Lot 196: Certified Chinese Junyao porcelain vase, Jin/Yuan dynasty

Est: $80,000 - $250,000
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Description: Junyao pear-shaped vase, yuhu-chun-ping, Jin/Yuan dynasty (1115-1368). Delicately potted, standing on a short straight-cut foot, the swollen body with a tall neck, ending on a flaring rim, covered overall in a light-blue glaze and attractively splashed purple color in several (10) areas, suffused throughout with an attractive irregular russet crackles. Height: 7.2 in. = 18 cm. Biggest diameter: 4.5 in. = 11.5 cm. Diameter of the base: 2.35 in. = 6 cm. The opening is very small: 4 mm. Weight: 1 lb. 3 oz. = 540 g. Condition: very good for the age, about one dozen of tiny (1-4 mm) indentations (from the bubbles?) throughout the surface. They were originally present at the moment of glazing because of the original technique glazing over the hot wood. It means, they actually prove the authenticity. Age: Jin/Yuan dynasty (1115-1368). Authenticity report: According to our 30 years' experience in collecting of Asian and European antiques the probability of being genuine is very high. Provenance: from old US collection, purchased in 1980s. References: 1) Similar vase was sold at Christies for $84,241 US + 15% buyers premium, on Nov 2009. http://www.christies.com/Lotfinder/lot_details.aspx? 2) Another similar Jun bowl Song dynasty was sold in 2013 for $173,000. http://www.sothebys.com/en/auctions/ecatalogue/2013/chinese-works-of-art-n08974/lot.93.lotnum.html
Condition Very good. No defects, no cracks, natural aging of the porcelain;
Proof of authenticity: finely crackled glaze, where larger lines of crazing are broken down into smaller paddocks, occasional detritus, bubble bursts (areas of misfiring), natural wear of the bottom rim. (Allen pp.159-160)

Low Estimate: 80000;
High Estimate: 250000;
Original: Yes;
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