15 September 2016
A PURPLE-SPLASHED JUNYAO BOWL
YUAN DYNASTY (1279-1368)
The heavily-potted bowl has deep, rounded sides and is covered on the interior with a glaze of creamy lavender-blue color splashed with two tapering purple streaks. The exterior is covered with a vibrant purple color shading to blue just before the mushroom-toned mouth rim.
5 3/8 in. (13.5 cm.) diam.
Mrs. Samuel T. Peters (1859-1943) Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1926.
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