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.
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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.
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