A Jun handled jar - Jin/Yuan Dynasty

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The jar is potted with a globular body and two strap handles flanking the short and straight cylindrical neck. It is raised on a short straight foot. It is applied with a sky-blue glaze, thinning to a mushroom tone on the handles and rim, and stops above the foot and the base inside the jar, revealing the biscuit body.

Period: Jin-Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368)

Size: Height 11.8 cm, diameter of mouth 10.7 cm

Condition: Very good condition, wear consistent with age and use, firing flaws and impurities to the glaze. No cracks or repairs.

Provenance: Earlier in the collection of Stig Bojling, Sweden, amassed during the 1960s-1990s.

SKU: 35

References: There are several similar jars in the Palace Museum illustrated in “Porcelains of Yuan Dynasty Collected by the Palace Museum II, The Forbidden City Publishing House, 2016, Plate 155, 156, 160, 169, 170.

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