A small 4 3/4" (12cms.)Chinese JUNYAO Tripod CENSER with Provenance.
Jin/Yuan Dynasty (1115-1368) Heavily potted with compressed body raised on three pinched cabriole supports, and applied on both sides with two flower heads repeated on either side of the neck between the two upright, pierced rectangular handles that are attached to the everted rim, covered inside and out with a rich milky turquoise-blue glaze embellished with reddish-purple splashes on the handles and rim that thins to mushroom on the raised edges and areas. The purple splashes was achieved by the application of copper oxide to the surface of the blue-toned glaze before firing. Probably from the "Jun" kilns in Yuxian. Provenance: purchased from Sotheby's in New York, 4 December, 1984, lot #247, and Property from the Collection of Marilyn Burnett Ross, Pleasant Ridge, Michigan. Condition report available upon request.