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A Purple-Splashed 'Jun' Bowl, Yuan dynasty. photo Sotheby's

the wide flaring sides rising to a slightly inverted rim, covered in a milky blue glaze thinning to a tan-gray at the rim, with purple and crimson splashes on the interior; diameter 8 3/8 in., 21.3 cm. Estimate 3,000—5,000 USD. Lot Sold 25,000 USD

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A large Purple-Splashed 'Jun' dish, Yuan dynasty. photo Sotheby's

the wide shallow dish resting on a slightly flared foot, applied overall with a pale blue glaze thinning to a paler tone at the rim, with a purple splash with blue and gray hues to the interior; diameter 9 1/4 in., 23.5 cm. Estimate 8,000—12,000 USD. Lot Sold 8,750 USD

PROVENANCE: C.T. Loo, Paris, 1960.

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Three 'Jun' bowls, Yuan dynasty. photo Sotheby's

the conical bowls of varying sizes, covered in a milky-blue bubble-suffused glaze thinning to a paler tone at the rim and ending above the unglazed foot, with purple and crimson splashes to the interior, the smallest bowl with purple craquelure (3); diameter of widest 8 1/8 in., 20.6 cm. Estimate 5,000—7,000 USD. Lot Sold 16,250 USD

Sotheby's. Informing the Eye of the Collector: Chinese Ceramics and Works of Art from J.T. Tai & Co. 22 Mar 11. New York www.sothebys.com