Description: A Chinese Junyao Stoneware Bowl, Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368), flared sides rounding at the rim, covered overall in a crackled milky blue glaze turning to olive at the rim, the interior with two purple splashes, raised on a low splayed foot burnt orange in the firing, base with Mottahedeh Collection label, item number 483, height 3 1/8 in., diameter 7 1/2 in Provenance: William Clayton, Ltd., London; Mildred R. and Rafi Y. Mottahedeh, 1962; Sotheby's, New York, Fine Chinese Works of Art, September 20, 2000, lot 100; the Headley-Whitney Museum, Lexington, KY (Acc. No. 00.8.1.2). Note: In his forward to China for the West, an authoritative publication on the Mottahedeh collection, Nelson A. Rockefeller, a friend and fellow collector of Chinese porcelain, described the Mottahedeh's collection as "an artistic and cultural treasure without comparison in its field". Beginning with their marriage in 1929, the Mottahedeh's began acquiring Chinese porcelains, ivories, jades and bronzes", amassing one of the world's finest private collections with some 2,000 pieces". Reference: The New York Times, Arts Section, "Mildred Root Mottahedeh, 91, Collector of Chinese Porcelain", February 23, 2000.
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