RARE IMPERIAL JUN 'NUMBER ONE' TRIPOD NARCISSUS BOWL, EARLY MING DYNASTY, the rounded sides raised on three ruyi-shaped feet, with a band of studs repeated between raised ribs, the whole in a fine purplish-blue crackle glaze, incised with a number one, bears George Eumorfopoulos collection label, 24cm diam.
Provenance: George Eumorfopoulos. A.C.J Wall. Thence by descent
Literature: "The George Eumorfopoulos Collection" R.L. Hobson, Vol. 3, Plate C8.
Whilst the label to the underside states 'B.12' this does not refer to the Eumorfopoulos Collection number, which is very clearly illustrated in plate C8. This may however be an exhibition number.
Note: For a similar bowl see Sotheby's sale, Important Chinese Art, London, 11 Nov 2015, lot 81. See also; Christie's sale, The R. F. A Riesco Collection of Important Chinese ceramics, Hong Kong, 27th Nov 2013, lot 3012.
Sold For £240000.00 In The Asian Art - Sale Date 21st May 2018
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