An outstanding Junyao bubble bowl
Northern Song / Jin dynasty
Very finely potted with gently rounded sides, curving up from a short straight foot to a slightly inverted rim, covered overall in a thick and creamy lavender blue glaze, thinning to an olive and greyish hue towards the extremities, the soft texture contrast with a brilliantly-splashed purplish-pink swirl at the interior, the exterior with another two finely-splashed running down from the rim in evenly striking colours, all beneath a smooth-to-touch surface, leaving a neatly cut ungalzed footring of dark brown and greyish tone, Japanese box.
8.1cm diam. (2).