19 March 2008
AN UNUSUAL JUN-STYLE FLOWER-FORM BOWL
The deep rounded sides molded as five petals rising from the conforming foot to the rim, covered inside and out with a soft slightly lavender- blue glaze pooling in a circle to a dark blue in the bottom of the interior and thinning on the interior ribs to a mushroom color, the bottom of the foot with a clear dressing showing the dark brown ware
4 3/8 in. (11 cm.) across, wood stand, fitted cloth box
Mathias Komor, New York.
The Collection of Edgar Kaufmann, Jr., New York.
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