Jin dynasty (1115-1234)
The shallow dish with slightly convex center and petal-lobed rim is covered with a pale blue glaze pooling in between the mushroom-coloured folds at the rim. The dish is decorated with a single splash of purplish red and light blue colour. The glaze stops unevenly around the slightly flaring foot leaving part of the underside and the base unglazed.
With gold lacquer repair at rim
12 cm diameter
A dish of similar form, also with gold lacquer repairs at the rim, formerly in the Size Yuan Tang Collection, was sold at Bonhams London, November 2017, lot 36.