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    Sale 13753

    Collected in America: Chinese Ceramics from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    15 September 2016, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 802

    A SMALL PURPLE-SPLASHED JUNYAO TRIPOD CENSER

    JIN-YUAN DYNASTY, 12TH-14TH CENTURY

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    A SMALL PURPLE-SPLASHED JUNYAO TRIPOD CENSER
    JIN-YUAN DYNASTY, 12TH-14TH CENTURY
    The compressed body is raised on three cabriole legs, and is covered with an opaque glaze of pale milky blue color that thins to mushroom on the edges of the mouth rim, and is splashed on two sides with areas of pale purple color.
    3 1/8 in. (8 cm.) diam.


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    A similar Junyao tripod censer of comparable size is illustrated by J. Ayers, The Baur Collection, vol. I, Geneva, 1968, A 38. Another Junyao tripod censer of similar size, but without the purple splashes, was sold at Christie's New York, 15 September 2011, lot 1468.

    Provenance

    Mrs. Samuel T. Peters (1859-1943) Collection.
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1926.