10th Dec, 2022 11:00

Asian Art Holiday Sale

 
  Lot 60
 

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A JUN PURPLE-SPLASHED TRIPOD CENSER, NORTHERN SONG TO YUAN DYNASTY
北宋至元鈞窯紫斑三足爐

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China, 960-1368. The globular body supported on three coiled feet (rare!) and rising to a waisted neck with flared rim. Covered overall in a thick pale-blue glaze, decorated with purple splashes suffused with hues of malachite-green to the exterior and with dense black specks to the interior.

Provenance: From the collection of Derek and Sonja Howlett, no. 496 (according to label to base). Derek and Sonja were Curator and Research Assistant at The Powell-Cotton Museum during the 1980s. The museum is located in Birchington, Kent, United Kingdom, and houses the diverse personal collections of noted explorer Percy Powell-Cotton. It also contains the collections of Powell-Cotton's two daughters, Antoinette and Diana Powell-Cotton, who shared their father's passion.
Condition: Two feet with a small loss, one with an associated old repair. Minor related cracks. Otherwise in very good condition with old wear and some firing flaws, including dark spots, glaze recesses, and glaze lines.

Weight: 378.4 g
Dimensions: Height 9.8 cm

Expert’s note: Wares from the type site Juntai in Yu county, Henan province, an area formerly known as Junzhou, are remarkable for their luscious thick glaze of intense coloration which can vary from light blue to deep turquoise. It was in the early twelfth century that potters started applying splashes of copper to the glaze before firing, resulting in patches of purple, lavender and tones of deep blue on the milky-blue primary glaze. The present bowl shows patches of malachite green precipitated among the purple clouds, which has been noted to occur due to a high concentration of copper oxide. See Rosemary Scott, Imperial Taste: Chinese Ceramics from the Percival David Foundation, London, 1989, page 39.

Auction result comparison: Compare a closely related Jun tripod censer, dated to the Northern Song dynasty, at Sotheby’s New York in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 17 March 2009, lot 14, sold for USD 12,500.


北宋至元鈞窯紫斑三足爐
中國,960-1368年。香爐口沿平出,束頸,鼓腹微下沉,下出三足,外卷。器身施淺青色釉,腹部覆蓋紫斑,外部泛著孔雀石綠色的色調,內部則帶有濃密的黑色斑點。

來源:Derek 與Sonja Howlett收藏,編號no. 496 (見底足標籤)。Derek 和 Sonja 是 1980 年代Powell-Cotton博物館的策展人和研究助理。該博物館位於英國肯特郡的伯欽頓,收藏了著名探險家Percy Powell-Cotton的各種個人收藏以及 Powell-Cotton 的兩個女兒 Antoinette 和 Diana Powell-Cotton 的收藏品,她們繼承了父親的收藏熱情。
品相:兩隻腳有小缺損,一隻腳有舊時修復,輕微裂縫。除此之外狀況極好,有舊時磨損和一些燒製瑕疵,包括黑斑、釉面凹陷和釉線。

重量:378.4 克
尺寸:高9.8 釐米

拍賣結果比較:比較一件相近的北宋鈞窯三足爐,見紐約蘇富比Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art 2009年3月17日 lot 14, 售價USD 12,500

 
 

China, 960-1368. The globular body supported on three coiled feet (rare!) and rising to a waisted neck with flared rim. Covered overall in a thick pale-blue glaze, decorated with purple splashes suffused with hues of malachite-green to the exterior and with dense black specks to the interior.

Provenance: From the collection of Derek and Sonja Howlett, no. 496 (according to label to base). Derek and Sonja were Curator and Research Assistant at The Powell-Cotton Museum during the 1980s. The museum is located in Birchington, Kent, United Kingdom, and houses the diverse personal collections of noted explorer Percy Powell-Cotton. It also contains the collections of Powell-Cotton's two daughters, Antoinette and Diana Powell-Cotton, who shared their father's passion.
Condition: Two feet with a small loss, one with an associated old repair. Minor related cracks. Otherwise in very good condition with old wear and some firing flaws, including dark spots, glaze recesses, and glaze lines.

Weight: 378.4 g
Dimensions: Height 9.8 cm

Expert’s note: Wares from the type site Juntai in Yu county, Henan province, an area formerly known as Junzhou, are remarkable for their luscious thick glaze of intense coloration which can vary from light blue to deep turquoise. It was in the early twelfth century that potters started applying splashes of copper to the glaze before firing, resulting in patches of purple, lavender and tones of deep blue on the milky-blue primary glaze. The present bowl shows patches of malachite green precipitated among the purple clouds, which has been noted to occur due to a high concentration of copper oxide. See Rosemary Scott, Imperial Taste: Chinese Ceramics from the Percival David Foundation, London, 1989, page 39.

Auction result comparison: Compare a closely related Jun tripod censer, dated to the Northern Song dynasty, at Sotheby’s New York in Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art on 17 March 2009, lot 14, sold for USD 12,500.


北宋至元鈞窯紫斑三足爐
中國,960-1368年。香爐口沿平出,束頸,鼓腹微下沉,下出三足,外卷。器身施淺青色釉,腹部覆蓋紫斑,外部泛著孔雀石綠色的色調,內部則帶有濃密的黑色斑點。

來源:Derek 與Sonja Howlett收藏,編號no. 496 (見底足標籤)。Derek 和 Sonja 是 1980 年代Powell-Cotton博物館的策展人和研究助理。該博物館位於英國肯特郡的伯欽頓,收藏了著名探險家Percy Powell-Cotton的各種個人收藏以及 Powell-Cotton 的兩個女兒 Antoinette 和 Diana Powell-Cotton 的收藏品,她們繼承了父親的收藏熱情。
品相:兩隻腳有小缺損,一隻腳有舊時修復,輕微裂縫。除此之外狀況極好,有舊時磨損和一些燒製瑕疵,包括黑斑、釉面凹陷和釉線。

重量:378.4 克
尺寸:高9.8 釐米

拍賣結果比較:比較一件相近的北宋鈞窯三足爐,見紐約蘇富比Fine Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art 2009年3月17日 lot 14, 售價USD 12,500

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Auction: Asian Art Holiday Sale, 10th Dec, 2022

Reduced Prices!

Just in time for the holidays, we're delighted to present a selection of fine Chinese, Southeast Asian, and Indian art with newly reduced prices. Porcelain, bronzes, sculptures, and jades are among the 274 items on offer. Notable provenances include Hisazo Nagatani, Acher Eskenasy, A & J Speelman Oriental Art, Marchant & Son, Sam Bernstein, and many more.

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