasty

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This large bowl is sturdily potted with rounded sides straightening slightly towards the rim. It is covered in a lustrous sky-blue glaze stopping well short of the unglazed foot. There is an ink mark to the base.


Period: Yuan dynasty (1279-1368)

Size: Dia. 18.7 cm, height 8.3 cm

Condition: Good condition, expected wear and firing impurities, small shallow chip to the rim, small area on outside body missing glaze (from manufacturing), no visible cracks or repairs.

Provenance: From the collection of Johan Lilliehöök (1865‑1949), thence by descent. Johan Lilliehöök was a Swedish lawyer and diplomat. He was posted in Shanghai 1922‑1932 as the Swedish consul general and his Chinese collection was acquired at that time.

SKU: 74

References: There are two related bowls in the Palace Museum illustrated in “Porcelains of Yuan Dynasty Collected by the Palace Museum II, The Forbidden City Publishing House, 2016, Plate 201,202. Several bowls of similar type were excavated from a hoard at the Tuchengzi city, Inner Mongolia which are illustrated in Complete Collection of Ceramic Art unearthed in China – Inner Mongolia, Zhang Bai, Science Press, Bejing, 2008, Plate 147-154.

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