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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 1368–1435PDF 97

    長方形花盆托


    此刻數字鈞窯花盆托呈長方形,以四個雲頭形足承托器身。存世官鈞窯器物中,如此件花盆及盆托可配對者(與PDF96配對)在傳世品中十分罕見。兩者器底均刻有數目字“十”。1504年,學者宋詡所撰《宋氏家規部》首次提到了鈞窯器,而後,晚明學者在其鑒賞類著作中開始頻繁提及鈞窯器。然而頗為有趣的是,在這些著作中,鈞窯器物並非像其他宋代器物那樣被單獨劃分出來,這也許表明在編寫這些著作之時,鈞窯器物還並非古董。


    炻胎,施藍色及紫色釉,底部為橄欖綠色釉
    官鈞窯或帶數字鈞窯
    河南省禹縣(今禹州市)鈞台
    明代,約1368-1435年

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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
  • Location

    Not on display

  • 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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