15 - 16 March 2015
PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF SARAH JAMISON MESSMORE
A COPPER-RED-SPLASHED JUNYAO BOWL
SONG DYNASTY, 12TH-13TH CENTURY
The bowl is of deep, rounded form and is covered inside and out with a glaze of turquoise-blue tone thinning to mushroom on the rim and foot. The interior is decorated with a bold cherry-red splash and the exterior with a few smaller splashes of similar color.
6 ¾ in. (17 cm.) diam.
Rudolph Schaeffer Collection; Christie's New York, 6 June 1985, lot 219.
Justice Ralph M. Holman (1914-2013) collection.
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