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flower-pot-stand

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    PDF.97

  • Description

    Official Jun stoneware flower-pot-stand with lobed corners, a flattened rim with a narrow raised edge and four coud-shaped feet. The flower-pot-stand has opalescent glaze on the interior, except junctions between sides, base and rim, which are purple, the exterior is purple-glazed, apart from an area of blue at the lower edge. There is an inscription on the base, which is glazed.

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  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1368-1435
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Ware

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 53 millimetres
    • Width: 182 millimetres
    • Width: 153 millimetres (base)
    • Depth: 114 millimetres (base)
    • Width: 182 millimetres (mouth)
    • Depth: 147 millimetres (mouth)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Position

        On base
      • Inscription Language

        Chinese
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Shi
      • Inscription Translation

        Ten
      • Inscription Comment

        The numeral shi (ten) impressed on base
  • Curator's comments

    Published PDF date : Jin-Yuan 13th-14th centuryRoom 95 label text:

    PDF 97

    Rectangular flower pot stand


    This rectangular numbered Jun flower pot stand has four cloud-shaped feet. It is very rare for both the pot and matching stand to survive (matching pot is PDF 96) and both are inscribed 十 shi, meaning ten, on the base. Song Xu 宋詡 was the first scholar to mention Jun wares in AD1504 in《宋氏家規部》 (Song shi jia guibu ‘ Song family customs’). Later Ming writers mention Jun wares frequently in the literature of connoisseurship. Interestingly, however, unlike Song wares they are not described as items from another era in these works, suggesting perhaps that they were not antiques when the texts were compiled.


    Stoneware body covered in blue and purple glazes with olive-green on base Numbered or Official Jun ware官鈞窯
    Juntai, Yuxian, Henan province 河南省, 禹縣, 鈞台
    Ming dynasty, about AD 1368–1435

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  • Bibliography

    • Medley 1975 Monochrome pl. 49 bibliographic details
    • Hobson 1934 p. 79, pl. LXXVIII (set with no.96) bibliographic details
    • Yorke Hardy 1953 p.25, no.97 (set with no.96) bibliographic details
    • Pierson 1999 p.50, no.97 (set with no.96) bibliographic details
  • Acquisition name

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    PDF.97

Hexagonal Jun stoneware flower-pot with six cloud-shaped feet. Grey-brown body covered in sky blue glaze inside and purple glaze with blue-grey suffusions outside and on rim. Earth worm marks on the outside where the glaze has split. Seven holes in the base, and seventeen small spur marks visible. Chinese numeral, qi (seven), has also been impressed into base. Pair with A10.

Hexagonal Jun stoneware flower-pot with six cloud-shaped feet. Grey-brown body covered in sky blue glaze inside and purple glaze with blue-grey suffusions outside and on rim. Earth worm marks on the outside where the glaze has split. Seven holes in the base, and seventeen small spur marks visible. Chinese numeral, qi (seven), has also been impressed into base. Pair with A10.

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