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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • 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





  • 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


  • Registration number


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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