The refinement of this small blue-glazed plate characterizes the early Jun wares developed in the early Song period, possibly for imperial use. Though it lacks the deep crimson splashes found on later, heavier Jun wares, the exquisitely subtle color of the thick opalescent glaze on Plate with Foliate Rim demonstrates the cultivated tastes of this exceptionally creative period.
Samuel T. Peters, New York, by 1914;
by descent to Mrs. Samuel T. Peters, by 1927;
(sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 15-16 October 1943, no. 118);
purchased by private collector, California;
(sale, Parke-Bernet Galleries, Inc., New York, 2 February 1968, no. 187);
purchased by (Alice Boney, New York);
purchased by (N.V. Hammer, Inc., New York);
purchased by Ruth Carter Stevenson (b. 1923), Fort Worth, 1971 to 1977;
acquired by Kimbell Art Foundation, Fort Worth, gift of Ruth Carter Stevenson, Fort Worth, 1977.