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  • Museum number

    PDF.98

  • Description

    Jun stoneware square test piece. The test-piece has translucent greenish-grey glaze.

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1000-1234 (?)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Width: 30 millimetres
    • Depth: 30 millimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Date uncertainRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 98

    Jun glaze test piece


    This test piece was used by potters to assess ideal kiln temperatures and glaze recipes. Where the Jun glaze runs thin towards the edge, it becomes semi-transparent to olive green. Compared to contemporary Northern Song celadons such as Ru and Yaozhou wares, Jun wares have relatively coarse stoneware bodies. Jun wares are characterised by opalescent blue, purple or occasionally green glazes.


    Stoneware with opalescent blue glaze
    Jun ware鈞窯
    Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣
    Northern Song to Jin dynasty, about AD 1000–1234PDF 98

    鈞釉火照


    陶工们用火照来测试窑温以及釉料配方是否理想。此钧窑火照的边缘处釉相对较薄,呈现半透明的橄榄绿色。鈞窯器物釉色以乳濁藍釉、紫釉甚至青釉為特色。


    炻器,乳濁藍釉
    鈞窯
    河南省禹縣(今禹州市)
    北宋至金,約1000-1234年

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  • Bibliography

    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.25, no.98 bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.50, no.98 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.98

Jun stoneware square test piece. The test-piece has translucent greenish-grey glaze. There is an inscription on the base, which is unglazed.

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