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A Jun Bottle Vase
Northern Song dynasty (960-1126)
11th/12th century
11 5/8 inches (9.5 cm)

The pear shaped body rising from a short spreading foot to a flaring narrow cylindrical neck, covered overall with a soft lavender blue glaze suffused with a light crackle, the footring revealing the dark purplish-brown body.

Provenance:
The Inghram Family Collection

Exhibited:
Sung Dynasty Wares, Chun and Brown Glazes, Oriental ceramic Society, London, 1952, cat. no. 2.

Literature:
Basil Grey, Sung Porcelain and Stoneware, London, 1984, pl. 65.

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