An outstanding large and rare Junyao bowl Northern Song / Jin dynasty
Lot 254
An outstanding large and rare Junyao bowl Northern Song / Jin dynasty
Sold for HK$ 375,000 (US$ 48,386) inc. premium
Lot Details
The Property of a private Japanese collector
An outstanding large and rare Junyao bowl
Northern Song / Jin dynasty
Of large rounded form supported on a short straight foot, the curved sides rising to a gently inverted rim, the deep body covered all over in an even milky lavender blue glaze, thining to a greyish olive green hue at the extremities, the exterior with generous splashes of vibrant purple glaze with contrasting raspberry red tones, partly overflowing over into the inner rim, the overall body with soft crackles and the footrim unglazed, Japanese box.
14.4cm wide. (2).

Footnotes

  • 北宋 / 金 鈞窯玫瑰紫藍釉大盌

    Provenance 來源:
    Kochukyo Co. Ltd, Tokyo
    Private Japanese collection

    Junyao bowls of this form with such extraordinary vivid colour are extremely rare. Smaller ceramics from the Jun kilns, such as the Junyao 'bubble bowl' offered as lot 255 in this sale, can be found, but it is almost unprecedented to find a bowl of such a large size in which the exterior is glazed in such a deep and vivid purple. The contrast with the brilliant lavender-blue of the interior marks this out as one of the most outstanding preserved examples of Junyao ware.

    None of the great repositories of Junyao ware, such as the Percival David Foundation, London, National Palace Museum, Taipei or Palace Museum, Beijing preserve a bowl of this form and glaze. It appears that the only comparable published example is one in the Uragami collection, illustrated in Shuushuka Uragami Toshiro No Me. Kanzo Meihinten (Eyes of a collector - Toshiro Uragami : Hagi Uragami Museum Collection), Tokyo, 1996, p.107, no.90 (fig.1).

    斂圓口,深弧壁,尖底,矮圈足,足壁微內斂。器形神似蓮子碗,通體罩施玫瑰紫藍釉,口沿一道深褐色邊,盌內壁、圈足壁及圈足內釉色呈天青色,外底足心釉色米黃,微微隆起。釉表面開淺色紋片,內壁天青釉面開片尤為明顯。圈足底地無釉,露褐土色胎。

    中國陶瓷史上,鈞窯為宋代名窯之一。鈞窯釉色變換多姿,無論玫瑰紫、海棠紅、亦或是天青色,其鮮豔明亮的釉彩素有窯變釉之稱。此件玫瑰紫藍釉大盌,釉色艷麗,器形神似鈞窯實用器皿中相對較常見的小蓮子盌,詳例可見本圖錄中編號255拍品。然而論其燒造,以如此較大的器形,並將外壁玫瑰紫及內壁天青藍釉色發色掌握得如此爐火純青者,實屬罕見之品。

    在包括大衛德基金會、台北國立故宮博物院及北京故宮博物院等地所藏傳世作品中,以此類尺寸及器形燒造的鈞窯玫瑰紫藍釉大盌均不多見。唯一與本盌類似之器,可見日本浦上家族收藏,現藏於山口縣立萩美術館.浦上紀念館的一件北宋/金鈞窯紫紅釉大碗,詳參《蒐集家浦上敏明之眼 – 館藏名品展:中國.朝鮮陶瓷篇》,日本,1996年,頁107,圖版90(fig.1)。
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