15 September 2016
This lot is offered without a reserve
TWO 'MA JUN' VESSELS
MING DYNASTY (1368-1644) OR LATER
The first is a high-shouldered, lobed vase, covered on the exterior with a deep purple glaze with abstract 'bird'-shaped accents in turquoise glaze on the shoulder. The second is a deep cup covered in purple glaze on the exterior and turquoise glaze on the interior.
The vase 6 ¼ in. (15.5 cm.) high, the cup 3 7/16 in. (8.7 cm.) diam.
Mrs. Samuel T. Peters (1859-1943) Collection.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accessioned in 1926.
Contact Client Service
New York +1 212 636 2000
London +44 (0)20 7839 9060
Asia +852 2760 1766
Margaret Gristina (葛曼琪)
+1 212 636 2180
The vase: 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. 66, no. 208.
This lot is offered without reserve.
Chinese Works of Art specialist Olivia Hamilton reckons this pair of superb sculptures — around 1,300 years old — are ‘the finest I've seen come up for sale‘
A new collector’s guide to palettes, glazes, reign marks, and the different kilns, plus why it pays to handle as many pieces as possible
As Chinese Ceramics specialist Joan Ho explains, when it comes to porcelain, not all blues are the same
Chinese ceramics and works of art specialist Vicki Paloympis offers tips on how to start a collection
Ahead of our Paris sale on 10 September, Meredith Etherington-Smith salutes three generations of collectors from one family
What a newcomer needs to know about the highly collectable, grain-based liquor served at all Chinese state banquets