15 September 2016
A PURPLE-SPLASHED JUNYAO TRIPOD CENSER
JIN-YUAN DYNASTY, 13TH-14TH CENTURY
The censer has a compressed globular body supported on three cabriole legs, and a pair of rounded handles surmounted by upright angular loops and is covered overall with a finely mottled, milky blue glaze that thins to mushroom on the rim and is accented with bluish-purple splashes on the exterior and interior.
5 1/8 in. (13 cm.) diam.
Mrs. Samuel T. Peters (1859-1943) Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1926.
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Japan Society, at the Galleries of M. Knoedler & Co., Chinese, Corean and Japanese Potteries: Descriptive Catalogue of Loan Exhibition of Selected Examples, New York, 2-21 March 1914, p. 74, no. 259.
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